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?