By Wayne Allyn Root
Guns are in the news again. Democrats shamelessly use every mass shooting tragedy as an opportunity to take away the God-given and Constitution-given rights of gun owning Americans.
Never forget what Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
Also, never forget that 41 people were shot over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago. Isn’t that a “mass shooting?” Doesn’t 100% Democrat-controlled Chicago already have the strictest gun control in the country?
But nonetheless, I’m willing to compromise. I’m willing to give Democrats a crown jewel of what they’ve crusaded for, for decades.
I want President Trump to call their bluff. Democrats want “universal background checks” on all gun sales. Let’s give it to them…
As soon as Democrats agree to Federal Government-Issued Photo and Fingerprint ID for every voter in America.
Now there’s a grand bargain. Isn’t that an offer too good to refuse? Democrats claim they want to stop gun violence. They claim universal background checks is the answer. So why would they reject this offer?
Are they so frightened by Voter ID, they’re willing to let gun violence and mass shootings continue unabated?
What’s so scary about Voter ID? Don’t Democrats claim “election integrity” is their top priority? Aren’t they worried about “foreign interference” in US elections? So, why isn’t it a priority to prevent voter fraud?
If millions of illegal aliens from foreign countries are voting in US elections, isn’t that the very definition of “foreign interference?” I know, Democrats claim it’s not happening. Then why are you afraid of Voter ID? If illegals aren’t voting, then you have nothing to fear.
Plus, you get universal background checks in the bargain. It’s a big win for Democrats, right? Mass shootings will instantly be prevented, right?
If it’s so important for every gun buyer to undergo background checks, why shouldn’t every voter have a background check? If it’s a reasonable requirement for gun owners, why isn’t it a reasonable requirement for voters? Hey Democrats, cat suddenly got your tongue?
I’m willing to compromise. Why aren’t Democrats?
The proof of gun control’s failure is Chicago and every other U.S. inner city controlled by Democrats, with strict gun control, yet plagued by massive gun violence.
The proof is Mexico with the strictest gun control on the planet. There is one gun store in the entire country of Mexico. That didn’t stop even one of the 25,000 murders in Mexico last year.
The proof is our great ally UK. They have the strictest strict gun control and a violent crime rate almost three times higher than America. How do liberals explain that?
Gun control doesn’t work. But if it makes liberals feel all warm and fuzzy, let’s compromise. President Trump, please offer background checks for every gun purchase in America, in return for Voter ID for every voter.
Watch the response. Watch every liberal’s head explode. Democrats will lose their minds. Democrats will never compromise. Not even to save lives. Not even to prevent the murder of little children. Democrats will never allow Voter ID.
So, go ahead and make the offer Mr. President. Call it, “the Grand Compromise.” They’ll never take it.
This will prove, once and for all, what frauds Democrats are.
Wayne Allyn Root ([email protected]) is host of the nationally-syndicated “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show.” Listen from 3 to 6 p.m. daily at 790 Talk Now and watch at 5 PM on Newsmax TV- now on DirecTV and Dish. His R-J columns run Thursdays and Sundays.
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