Regarding the Feb. 10 Metro article “Bill requires photo ID with vote requests made by mail”:

Would Del. Jeffrey L. Campbell (R-Marion) and Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) buy into the same argument for closing loopholes for sales at gun shows that they used to advocate for stronger voting restrictions? Mr. Campbell said: “We don’t have any documented cases of record in Virginia, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t capable of happening, and certainly where we can close such a hole to provide for the insurance and integrity of the process and prevent fraud we should do so.” What a great argument for requiring background checks at gun shows.

Mr. Obenshain, who ran for attorney general, agrees with Mr. Campbell: “When there is a perception that the system is flawed, it undermines that confidence.”

I registered to vote and have registered guns at home. However, under the voting restrictions proposed by these two lawmakers, I may not be allowed to exercise this right. No wonder the pundits say that it is easier to get a gun in Virginia than it is to vote.

Jean Durham Busboso, Locust Dale, Va.