Illinois’ Queen of Gun Civilian Disarmament, Kathleen Willis, (above) loves herself some gun control. Never mind that Illinois’ debt is near “junk” status in the bond markets. Or the fact that the Prairie State loses nearly 100,000 people annually due to poor economics and ever-higher taxes. To State Representative Willis (D-Addison), Illinois has far bigger problems.
Instead of tackling real issues that impact citizens’ lives, Willis devotes her legislative life in Springfield to gun control. She works tirelessly campaigning against the gun rights of Illinois’ law-abiding good guy gun owners. As if we’re the ones shooting up Chicago’s neighborhoods each and every day and multiple times on weekends.
So when almost 40 Illinois counties passed “gun sanctuary” resolutions in recent months — with plenty more poised to follow — Willis took notice.
How dare they model their “gun sanctuary” resolutions in part after the Willis-sponsored bill to make Illinois a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants? Or use language taken from Chicago’s sanctuary city proclamation. These gun-friendly county resolutions serve as nothing but cockleburs in Willis’ capacious Birkenstocks.
With that in mind, Willis has introduced House Resolution 1197. Usually these meaningless resolutions deal with mindlessly recognizing innocuous events like establishing popcorn as the official state snack. Or recognizing the champion rabbit from the State Fair.
But instead of the usual meaningless gesture, Willis’s resolution directly attacks those counties that have legitimately and democratically passed their resolutions in opposition to gun control.
WHEREAS, Gun violence is an epidemic in America
and in Illinois, touching all parts of the State; and
Right out of the gate, she stretches the truth. Here’s a map of “gun violence” in America. Notice those vast areas where “gun violence” isn’t a problem at all? Those represent counties without homicides.
Clearly, guns don’t “cause” crime. If guns caused crime, Texas, Kentucky, and plenty of other states with lots of guns would show up crimson red and places like Massachusetts, California and New Jersey would be lily-white with their strict gun control laws and relative paucity of guns.
Even within Chicago, the homicides tend to be clustered in certain areas.
And compare that with a map of people who voted for Donald Trump in Chicago:
The areas deeply controlled by the corrupt Democrat machine are the areas with the highest murder rates. Even a caveman can notice that correlation. Democrat House Speaker Michael Madigan simply pretends it doesn’t exist. Ditto for Murder City USA’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Oh well, it would seem foolish to let facts get in the way of virtue signaling and demagoguery by Queen Kathleen.
WHEREAS, The legislative and executive branches of the
State have lawfully regulated guns and gun trafficking; and
WHEREAS, The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the
constitutionality of reasonable state gun violence prevention
regulations; Conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
stated in the McDonald decision that state “experimentation
with reasonable firearms regulations will continue under the
Second Amendment”; and
Reasonable? Justice Alito noted that experimentation will continue. Not that it was constitutional.
WHEREAS, President Trump’s administration appears to be
willfully ignoring the problem of gun violence in America, and
Really? By not promoting more failed gun control that a majority of the nation doesn’t want?
at the same time, is attempting to coerce municipal police
forces into diverting their resources towards harassing
You mean illegal aliens? Entering the U.S. improperly is a crime. Repeat offenders are all felons. Enforcing the rule of law is not “harassing,” it’s maintaining law and order.
some municipalities have lawfully
opposed having their local law enforcement used for such
purposes and have been dubbed “sanctuary cities”; and
“Lawfully” opposed having their local police enforce the rule of law when it comes to illegal aliens? There’s nothing lawful about willfully obstructing justice. The hypocrisy runs deep with Queen Kathleen and those who think like her.
If she thought for a minute that illegal aliens voted Republican, she would scream for a border wall big enough to be visible from space.
WHEREAS, Some counties in Illinois have erroneously tried
to liken the cause of a sanctuary city with opposition to gun
violence prevention measures by declaring themselves “gun
sanctuary counties”, thereby declaring their intention to
refuse to enforce any gun safety measures lawfully passed by
the State with which they disagree; and
WHEREAS, These counties are trying to use those lawful
sanctuary cities as an excuse to unlawfully ignore important,
democratically-implemented, state laws; and
An excuse? No, it’s more of a following the shining example that you and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have provided, Kathleen Willis.
Democratically-implemented? You mean like Donald Trump was democratically elected and entitled to run the executive branch of government how he sees fit?
WHEREAS, These so-called “gun sanctuary counties” are
nothing more than scofflaw counties, usurping the judiciary and
role of separation of powers in our government, while openly
encouraging criminal behavior; therefore, be it
She conveniently left out those in Chicago who made the Windy City a sanctuary city for illegals, even providing them city identification cards which can be used to vote.
RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
condemn these scofflaw counties and declare their attempts to
label themselves as “gun sanctuaries” as an unconstitutional
and shameless political stunt which undermines the rule of law
and threatens the safety of all Illinois citizens.
So, she’s calling those who acknowledge constitutional rights scofflaws. What’s next? Bitter clingers? Deplorables, perhaps?