I can empathize with your situation.
As a retired law enforcement officer, although that has no bearing in my case since I only seek to be treated like any American citizen who is afforded Second Amendment Constitutional rights, I found my recent purchase of a firearm very interesting, especially in view of the passage of the voter ID law in Wisconsin, only to be vacated by a variety of activist judges.
In short, I haven’t purchased a firearm for probably 20 years. When I made the purchase at a local franchised store, I was first asked to show them my photo driver’s license. I was then required to complete 3 forms of information. Apparently, one look at my photo driver’s license didn’t do the job because I was asked to produce my license a second time so a background check could be run, at my expense of course.
The sales clerk then advised me that I could pick up my firearm after 48 hours transpired. I questioned her about the waiting period because the last time I bought a firearm, the waiting period was 3 days. He advised the change was made more than a year ago.
Skip to 3 days after my purchase (I was unable to pick up my firearm after 48 hours because I was out of town) and I approached the same sales clerk who remembered me, but asked to see my photo driver’s license a third time, finalized a document she began when I initially came in to purchase the firearm and then carried the firearm up to the checkout lane where I paid for it.
I know she was following store protocol, but I was tempted to comment that the store policy makes it impossible for a citizen who doesn’t have a photo ID to purchase a firearm, even though none is required for voting purposes.
I am ashamed to admit I was born and raised in Madison, but during my youth and young adulthood, Madison actually had judges who made judgements according to the law rather than basing their decisions on a skewed political agenda.
I’ve lived here 27 years. During that time, photo voter id has been passed by both the public (advisory referendum) and by the legislature. Then it was vetoed by a Dem Governor. Now it’s being vetoed by rogue judges. In the mean time voter fraud continues. A report, accidentally released to the public when Milwaukee was in transition between police chiefs, proved that there was rampant voter fraud in just Milwaukee in the 2004 presidential election. The new police chief disbanded the Milwaukee fraud unit just before the 2008 election. The Milwaukee report doesn’t even touch on what goes on in Dane County. The head of that task force was “induced” to retire by being given less than desireable assignments. That 67 page report has been scrubbed from the Web.
Nobody checks on the students who think that they are allowed to vote both at college and at home. Nobody checks on people from out of state who own summer cottages here who vote in Wisconsin. I remember that in 2004 there were ads running in Madison asking for students who were interested in traveling to MN to vote again because MN also has same day registration. Also in 2004 the streets all the way north to Pt. Washington were suddenly choked with IL cars on election day. Hmmmm. I wonder why?