Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's easier to illegally buy an assault rifle than it is to legally vote

"But a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." - Bill Clinton, Aug. 28.

Contrast that to this news item: A white supremacist felon arrested for selling counterfeit NFL jerseys was found to have 18 guns, including assault rifles, and 45,000 rounds of ammunition that the investigators had no idea that he had. Of course, as a convicted felon, he is not allowed to own firearms but there is no way to stop him from buying them. This story is from The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio).

The title: I have to show a driver's license to register to vote and every time I actually vote (even though my signature matches the signature printed in the registration book) but I don't need any identification to buy an assault rifle from a private party.

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