You’re not going to believe this, but a recent CNN hidden camera investigation, seemed to confirm what this recent Toronto Star investigation, this Rossen investigation, this ABC investigation, this mass shooting, this mass shooting, this mass shooting…and this mass shooting –and thousands upon thousands of other shootings– appeared to unmistakably indicate:
It’s easy to purchase a gun in America.
Like-no background check, no name, no ID needed—simply money and an optional handshake.
Last week, 45 cowards in the United States Senate, 41 Republicans and 4 Democrats, gave the “thumbs up” to that all too prevalent form of anonymous, undocumented, untraceable gun commerce.
Doesn’t seem right—does it?
I mean, like Bill O’Reilly once said-shouldn’t an ID be the bare minimum? As a guest once said on Sean Hannity’s show—“I mean you need an ID to rent from Blockbuster!”-a point which Hannity gleefully seconded . Like RNC chair Rance Priebus pointed out—polls overwhelmingly reflect public support for an ID requirement!
Wait—sorry, I think I’m getting mixed up.
Those quotes were about voting ID laws not Gun laws! ID Laws which Republicans overwhelmingly approve of as opposed to nearly uniformly oppose, (including most of those who voted against background checks), laws which require that voters show ID prior to engaging in their ..wait for it–CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT of voting– laws which were introduced in 34 states since 2011–laws which are intended to prevent voter fraud….of which there’s been 10 cases since the year 2000.
And of course, laws which disproportionately affect low income, elderly, and minority voters.
So in other words, more States, more Republicans, find a hypothetical 92-year old African American Woman, without an ID, looking to vote, more dangerous, more “legislation worthy”, than a hypothetical violent sociopath, without an ID, looking for a gun.
Essentially, they believe, or at least behave as though, that woman–let’s call her Virginia, can cause more damage to society, to our Country, than a gun.
Well, let’s look at the “tale of the tape” and find out:
So who wins–who is more dangerous?
When it comes to The Price is Right, Bingo, Scrabble and 6×6 Sudokus, it’s best if you avoid messing with Virginia. You may also receive a swift rebuke if you use “ungodly language”. That said, let’s consider what liberal commentator Mark Shields pointed out:
“…the reality is — and it’s a terrible reality — since Robert Kennedy died in the Ambassador Hotel on June 4, 1968, more Americans have died from gunfire than died in … all the wars of this country’s history, from the Revolutionary through the Civil War, World War I, World War II, in those 43 years…”
So, (to paraphrase British Comedian Eddie Izzard) while some may say “guns don’t kill people–people do”, I think it’s pretty damn clear that guns sure help.
Be Good Friends,