Meet Illinois State Representative Fred Crespo. He likes to tout how he fights back against NRA-backed politicians. Furthermore, he supports legislation to “prohibit the sale and possession of high capacity magazines which turn regular firearms into fully automatic weapons.”
Really. Here’s a photo of a letter Crespo sent to one of his constituents.
Unfortunately, Rep. Fred Crespo doesn’t have a corner on the market for weapons-grade legislative ignorance. Crespo’s 44th district rests entirely within Cook County – home of Mayor Rahm’s Paradise by the Lake where generations of gun control have burnished Chicago’s reputation as a safe, crime-free utopia.
Meanwhile, we should all ignore the more than 1000 people shot and nearly 198 homicides in the Windy City to date in 2018. No doubt Rep. Crespo would blame the National Rifle Association for that rather than the city’s emboldened criminal class.