Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Gun-Rights Winning Attitude

A state senator from the North Side — and husband of a newly elected Chicago alderman — called on a Downstate gun-rights group to apologize for using a gold Star of David, like the ones Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany, in an effort to compare the plight of gun-owners to that of victims of the Holocaust.

State Sen. Ira Silverstein on Thursday criticized the group, Guns Save Life, for publishing an article comparing the treatment of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust with that of Illinois gun owners battling to keep their names private in an open-records dispute involving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois State Police.
I wish these guys would make up their damn minds. Are they winning or losing, are they victors or victims?

The response of the pro-gun guys:
John Boch, president of the gun-rights group that has erected pro-gun signs along Downstate interstates, was unrepentant about the reference made on the front page of his group’s newspaper.

“That image on the front of GunNews says a whole lot. The FOID card information that could be made public is identifying Illinois gun owners. It’s the first step toward what happened in Germany in the 1930s,” he said.
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  1. What an appropriate discussion for passover....exploiting atrocities to Jews.

  2. That's right. I hadn't connected it with the holidays.