The Danger of Voting Versus The Danger of Guns1
October 8, 2015 by Chris Kite
Think about this . . . . .
Republicans often talk about the need for stricter control of the voting process. They talk about all the voter fraud that takes place in this country. Yet, when challenged, they can’t actually point to any examples of voter fraud taking place. There are many studies showing that voter fraud is virtually non-existent. But hey, we need to be more careful, so we’re going to pass laws requiring a state issued ID in order to cast a vote.
Republicans are completely against any form of “gun control.” They have continuously opposed universal background checks. They are opposed to registration of weapons. They are opposed to any rules restricting who can own a gun. Over 30,000 Americans die from gun shots every year. There are quite a few studies that show gun ownership equals higher risk of gun violence. But there is no need to change anything. It isn’t the guns. It’s mental health. It’s lack of religion. It’s parenting. It’s the erosion of traditional values.
Besides, passing gun laws doesn’t work. People will still get guns.
But voter ID laws? They are very effective at stopping the voter fraud that Republicans can’t provide examples of.
The NRA is kind of like a group of teenagers — they know everything and none of it has to make sense.