Friday, May 22, 2009

Focus on Illinois

According to a legislative update by the Illinois Council against Handgun Ownership, a primary Joyce Foundation puppet organization, they and the Brady Campaign are planning on focusing on Illinois during the up and coming legislative and election seasons. They realize they've lost the fight nationally and are now fighting desperately to keep whatever ground they can in states they feel are susceptible to their nonsense( ie Illinois via Chicago).

Their plan is to take Joyce Foundation money (the 'strong organization' they mention) and use Chicago as a bulwark to try and move out into the suburbs one legislator at a time.

As Todd Vandermyde so distinctly put it. "Game On"


Anonymous said...

Its because the Joyce foundation realizes it's easy to buy votes up north.

And people still don't wonder why Springfield won't pass any serious laws on political campaign finance reform.

Remember Da' Mayor still claims there is not such thing as "the machine" up north.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Even the Chicago cops via ILEETA have filed an amici curiae brief in favor of overturning Chicago's gun ban.

The first paragraph of the Summary of Argument section reads as follows:

"Guns save lives. In the hands of law-abiding citizens, guns provide substantial public safety benefits. The legal ownership of defensive firearms is an important reason why the American rate of home invasion burglaries is far lower than in countries which prohibit or discourage home handgun defense."

Brady et. al. will have a tough row to hoe if even the cops oppose them.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Hey, Third, maybe you already knew this, but I just noticed it today. The BC, of course, offers no way of joining as a member of the national organization, but they do have local chapters you can join. Out of curiosity, I decided to see where the nearest Illinois chapter is--turns out there are three (technically, they're Million Mom March chapters, but I guess that counts, since MMM is now part of the BC), and all three are in the Chicago area.

This is in one of their prime "focus" states.

Thirdpower said...

I thought there was one in Springfield as well. That must have gone defunct after their president was busted for having an illegal gun and drugs.

I'm going to make a guess that the various county level pro-gun groups (sagamon, champaign, knox, etc) each individually outnumber the MMM groups combined.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Oh, yeah--I forgot all about "Flirty."