Why Its Easier To Buy An Assault Weapon Than To Vote, In One Graphic

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By Igor Volsky & Adam Peck

On Wednesday, in a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, President Bill Clinton connected Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I have a dream” speech to the struggles still facing the nation, arguing that the U.S. must strengthen its gun laws to achieve King’s vision of nonviolence. “A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon,” Clinton proclaimed.

While Clinton also called on America to implement health care reform and invest in science and education, the gun line elicited the biggest controversy, leading Alex Seitz-Wald to fact-check the claim. As it turns out, Clinton is correct: individuals can buy assault weapons without showing identification in more than 30 states, while federal law prohibits states from allowing individuals to vote without some form of identification. In recent years, 13 states have passed stricter voter ID requirements and half a dozen more are considering voter suppression measures in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling invalidating a key section of the the Voting Rights Act.

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1 Response to Why Its Easier To Buy An Assault Weapon Than To Vote, In One Graphic

  1. gunsafetypro says:

    That’s total BS.

    The VAST VAST VAST majority of Internet private sales won’t go through without both parties showing each other their photo IDs and carry permits when they meet to prove that they are legal residents of the same state and legal to own a gun.

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