Democrats: No Guns for the Poor

   08.07.17

Democrats: No Guns for the Poor

Ask voters to have a free government issued ID card, and Democrats will oppose the measure.  According to Democrats, how dare the government oppress the poor by asking them to get a free government issued ID card

However, when it comes to gun rights, Democrats approve of just about every regulation and fee that could be imagined.  Even if the fees disproportionately affect the poor, state legislators vote to keep the fees in place.

The Chicago Tribune has an article that lays bare the facts about Democrats and their oppression of gun rights – How Democrats keep guns in the hands of the rich.

In some states, the poor need not apply even if they are willing to pay these costs. In the Democratic-leaning states of California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, as well as the District of Columbia, people have to demonstrate need for a permit to a local public official.

Los Angeles County illustrates how this discretion results in only a select few wealthy and powerful individuals getting permits. If Los Angeles County authorized permits at the same rate as the rest of the country, it would have around 600,000 permit holders. Instead, only 226 permits have been issued within a population of about 7.9 million adults, and many of them have gone to politically connected individuals, including judges. Indeed, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca earned a reputation for awarding permits to people who gave him campaign donations or generous gifts.

One statistic I find interesting:

  • Los Angeles County, 7% of concealed carry permit holders are women.
  • National level, 36% of concealed carry permit holders are women.

If only 7% of the women in Los Angeles County were registered to vote, Democrats would want to know why so few women were voting. There would be studies, investigations and public hearings to find out why so few women were registered to vote.  Democrats would go door-to-door asking women to register to vote.  The same can not be said when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms.

While Liberal leaning news outlets cry foul on equality in the workplace and pay equality, there is no outrage when it comes to the right to own a firearm by women, the poor or minorities.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had this to say about concealed carry license fees,

No Texan should be deprived of their right to self-protection because of onerous licensing fees imposed by the state,

Opinion

We should treat gun rights just like voting rights.  The ACLU states, “Voter ID laws deprive many voters of their right to vote.”  Gun owners should demand the federal government treat gun rights just like all other rights.

No ID required to vote, then no ID to buy a firearm.

No fee to vote, then for a firearm carry permit fee.

Before voting, citizens most attend a training class. The cost of the class could exceed $1,000.

Citizens have to explain to a government official why they need the vote.

The federal government should take action against states who have laws prevent the poor from owning a firearm. Any new gun law passed by a Democrat controlled state should be reviewed by the federal government before the law takes effect.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

We all know voting rights are held to a very high standard. The same can not be said about gun rights. Sooner or later people will have to say enough is enough. Just say no to more gun control laws.

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