Posted: 6/26/2022 11:15:04 PM EST
This is the alert we sent out at IllinoisCarry. We really don't like to bash ISRA but, they are truly messed up!
What could they be thinking?
Yes, “they”. The ISRA. Again.
In their June 13 email outlining endorsed candidates, they had the audacity to stand with legislators who have shown a history of anti-gun behavior.
Senator Koehler, for example. The Senator was the chief sponsor of the “FOID Modernization” Act, the law that requires registration of privately sold firearms and background checks for ammunition purchases.
Earlier in his career, he sponsored
SB337 Gun Dealer Licensing – Various, the law responsible for closing roughly half of all Illinois gun dealers, permanently.
That same year, he voted for SB2343 Bump Stock/Trigger Crank, a bill that would have banned these firearm accessories in Illinois with penalties as extreme as a Class X Felony.
He voted for another bump stock ban, complete with an attack on various counties' pro Second Amendment resolutions, in HB1467 Criminal Law – Tech.
He voted to require a FOID card in order to purchase Tannerite, another range toy, via SB2561 Prepackage Explosive Component.
He voted for HB1468 Criminal Law – Tech, a bill to require a 72 hour wait on arbitrarily defined “assault weapons”. There was a 24 hour wait in place for long guns at the time.
He voted to create a definition of “Assault Weapon” out of thin air, then create an age based ban via HB1465 Criminal Law – Tech.
As if this isn't enough, the ISRA endorsed Senator Holmes. Not only did Ms. Holmes vote in favor of the FOID Modernization bill, she cosponsored an early version of the same bill, SB1165 Safety Tech.
Senator Doris Turner, another yes vote for FOID Modernization, is endorsed by the ISRA.
And former Senator Rachel Crowe, who also co-sponsored SB1165 Safety Tech despite pleas from her Madison County constituents to respect the Second Amendment, is an ISRA favorite to occupy that Senate seat again.
In the House, Representative Ugaste enjoys an ISRA endorsement despite voting for FOID Modernization.
IllinoisCarry does not endorse candidates, but we do question the ISRA's ability to protect our rights. How can a pro-gun organization actually side with legislators who work against those rights? How can they be taken seriously?
They need new leadership. They need it now!
P.S. I sure miss Interested Bystander!
Senator Koehler is as bad as you can get. Not only is he anti-2nd Amendment, his liberal leanings are crushing Illinois business and hurting Illinois law enforcement.
The ISRA is not our friend by any stretch of the imagination. Most people that I've spoken to over the past few weeks said they will not vote for anyone endorsed by the ISRA.
said they will not vote for anyone endorsed by the ISRA.
Sorry, but that is just stupid. There are others on the list that are good including Bailey. The only ones on the list that are tainted are listed in our e-mail alerts. The rest are indeed good.
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