Disarming Minorities (repost)

And this will be my last post tonight, honest.

The only objection consistently raised to the seemingly modest and sensible sounding idea of requiring that voters present a photographic id is that it is discriminatory toward minorities. In fact, while I think that’s both a little silly and a lot condescending, it’s actually the only specific objection I’ve *ever* heard.

I would encourage anyone who believes that this criticism is valid to consider the extensive identification requirements associated with gun purchases. Because I think it is logically inescapable that, if the requirement of a photographic id from a voter is discriminatory against minorities, then so must be the requirement of a photographic id from a gun purchaser.

Which begs the obvious question, my dear pro-gun-control friends: why are you comfortable with differentially disarming black people?

~ Hank Racette


About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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