Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brady Campaign on the Limp

Since they don't have enough left for a march.

Robb Allen and IllinoisCarry point to a Brady presser saying they are 'targeting state legislators' who voted against Brady gun bans and restrictions.

First on their list is ISRA Preferred Candidate Rep. Dennis Reboletti in State House District 46. Why? Because he voted against HB 758, a bill making NICS checks mandatory for all handgun sales.

Here's the clincher. The reason the bill failed was because there's already a universal background check in IL in the form of the FOID card. It is illegal to sell or transfer a firearm to anyone w/o one. It is the responsibility of the Illinois State Police to maintain the records of who has one and who has lost eligibility.

Translation: If you have a FOID card, as far as the seller is concerned, you've passed a background check. If you don't have one, that's a crime on the seller and purchaser. If you have one and you are not eligible, you are committing a crime by taking the gun and the ISP have failed in their responsibility.

The Brady Campaign gave IL a higher score for having the FOID in the first place so this is a(nother) sideways admission they really don't care about crime and just want as many restrictions as they can manage to legal firearm ownership.

One wonders how much they'll be able to focus on other candidates due to their lack of funding or if this is their major push.

We should also have a little fun at Alderman Mell's expense for his support of this tactic. If you recall, Mell was the Alderman who wrote a personal exemption for the Chicago gun laws after he failed to re-register his own firearms.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At the end of the Brady presser is this little nugget...

For continuing insight and comment on the gun issue, read Paul Helmke's blog at www.bradycampaign.org/blog/.

Uhm... Insight? not so much.

Comments? refer to insight.