Whenever there is a mass shooting, it’s normal to ask what we could have done to prevent it. This is especially true of those who knew the shooter to some degree.
The problem is when politicians decide to ask the question, they don’t really want to deliberate on the answer. They want to simply use it to push for policies they wanted in the first place.
That’s especially true of Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia.
In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Warnock called for “reasonable gun control” and a change in priorities for lawmakers.
“This shooter was able to kill all of these folks same day he purchased a firearm. Right now, what is our legislature doing?” Warnock questioned.
“That suggests a distortion in values when you can buy a gun and create this much carnage and violence on the same day, but if you want to exercise your right to vote as an American citizen, the same legislature that should be focused on this is busy erecting barriers,” he added, referring to Georgia’s state legislature.
This has been a common refrain among the left after Atlanta. What they want to do is use this to not just curb our Second Amendment rights, but open up elections to even greater fraud than we saw during the 2020 election.
See, people can buy a gun the same day because we go through processes to make sure they’re eligible to buy a gun. It’s not perfect, but no system can be. It does prevent a lot of criminals from buying guns. Enough so that they don’t even generally try to buy from a gun store without a straw purchaser standing in.
With voting, we don’t actually have similar mechanisms. If someone walks in and demands to vote, Warnock wants them to be able to vote. Considering the Democratic opposition to voter ID as well, there would be literally nothing to stop someone from voting a dozen times at least.
While one person doing that wouldn’t likely have much of an impact on an election, hundreds doing it would.
There’s a reason you have to register to vote. Further, it’s not like people don’t get reminded about how the registration deadlines are coming up prior to an election. They know.
So basically, the only reason to want same-day registration is to facilitate fraud, something we know happens in every single election.
Yet let’s also be honest, just how many mass shootings have we seen with firearms purchased that same day? How common is that, really? Hell, even if you take it to crimes in general, how many people lawfully purchase a firearm that day and then commit a crime just hours later?
Further, how many of those crimes would have been prevented by something like a waiting period? Even fewer.
In other words, Atlanta is an isolated incident and not indicative of anything except for one guy losing his ever-loving mind and killing people as a result of it, but fraud is a constant that needs to be watched out for with every fiber of our being.
Of course, since many suspect Warnock owes his office to fraud, it’s unsurprising he’d want to facilitate more of it.
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