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Hope he enjoyed the last 4 days of freedom because that is the last he will have for quite sometime! He will still be looking over his shoulder.
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Funny, I always hear the global warming nuts claim a hot day is from global warming. Of course, a one degree change over 100 years is not noticeable by anyone. But there may not really be any warming, since the urban heat island effect was not well accounted for. And Al Gore isn't a guy doing, you know, science. He is a politician now activist that had his net worth go from $2 million to over…
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Well he certainly covered some ground unlike his partner. I would certainly love to commend both the Marshals and local authorities on well conducted communications in an expedited effort to capture Kelly despite him quickly heading south eastward.
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It's a cascading problem. Starting in the late 70s, early 80s, hunting became less and less. Parents stopped teaching their kids about firearms and gun safety, and the world because more suburban. Now those kids are adults and the only thing they know about guns is what they get in movies. And so they teach their kids that guns are bad, and the problem worsens. It's not any one thing causing…
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Well I'm certainly glad I've long since lost/misplaced my childhood super soakers and cap gun. I'd hate to think I could potentially be punished by law for having had those 'out in the yard'. Yet again, policy makers grasping for straws. What next? My metallic painted handcuffs that have a release switch on the side? Are they going to deem my having those as impersonating…

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Sullivan gets NRA endorsement

1 year, 9 months ago by Bob Gough

State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) today received the endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

Sullivan and Todd Vandermyde of the NRA appeared at Quincy’s Clat Adams Park this morning to discuss the endorsement and second amendment issues.

“I cannot stress enough how important it is that we have a strong pro-gun, downstate voice like John Sullivan in a leadership role in Springfield to advocate for Second Amendment Issues,” said Vandermyde. “John Sullivan’s leadership has been critical to blocking anti-gun legislation.”

Sullivan pledged to Vandermyde that he would work to bring a Concealed Carry vote to the Senate floor, but Vandermyde said there are lawsuits in play that the NRA is supporting that he hopes will force the issue.

“People want to cut out Chicago and have different laws, but when you’re talking about constitutional rights, they don’t change because of the zip code,” Vandermyde said.

Vandermyde said he believes support in the Illinois House and Senate for the issue is growing, but it still doesn’t have the support of Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago).

“President Cullerton is a long time supporter of gun control measures and Illinois' current law on concealed carry,” said Cullerton spokesperson Phelon Rikeesha. His stance reflects the position of the majority of those living in his district.”

“Second Amendment rights are a personal issue for me, and I’m grateful for the support of the NRA.” Sullivan said.

Sullivan’s opponent, Republican Randy Frese of Paloma, also issued a news release regarding the NRA today, saying he received the group’s highest rating.

“As an avid sportsman and advocate of gun rights, this rating is important to me.  I am a proud member of the NRA and, as senator of the 47th District, I will staunchly defend my constituent’s gun right,” Frese said.  “My first bill that I pledge to file will be for conceal and carry to be a right in Illinois.  Law abiding citizens should have a right to protect themselves, their family and their property.  I will advocate on their behalf and on behalf of the NRA in the senate.”


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