Jan. 1, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):
The ISRA has it on good authority that
is about to introduce a sweeping gun control bill when the Senate returns to its lame duck session later this week. Based on what is known about the proposal, it would result in the banning and confiscation of most privately-owned firearms in the state.
Interestingly, the news of Cullerton's proposed gun ban comes on the heels of a pair of announcements regarding
's crime rate. As 2012 drew to a close,
's homicide tally broke through the 500-mark for the first time in nearly a decade. It was also announced that 2012 saw twice as many bank robberies in
than were recorded in 2011. Those two indictments of Mayor
's ability to control his city's crime rate piled on to his already tarnished record including high-profile flash mob attacks against tourists on the
, the stabbing of a doctor on the Magnificent Mile, and now almost a dozen shootings as
rang in the new year.
Emanuel's ineffectiveness as a crime fighter is matched only by his inability to establish priorities. While victims 493, 494 and 495 bled out in the streets of his
, Emanuel was busily penning op-ed pieces explaining why he feels it is necessary to take guns away from hunters and sportsmen in
and Mattoon. Emanuel's call to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens is a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the growing lawlessness on
's streets. Emanuel is fortunate in that he has
at his disposal to perpetuate this charade in the
"The ISRA is not going to sit idly by while Emanuel and Cullerton trash the rights of law-abiding firearm owners," commented ISRA Executive Director
. "We are more than prepared to fight this latest attack in the legislature and, if necessary, in the courts."
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the rights of millions of law-abiding
SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association