Skip to comments.Legislators, Advocates Unite To Push Local & Federal Gun Control Legislation
Posted on 03/18/2013 8:21:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Legislators and gun control advocates united Sunday afternoon to discuss and rally around state and federal gun control legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Progress Illinois was there for the unifying, and at points emotional, event.
Steve Young (pictured), a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Evanston, held up a photo yesterday of his late son Andrew in front of the nearly 500 people packed inside of Chicago Sinai Congregations sanctuary.
Andrew was shot and killed in 1996 when he was 19 years old.
He was killed by a teenager with a gun originally purchased for a convicted murderer by a straw purchaser, who later went to prison for buying over 200 guns for people who couldnt pass a background check, Young told the crowd.
Young was one of many people who shared their personal stories at Sundays gun-violence accountability assembly, Do Not Stand Idly By, sponsored by United Power for Action and Justice, a non-partisan community group made up of about 40 Cook County religious congregations, health care and community organizations.
A handful of Illinois elected officials, including Gov. Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton, stood in solidarity with United Power members who called for sensible federal and state gun control measures and demanded firearm manufacturers adopt responsible codes of conduct, among other gun-violence prevention efforts......
(Excerpt) Read more at progressillinois.com ...
These are the same brainless dorks who think that the slavery and chains of communism is “progress”.
Sorry for the loss of your son but, we already have laws on the books to charge criminals with...
We don’t need more laws as they will only result in criminalizing law abiding citizens.
And you think that is fair? It’s right?
isn’t criminalizing honest citizens the purpose of this nonsence?
Yes it is...
Anyone who wants to follow the “gunfight at the I.L. corral” needs to be checking in here:
We have a very active resistance, and so far I believe we have a stalemate brewing. Not settled by any means, but there’s a reason the above article says they only had a “handful” of IL pols available for the gun-grabber event.
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