a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon
Generally, you must show ID to buy an assault weapon. And submit to a background check, perhaps a waiting period, etc.
So, if we, as a great democracy, keep it (say) only one-third as hard to vote as to buy an assault weapon, then we will at least have universal voter ID checks. Right?
Bonus: A Harvard study is said to have concluded that gun bans don’t reduce the murder rate.
Researchers looked at crime data from several European countries and found that countries with HIGHER gun ownership often had LOWER murder rates.
Russia, for example, enforces very strict gun control on its people, but its murder rate remains quite high…
…several European countries with significant gun ownership, like Norway, Finland, Germany and France – had remarkably low murder rates.
I don’t have time here to read the study, so I don’t vouch for the above summary. If you read the study and find it said something different, please inform us in the comments.
UPDATE: Here is the study.