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#1 Xwing

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

I've been reading the results of the primary elections. I saw several pieces of bad news.


In my area, the candidate I supported lost. (Randy Ramey). So locally, we're going from an A NRA Rated candidate (and co-sponser of HB148) to a B+.


I see many of the worst haters of 2nd-amendment rights coasted to re-election: Madigan, Acevedo, Cassidy, Davis... They weren't even close.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

Oh don't worry about those, they're never going to change, it's the squishies we need to work on. Let's just get the most pro 2A rights canidates elected in November and see how everything shakes out.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

We did ok. Wedidnt get hurt much, Collins loss stings a bit

Randy was a better candidate, but over all i think we will still maintian a progun majority in both houses
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

My district, 7th, is crazy close. Welch ahead by 15 votes... So I expect it'll be a while til we know final count, with provisional votes and whatnot.

But it probably doesn'tmatter regarding carry since we can't count on the support of either candidate.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

We did ok. Wedidnt get hurt much, Collins loss stings a bit

Randy was a better candidate, but over all i think we will still maintian a progun majority in both houses


A bit? Collins was more pro-freedom and 2A and had a good presence. He had been to a lot more average voter fundraisers than the "Establishment" type.

In the end the most frustrating thing for a long time suburban Cook County voter is the plain apathy that was present.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

The PoS Jim Durkin (one of the supposed Republicans that voted NO on 148) unfortunately won his primary. Maybe we will luck out and an Independent will run against him in the General Election.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

We did ok. Wedidnt get hurt much, Collins loss stings a bit

Randy was a better candidate, but over all i think we will still maintian a progun majority in both houses

And a pro-gun majority in both houses should mean..........?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:26 PM


We did ok. Wedidnt get hurt much, Collins loss stings a bit

Randy was a better candidate, but over all i think we will still maintian a progun majority in both houses

And a pro-gun majority in both houses should mean..........?


An easier time of beating down bills like handgun registration and ammo taxes. A Super Majority (71/36) will be needed to pass a carry law or any law that is ruled to pre-empt Home Rule by the chamber's parliamentarian.

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