Why It’s Easier To Buy An Assault Weapon Than To Vote, In One Graphic

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/29/2550851/guns/

…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 Voting Rights Act.

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Image source and article: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/29/2550851/guns/

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4 thoughts on “Why It’s Easier To Buy An Assault Weapon Than To Vote, In One Graphic

  1. Yep. In most states you can make the private purchase of semiautomatic weapon w/ a macho trim kit and not have to show any ID. So?

    However, the “ID requirement” for voting is, except in those 13 states nominal at best and largely useless as means of identification since most states do not even require a photo ID.

  2. This is so adding weight why I should move to Washington State. Just kidding. I actually don’t mind the stricter process for gun ownership here in Hawaii, but what really kills it here is that there is only ONE window, on Oahu, where we register firearms… when lines are 3 hours plus, it is so daunting.

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