If you’re in the half of the country that allows voter initiatives (26 states allow proposed legislation to be added to a ballot if a minimum number of registered voters sign a petition,according to Ballotpedia), please read the fine print before you check a box on your ballot in this fall’s election.
A voter initiative, like legislation passed by elected representatives, can enhance your rights or take them away. Someone who hasn’t looked into what so-called “universal” background check laws really do (as always, “universal” is in quotes because criminals by definition won’t submit themselves to this law, so it isn’t really universal) might think this is commonsensical, even innocuous, legislation. They might not know that such laws criminalize the normal and otherwise law-abiding behavior of average Americans or that research shows such laws won’t stop criminals from getting guns.
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