Illinois' Queen of Gun Control Kathleen Willis (pictured) loves herself some gun control. We have a state that's effectively bankrupt and losing upwards of 100,000 people every year due to poor economics and high taxes. At the same time, Illinois State Rep. Queen Kathleen Willis surely spends a lot of time campaigning against gun rights for Illinois' law-abiding gun owners. As if we are the ones shooting up Chicago's neighborhoods each and every weekday and multiple times on the weekends.
One indicator that an effort is making a difference is by how the other side reacts to it. If nobody ever reacts to what you do and say, maybe it's because nobody's noticed your actions. If, on the other hand, you legitimately impact a particular issue, you will see the results.
In the case of the nearly 40 Illinois counties who have passed gun sanctuary resolutions in opposition to the gun control measures that Kathleen Willis so "selflessly" promotes, the resolutions prove quite the cockleburs in Willis' capacious Birkenstocks.
She has introduced Illinois House Resolution 1197 in response to the "gun sanctuary" resolutions spreading across Illinois like wildfire. We share it here with you. After all, Her Royal Highness has got a new label she's slapping you with inside the otherwise meaningless resolution.
WHEREAS, Gun violence is an epidemic in America and in
Illinois, touching all parts of the State; and
Right out of the gate, Queen Kathleen Willis stretches the truth. Here's a map of "gun violence" in America. Notice the vast areas of white? Those are counties without homicides. Hey Kathleen: Here's a tip for the day: Don't live in the darker red counties!
Get this: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders.
Clearly, it's not a case of guns causing crime. Or a prevalence of guns in the community causing crime. If that was the case, Texas, Kentucky, and plenty of other states without real gun control would show up crimson red and places like Massachusetts, California and New Jersey would be lily-white with their strict gun control laws.
Even within Chicago, the homicides tend to be clustered in certain areas.
And compare that with a map of people who voted for Donald Trump in Chicago:
The areas deeply controlled by the Chicago Democratic Machine are the areas with the highest murder rates.
Seems the correlation between Democrats and homicides runs a lot stronger than "guns and homicides", don't you think.
Oh well, don't let facts get in the way of virtue signaling and demagoguery by Queen Kathleen.
WHEREAS, The legislative and executive branches of the
State have lawfully regulated guns and gun trafficking; and
WHEREAS, The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the
constitutionality of reasonable state gun violence prevention
regulations; Conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
stated in the McDonald decision that state "experimentation
with reasonable firearms regulations will continue under the
Second Amendment"; and
Reasonable? Alito noted that experimentation will continue. Not that he approved of it or that it was constitutional.
WHEREAS, President Trump's administration appears to be
willfully ignoring the problem of gun violence in America, and
Really? By not promoting more failed gun control that a majority of the nation does not want?
at the same time, is attempting to coerce municipal police
forces into diverting their resources towards harassing
You mean illegal aliens? It's a felony to enter America illegally. By definition they are all felons, Queen Kathleen. Enforcing the rule of law is not "harassing", it's maintaining law and order.
some municipalities have lawfully
opposed having their local law enforcement used for such
purposes and have been dubbed "sanctuary cities"; and
"Lawfully" opposed having their local police enforce the rule of law when it comes to illegal aliens? There's nothing lawful about willfully obstructing justice. The hypocrisy runs deep with this woman and those who think like her.
If she thought for a minute that illegal aliens voted Republican, she would be screaming for the border wall to be seen from space!
WHEREAS, Some counties in Illinois have erroneously tried
to liken the cause of a sanctuary city with opposition to gun
violence prevention measures by declaring themselves "gun
sanctuary counties", thereby declaring their intention to
refuse to enforce any gun safety measures lawfully passed by
the State with which they disagree; and
Let the hypocrisy rain forth! For me, but not for thee!
WHEREAS, These counties are trying to use those lawful
sanctuary cities as an excuse to unlawfully ignore important,
democratically-implemented, state laws; and
An excuse? No, it's more of a following the shining example that you have provided, Kathleen Willis.
Democratically-implemented? You mean like Donald Trump was democratically elected and entitled to run the executive branch of government how he sees fit?
WHEREAS, These so-called "gun sanctuary counties" are
nothing more than scofflaw counties, usurping the judiciary and
role of separation of powers in our government, while openly
encouraging criminal behavior; therefore, be it
While openly encouraging criminal behavior? You mean like Mayor Rahm Emanual, along with the Chicago government leaders did with their Chicago sanctuary city proclamation? And members of the Illinois General Assembly who approved the "Illinois is a sanctuary state" law?
RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
condemn these scofflaw counties and declare their attempts to
label themselves as "gun sanctuaries" as an unconstitutional
and shameless political stunt which undermines the rule of law
and threatens the safety of all Illinois citizens.
So, she's calling those who acknowledge constitutional rights scofflaws! Wow, what's next? Deplorables, too perhaps?
Resolved: Kathleen Willis is a pathetic and loathsome political hack dedicated to keeping her constituents firmly shackled on the Democrat plantation. Just like slave owners in antebellum times, today's Democrats love keeping minorities mired in poverty, crime and misery in order to keep their political jobs safe.