Shameful

So, should it be easier to buy a gun than to vote? Let me make it even more germane to what you’re about to read. Should it be easier for someone who’s mentally ill and had previously made death threats to get a gun than for law-abiding citizens in good standing to be able to vote?

Obvious answer, easier for the crazy guy to get a weapon.

Ralph Lang, 63, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, was arrested after he accidentally discharged his .38 in a Motel 6. When the cops showed up, he told them he bought the gun to kill abortionists. Just like he told the police he was going to do when he was arrested in front of a Planned Parenthood building back in 2007. Lang might be considered mentally incompetent to stand trial, but as far as legally buying and concealing a gun? No problem.

While all this was going on, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the Voter Suppression Bill into law:

“It is clear that the intentions behind the voter suppression law are to silence large portions of the population who tend to vote against Republicans,” explained Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “Act 22 will deny access to the polls for many legitimate voters who have every right to cast their ballots and have them counted. To make it more difficult for someone to be heard in a democracy, simply because you do not like what they have to say is shameful.”

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Posted on May 28, 2011, in Politics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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