Message for ISRA Members: Press Release from ISRA-PVF
Governor Quinn Receives Well-Deserved Endorsement From
Radical Gun Control Group
CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
following was released today by the
Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF):
The ISRA-PVF is delighted to learn that Gov. Pat
Quinn's re-election campaign has received the
endorsement of the nation's most active gun control
organization – the Jim & Sarah Brady Campaign to
Prevent Gun Violence (BCPGV). Now that Quinn has
accepted the BCPGV endorsement, the voters of Illinois
finally know for sure just where Pat Quinn stands on
the issue of private firearm ownership.
It is well known that the BCPGV only endorses
political candidates who are tightly aligned with the
organization's ideals. Thus, it is now safe to assume
that Quinn marches in lockstep with the most radical
elements of the gun control movement. Likewise, it is
now safe to assume the following about Pat Quinn:
* Pat Quinn supports a legislative agenda that would
result in the banning and confiscation of most of the
sporting firearms owned by law-abiding American
* Pat Quinn supports the establishment of a complex
regulatory environment that would make it impractical,
if not impossible for law-abiding firearm retailers to
stay in business.
* Pat Quinn supports a gun control agenda that would
drive thousands of jobs out of Illinois and starve the
state's coffers of millions of much-needed tax
* Pat Quinn supports mandated design requirements that
would render most of the sporting firearms in use
today too expensive, too complicated and too
impractical to own.
* Pat Quinn will continue to deny law-abiding citizens
the right to employ defensive firearms to protect
themselves and their families – even in their own
* Pat Quinn supports a legislative agenda that
punishes law-abiding firearm owners while ignoring the
true cause of gun violence – the career criminals who
roam our streets with impunity.
"Although the BCPGV billed today's event as their
endorsement of Pat Quinn, I see things a bit
differently," commented ISRA-PVF spokesman, Richard
Pearson. "What I saw today was Pat Quinn endorsing the
BCPGV's extremist campaign to eliminate private
firearm ownership. In light of the recent Supreme
Court decisions in the Heller and McDonald cases, it
is clear that Quinn is out of touch with the intent of
our Constitution. Furthermore, opinion polls show
decreasing public support for woefully ineffective gun
control proposals such as those advanced by Quinn and
his friends at the BCPGV. Certainly, Quinn is totally
out of step with the mainstream public who he wishes
to represent in the Governor's Mansion."
"The Quinn camp will claim long and loud that the
Governor seeks only to impose 'reasonable' gun control
measures," continued Pearson. "But, before buying that
malarkey, it is important to keep in mind that the
BCPGV's gun control agenda is anything but
'reasonable.' In fact, the BCPGV is so extreme that
the organization gave President Obama an 'F' rating
because they felt that Obama is too 'pro-gun' for
their taste. It is hard to imagine what must be going
on inside the heads of people who actually believe
that Obama is too pro-gun. As with so many other
issues, Pat Quinn's acceptance of the BCPGV's
endorsement demonstrates that he cannot resist
latching on to the radical fringe whenever it comes
The ISRA-PVF is a political action committee
affiliated with the Illinois State Rifle Association.
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