Conservatives argue that gun manufacturers and sellers should not be held liable for selling a gun which is later used in a crime. I agree but where are the conservative defenders of Tommy Chong? Chong, one half of the gonzo film duo, Cheech & Chong, is currently serving a 9 month prison term for selling “drug paraphernalia” over the internet. That’s right, Chong is in jail not for selling drugs but for selling items that are perfectly legal like pipes and rolling paper – similar items are sold everyday alongside tobacco but because of Chong’s reputation as a drug-user his items were ruled illegal.
Chong is the only defendant in a series of such raids to receive jail time and it is clear that one of the reasons Federal prosecutors went after him is because his movies make fun of law-enforcement.