From Obama; “Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote…They deserve a vote.”
That’s like 150 votes and they already have the right to cast that vote. In fact, the Giffords even created a Super PAC to lobby for gun control…that’s more than just a vote. I guess he thinks they deserve ‘extra’ votes outside of the democratic process because they are a minority of victims? Do all minorities then deserve extra votes? That is the antithesis of DEMOCRACY! If people had jobs maybe they wouldn’t be compelled to commit crimes, especially the rare anomaly of mass murder.
There is a reason we pick impartial people for a jury. We try to avoid a personal connection to the crime and a judgment made purely on emotional reaction instead of a presentation of the facts. Laws should be constructed no differently. Why should those who are most likely to be biased on the situation be the ones who deserve the ‘strongest’ vote? I sympathize with all the people who have been effected by any type of violence, but circumventing democracy is not one of the legal recourses available to them for relief.