Virginia Democrat McAuliffe Lies, Claims It’s Easier To Buy A Gun Than Vote

Virginia Democrat McAuliffe Lies, Claims It’s Easier To Buy A Gun Than Vote

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Democrat Terry McAuliffe falsely insinuated it is easier to buy a gun than it is to vote.

“Call me crazy, but I think it should be easier to vote than it should be to buy a gun,” McAuliffe tweeted Tuesday morning.

McAullife’s lie is presumably supposed to draw attention to election integrity measures by Republicans meant to curb fraud but ignores how Democrats used the COVID-19 pandemic to lift some election security provisions and mail ballots without justification.

It also ignores how nearly half of the country’s states have same-day voter registration, a luxury not afforded to those who try to purchase a gun and receive a delayed background check due to tedious, bureaucratic regulations placed on the firearm industry.

McAuliffe is just one of the many Democrats who have repeated this gun lie to push an agenda. In a viral video in March, Sen. Alex Padilla claimed that “we make it easier to buy a gun than we do to cast a ballot,” a lie that warranted several fact checks. 

 

McAuliffe’s tweet gained traction on Twitter where users expressed their outrage at the “brazen, vicious, and completely discrediting lie.”

“Democrats such as McAuliffe get away with lying like this because the corrupt media that control discourse are propagandists who protect them every day,” Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway tweeted.

Others were quick to point out that it already is easier to vote than buy a gun.

“It already is, and even you know that, but you also know that your lapdogs in the media will run your BS for clicks regardless of the facts because your ideologies are the same,” Donald Trump Jr. commented. “Rinse and repeat… it’s the dem platform in a nutshell.”

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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