Dug up the mailers that were sent out and theyre in there. In the times we are facing in this state we need to hold them accountable and tell them we will not stand for this stuff. Enough is enough.
Before you dive into this lets be clear: Just because a candidate/seated politician has a ® next to them doesnt mean they abide by their party platform. Here is the IL GOP platform. Please pay attention to page 6 section C:
We believe that day-to-day safety and security in our local communities is critical. Therefore, we strongly endorse and support the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states, in part, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. As a result, we oppose any efforts by the state or municipalities to impede the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
We believe in the use of criminal background checks by licensed firearms dealers.
We oppose any effort to make public any personal information from FOID cards.
We support the statutory repeal of the FOID Act.
We support continued enactment of Concealed Carry legislation.
Seems pretty clear that the IL GOP does not endorse gun control. Great! Well, not so fast
During the 2018 election, some interesting stuff was found via a not widely spread article. As it turns out, the LEADER of the IL senate Republicans turned to an unlikely ally in order to get a boost for some weak incumbent candidates in districts that were up for grabs. Senator Bill Brady, the chairperson of the Republican State Senate Campaign Committee, gave GPAC (Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee) $38,000 to run ads for gun control supporting Republican Senators. The IL Senate Republican Campaign Committee PAID THE GUN GRABBERS!................
Edited by steveTA84, 08 August 2019 - 09:41 PM.