Sunday, October 23, 2016

Guns will be allowed in some polling places - sad, but true. The crazies and their guns.

This would be crazy in a 3rd world country but this is the United States.

In Virginia's Prince William County, where you can bring your gun into county government buildings, The Washington Post's Patricia Sullivan reports the electoral board is considering seeking a one-day ban on weapons at polling places on private property.
In Colorado, poll workers in Denver and the suburb Aurora — the site of the 2012 “Dark Knight” mass shooting — are being trained on how to respond to a mass shooting.
In New Hampshire, where guns have been an issue in the U.S. Senate campaign, election officials are letting people know that some of their fellow voters might legally carry a weapon into polling places — even into schools.
And in Pennsylvania, where you can vote with a gun in tow in most locations, state election officials are underscoring their laws about voter intimidation.
Seriously, if you read these details about some far-away country—in the context of one candidate urging his supporters to go to the polls to keep watch on the other candidate’s supporters—would it sound to you like a thriving democracy? But here, it's not necessarily even clear what gun laws apply to which polling places in any given state, and the situation is ripe for exactly the kind of intimidation Donald Trump has been trying to whip up.

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