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Old 09-13-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Apply background checks for gun purchases to voting

Republicans worry about vote fraud.

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Democrats have long lauded background checks on gun purchases as simple, accurate and in complete harmony with the Second Amendment right to own guns.

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If Democrats really believe that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System doesn’t interfere “in any way” with people’s constitutional rights to own a gun, doesn't it follow that the same system would not constitute an infringement on people’s right to vote? This would give Republicans a system for stopping vote fraud and Democrats a system that they have already vigorously endorsed.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:05 PM
 
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I did two comprehensive background checks for my CCW, and I always present photo ID when I vote.

Not sure I am seeing the controversy over doing what most functional adults with basic motor function and an IQ higher than 70 can do with very little effort?
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This is a great idea but it will never happen. The whole point of fighting voter ID laws is to help non-citizens vote. That's it. There is absolutely no other reason to oppose ID laws, except to facilitate fraud.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:18 PM
 
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Stay home on election day and read book. Dont ask permission from a violent gang to carry a gun to protect yourself.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:04 PM
 
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...The whole point of fighting voter ID laws is to help non-citizens vote. That's it. ...
Nonsense.

The whole point of introducing voter ID laws we never had before is to suppress the vote, basically disenfranchising people. I even saw some clown suggest raising the voting age to 30 on some thread in this forum. All motivated toward the same goal: keep people out of the polls.

We should be encouraging people to exercise their franchise, not discouraging them!

The whole country has gotten along for more than two centuries without these restrictions, and they only serve to make it harder for people. I have been voting for four decades and the signature book has always worked fine. You have to be in the book to vote, and once voted that's it.

Identity checks at the time of registration are standard, and all that is necessary. The "massive voter fraud" claim is a myth.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:13 PM
 
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This is a great idea but it will never happen. The whole point of fighting voter ID laws is to help non-citizens vote. That's it. There is absolutely no other reason to oppose ID laws, except to facilitate fraud.
Outside of the fact that we already have such laws. Everyone must prove who they are when they register.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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I stopped caring immediately after Sandy Hook. Gun control was never going to happen. Kids are going to be gunned down in school. Public shootings are simply going to be as common as they are.

Republicans wouldn't vote to limit firearm access to the clinically mentally ill. They still won't do it, even after a walking, talking metaphor gunned their own down in public.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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Nonsense.
The whole point of introducing voter ID laws we never had before is to suppress the vote, basically disenfranchising people.
How so?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I stopped caring immediately after Sandy Hook. Gun control was never going to happen. Kids are going to be gunned down in school. Public shootings are simply going to be as common as they are.

Republicans wouldn't vote to limit firearm access to the clinically mentally ill. They still won't do it, even after a walking, talking metaphor gunned their own down in public.
And Dems want sanctuary cities where the local police won't help the feds. Plus, like CA, they want to make stealing a firearm a felony no longer. Nor will they prosecute felons attempting to buy firearms. They are all talk or shall we say, hot air.

Enforce the laws on the books already morons. Libs are going in reverse. Felons good, 2A types bad. WHAT?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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Nonsense.

The whole point of introducing voter ID laws we never had before is to suppress the vote, basically disenfranchising people. I even saw some clown suggest raising the voting age to 30 on some thread in this forum. All motivated toward the same goal: keep people out of the polls.

We should be encouraging people to exercise their franchise, not discouraging them!

The whole country has gotten along for more than two centuries without these restrictions, and they only serve to make it harder for people. I have been voting for four decades and the signature book has always worked fine. You have to be in the book to vote, and once voted that's it.

Identity checks at the time of registration are standard, and all that is necessary. The "massive voter fraud" claim is a myth.
Holy mackrel .....completely drunk on purple kool-aid. Bought every bit of fake tripe pushed by the DNC.

Yowser, scary.
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