Thursday, July 21, 2011

Photo ID

I was standing at the gun counter the other day and watched a fellow fill out a 4493. For those of you unfamiliar with the form, it's the one that you have to fill out to buy a gun. The clerk asked him for a photo ID and the guy proffered it immediately. I've done the same thing in the past when I buy a gun. It's part of the routine, and everyone accepts it. The government wants to make sure that I'm eligible to buy a gun.

Some states are toying with the idea of photo ID before you vote. Prove your identity. That makes sense to me. The right to keep and bear arms is a basic right in the United States, just as the right to vote is a basic right. If you've got to show ID for one, then what's the reasoning of those who say that voter ID is a problem? I want to make sure that you're eligible to cast a vote. If you're not eligible then you're stealing my vote.

I don't see the difference between the two activities, and I don't understand the opposition of folks who oppose voter ID, but support gun-buying ID. Would anyone like to explain it to me?

1 comment:

Bob S. said...

Opposition to Photo-Id in one case supports their cause.

The more illegals, the more felons, the more they can advance their socialist/marxist agenda.

Supporting photo id requirements in the other case makes it hard for people to oppose their agenda.

Their excuse is public safety, their goal is disarmament.

I've been kicking around an idea; basically the Ant-rights cultists don't want people to be independent. They want them dependent upon the government (which they mostly control) for their income (redistribution of wealth), their health (single payer system, mandated diets), and safety.

Independent people tend to want to think for themselves, keep what they make instead of seeing it go to support for life those who don't earn.

It is also part of their plan to do away with national borders. Why should someone not get to vote in America just because they weren't born here or didn't come here legally?

Notice this fits with the push for international laws to be used in the justice system.