A recent pearl of 'wisdom':
This is why we need a national law to require background checks on all gun sales at gun shows so that a state with looser laws doesn't end up providing the guns to people in a state with stronger laws. Indiana, for example, or Missouri, do not have nearly the strict laws as Illinois.OK. Let's take a look at the BATFE numbers for 2009. Remember that Illinois has closed the 'gun show loophole' and has full firearm licensing.
Illinois recoveries: 3,555
Indiana recoveries: 1020
Missouri recoveries: 136
Hmm. Indiana actually scored HIGHER on the Brady Ranking than Missouri as does Wisconsin which accounted for 236 recoveries.
It sure looks like vicinity to Chicago correlates more to crime recoveries than 'strong' firearm laws.
So just like they lie when trying to pass stricter laws in Illinois, they'll lie about Illinois when trying to pass national laws.