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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Picks Up Senator Janet Howell's Discredited Claim

Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence sent this email yesterday where he touts his recent blog post on the Huffington Post.  The post is entitled When Buying a Gun Becomes Easier than Voting.

You may recall that VSSA posted here about a similar claim made by State Senator Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) a couple of weeks ago.  The Richmond Times Dispatch's PolitiFact checker found Senator Howell's claim to be only half true.

The fact is there are more restrictions on purchasing a firearm than there are on voting, and last time I checked, you have to present a Photo ID to purchase a firearm.

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