Skip to comments.Senate candidates weigh in on gun control
Posted on 12/24/2009 3:06:41 PM PST by Graybeard58Edited on 12/24/2009 3:29:00 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
U.S. Senate candidates in Illinois walk carefully when discussing gun control, with most stressing support for the right to bear arms even if they favor some restrictions.
Five Democrats and six Republicans, along with a Green Party candidate, are vying for their party's nomination Feb. 2 to run for the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.
Most Republicans, on the other hand, oppose an assault weapons ban. The GOP's leading candidate, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, did not mention assault weapons in his response to the Associated Press questionnaire but called for "sensible measures to reduce illegal gun violence." He did not specify what he meant by "sensible."
GOP candidates Patrick Hughes, a Hinsdale developer, and Andy Martin, a lawyer and talk-show host, also oppose a federal ban on assault weapons and emphasize their support of the right to keep and bear arms. Copyright 2009 pjstar.com. Some rights reserved
Why does the media keep pumping up Mark Kirk? He is a loser.
There are already too many restrictions on something that is Constitutionally protected!
Never trust a man with a first name as a last name - Confucious.
And never play cards with anybody who’s first name is also the name of a city.
Your second sentence answers the question raised in your first.
Nearly 22,000 gun laws on the books at last count, if I remember correctly. Those ought to cover just about everything.
Merry Christmas. Hope Santa brings you a new gun.
Of course Mark Kirk didn’t mention an assault weapons ban. He actually sponsored one:
Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008
He’ll probably forget how he voted on Cap and Tax, too.
Maybe ammo, but I doubt I’ll get any more guns
Santa brought me another 500 rounds of .308
Hope you get that ammo. Looks like Santa might have dropped it all off at Noumenon’s house!