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The stupid! It burns! Salon misses the obvious

October 22, 2012

Salon’s Stephanie Jones writes “If ballots were bullets” how “If Americans cared as much about their voting rights as their gun rights, they’d be up in arms right now.”

Well, Stephanie, if you weren’t a big-city bigot, you would know that gun owners are as dedicated to voting rights for all legal American citizens as we are gun rights for all legal Americans.

Stephanie claims that evil Republicans are disenfranchising millions of Americans by advocating for Voter ID laws.

If Stephanie had the brains God gave a Bluetick Coonhound, she’d recognize that all of the laws we have concerning purchasing guns disenfranchises millions of Americans of their Second Amendment rights to acquire a gun freely and easily.

If she weren’t an ideologue, she would realize that if we treated guns as we currently treat the right to vote, we could mail order our guns with little more than a signature and a sworn affidavit of sorts.

We’re guessing this hack of an amateur journalist is not in favor of shedding the hundreds, if not thousands of laws on the books relating to acquisition of firearms.

And we see nary a single syllable of concern from her over folks who may be disenfranchised of their right to keep and bear arms because of gun laws.

Nary a peep.

Thanks Stephanie.

 

If ballots were bullets

If Americans cared as much about their voting rights as their gun rights, they’d be up in arms right now

What if politicians began enacting and enforcing a spate of laws across the country that prevented millions of law-abiding citizens from buying guns in order to stop criminals from getting their hands on weapons? Would Second Amendment advocates remain silent?

That’s what is happening in America in 2012 — except, instead of keeping millions of Americans from exercising their right to bear arms, Republican legislators, governors and secretaries of state are trying to stop millions of Americans from exercising their right to vote. Yet those who would never tolerate any curtailment of gun rights have raised nary a peep about this assault on voting rights.