“A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon”

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where he criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a key section of the Voting Rights Act earlier this year.

“A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon,” Clinton said, calling out lawmakers that have been eager to pass laws restricting access to the polls while resisting gun control measures.

Clinton also said that just because minorities, students and the elderly had proven willing to wait through long lines at the polls wasn’t a good reason to conclude that protections against discriminatory voting laws were no longer needed.

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