Pat Quinn keeps upping the ante in his jihad against scary guns. It’s all an effort to distract from his scandal-plagued record as chief executive. Just yesterday, his Democrat allies on the Cook County Board passed a measure to put a non-binding referendum on this November’s ballot there.
The measure will ask Cook County voters if the state should “require universal background checks for firearm transfers” and ban scary guns and “high capacity ammunition magazines”.
In a press release praising the do-nothing measure, Quinn touts “a crying need for common-sense gun laws that make our communities safer.”
The same Pat Quinn is responsible for Illinois prisons releasing inmates early to ease over-crowding.
Here’s an example of what happens when Quinn’s early inmate release program collides with the sort of gun laws Quinn wants to impose upon Illinois residents.
That’s Mary Shepard, shortly after she was attacked by a parolee turned loose early under Pat Quinn’s program to ease overcrowding in Illinois prisons.
Mary Shepard was attacked while volunteering at her church, doing the work of treasurer. She and another female 76-year-old fellow church member were savagely beaten by Willis Bates, one of Pat Quinn’s early release prisoners. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 245-pound convict with a violent criminal record happened upon the women while he was burglarizing their small-town, Southern Baptist church in Anna, IL.
Take another look at what Willis Bates did to Mary Shepard.
At the time of the attack, Mary Shepard had been through a number of firearm training classes and had a carry permit that would have been recognized in nearby Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana, but it was not valid in Pat Quinn’s Illinois, so Mary Shepard left her gun at home.
And this is what happened.
Today, Pat Quinn is campaigning to ban scary guns from the hands of card-carrying good guys while ignoring the collateral damage of his flawed early release program which puts violent offenders out on our State’s streets to victimize the innocent.
Pat Quinn would love nothing more than to pass new gun control laws that would leave all Illinoisans as defenseless as Mary Shepard was on that fateful day.
Unfortunately for him, people like us stand in his way.