Governor Pritzker thought passing a massive gun control and gun registration measure would make him look statesmanlike and serve as a pillar of his upcoming presidential run. It has not quite worked out that way.
Far from being a statesman or effective executive destined for national office, Pritzker suddenly looks weak and impotent in the face of widespread resistance from county sheriffs—of both parties.
And now, he had his equally inept buddy Kwame Raoul, the Illinois Attorney General, are lashing out at police.
First up, the latest from the guy who didn’t finish anywhere near first in his law class, Kwame Raoul, via The Center Square:
(The Center Square) – With some sheriffs saying they won’t enforce Illinois’ gun ban and registry, the state’s attorney general says there are ways to “do the job…”
Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Friday if local law enforcement won’t act, someone will.
“As law enforcement agencies, there’s overlapping jurisdiction as well, so if they don’t do their jobs, there are other people there to do the job,” Raoul said.
Maybe you can grab a rifle and lead the charge, Kwame. Surely a man-child like you would not wilt from the opportunity to lead from the front, right Mr. Raoul?
And then there’s the really big guy himself, our illustrious governor, from NBC5:
A group of sheriffs from across Illinois have said that they do not intend to enforce portions of the state’s new assault weapons ban, a stance that does not sit well with Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Pritzker, who signed the bill into law on Tuesday, said that the announcements are nothing more than “political grandstanding” during an interview with MSNBC.
“It’s political grandstanding by elected officials. These are elected sheriffs,” he said.
This from a political hack who grandstands at every opportunity and ignores federal immigration laws on a daily basis.
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And this is almost two days old. Most of those unshaded counties have gone red since this map was done. If you have a newer map, leave a link in comments, please.