JB Pritzer, who inherited $1.6 billion (with a ‘b’) from a hotel empire, has shown nothing but animosity towards gun rights for the little people. While JB Pritzker has his armed security to protect his family, he opposes your right to own a gun to defend yours.
Hostility towards gun rights
Just how radical is JB Pritzker when it comes to guns?
Well, in 1997, he floated the idea of a 100 percent tax on handguns and handgun ammunition. In the same campaign, he voiced support for banning the sale of handguns entirely. How elitist, right?
Pritzkers views on handgun ownership put him far outside of today’s rank-and-file Democrat voters and certainly outside the norm for all Americans.
Today, he’s not (yet) repeated his earlier calls to ban handguns or tax them exorbitantly, but he has called for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines. Of course, he also supports the long list of gun control proposals in the General Assembly this year. In fact, JB Pritzker has not found one gun control proposal he does not support.
Awards for his support of gun control
While he has his armed security detail, he wants to leave your family defenseless. And he's gotten awards for his gun grabbing. He received an award along with the now late-Senator Ted Kennedy (of the “My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy’s car” fame) from the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Ownership.
JB also served as Chairman of an Advisory Board for ICHV as well. And while he hit life’s lottery with his inheritance, he’s proved stingy putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to gun control. Over seven years, he only donated a meager $101,000 to gun control groups through his foundation.
Contrast those “donations” with the $106.5 million he’s poured into his campaign for Governor so far, which is more than Donald Trump spent nationwide in his entire Presidential primary campaign. Not only that, but unlike Donald Trump, Pritzker’s companies have endured multiple labor disputes with workers. Yeah, when it comes to his own money, Pritzker is hardly a fan of union workers.
JB Pritzker is in this race for JB Pritzker, no doubt about it. He’s a rich fat cat who inherited a fortune and seeks still more power.
While ordinary Illinoisans struggle to make ends meet and raise their families, JB Pritzker busies himself at cocktail parties and black-tie events with his private, armed security in tow. He understands our struggles about as much as most of us understand Navajo Codetalkers.