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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

 

Voter ID - Remember When The GOP Went Nuts Over Photo ID's to Purchase Hand Guns?

Suddenly photo ID's are all the rage amongst the "small government" group.


It was in the 2000 campaign that the NRA went after Democratic candidate Al Gore with a vengeance built up over years of confrontation with the Clinton administration and its “jack-booted government thugs,” as others put it.

The Moses of gun rights may have had too regal a bearing to use such incendiary words. But in attacking a Democrat who favored mandatory photo ID licenses for future handgun buyers, Heston held little else back. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23985685/ns/today-entertainment/t/heston-was-public-face-gun-rights/#.T1pziudZAs0

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TheWraith Mar 2012 #1
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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

1. Um, not quite the same thing.

Photo IDs have been required to purchase guns, any guns, for decades. That article is badly written, but I think they're referring to a proposal to require special licenses akin to driver's licenses.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. Why Then Did NRA Heston

 

make such a big deal about it - using it against Al Gore.

From the 2000 election.

BUSH [to Gore]: I disagree on this issue. He’s for registration of guns. I think the only people who are going to show up to register or get a license, are law-abiding citizens. The criminal’s not going to show up and say, hey, give me my I.D. card, and I don’t think that’s going to be an effective tool to make the, keep our society safe.

GORE: I’m not for registration. I am for licensing by states of new handgun purchases: A photo license I.D. like a driver’s license for new handguns.
Source: Presidential Debate at Wake Forest University , Oct 11, 2000

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:23 PM

3. Combine the two - you have to bring a gun in order to get to vote.

 

, the large bowl, please.

ID, to God-damned hell with ID! We have no ID. In fact, we don't need ID. I don't have to show you any stinking ID, you god-damned cabrón and chinga tu madre! Come out from that shit-hole of yours. I have to vote.

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