“An Illinois state senator wants a gun advocacy group to apologize for comparing alleged attacks on gun owners to the actions of Nazi Germany,” chicagotribune.com reports. “In the April issue of GunNews, publisher Guns Save Life uses a gold Star of David with an article that compares the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust with that of Illinois gun owners battling to keep their names private.” Lee Williams at the Illinois Policy Institute penned the piece in question: Foid Card Lunacy. Since the controversy blew up, Williams’ peeps pulled the article from gunsavelife.com. It’s still on the IPI’s site, with the Nazi reference edited out . . .
The the Champaign County Rifle Association runs the website that published the piece with the reference to Nazi gun control. President John Boch told TTAG “the story’s gone nuclear.” But Boch will not be moved. He’s replaced the article with an Oleg Volk image [above].
“There’s a clear link between disarmament and genocide,” Boch asserted. “The Supreme Court’s McDonald decision made that point . . . To condemn the article as ‘trivializing the Holocaust’ is to trivialize the importance of the Second Amendment . . . It’s high time Illinois fully restored our gun rights.”
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