Tom DeVore had a video last night on the gun ban case and the gun registration scheme. In short, he says there’s no way those plaintiffs of his who purchased banned guns under the temporary restraining order he gained can register them.
At the same time he says the fact you cannot register said gun doesn’t necessarily make you a criminal.
You can listen to what he says. He cites a law journal article that’s compelling.
However, with all due respect to Mr. DeVore, a law journal article has zero precedential value in a court of law. A precedent-setting ruling from a higher court has precedence. A law journal? Good luck with that.
“It’s up to the courts to decide,” Mr. DeVore says. Indeed. But if you’re like me, you won’t want to spend tens of thousands of dollars to argue against Kwame Raoul and his bottomless supply of lawyers and money. And if you lose, you may lose more than your gun… you might lose your freedom.
Towards the end of the update, DeVore lays into Blaine Wilhour’s primary opponent Matt Hall. It seems the establishment GOP has found a squish to challenge the rabidly pro-gun Blaine Wilhour in the 110th House District. The no friend of gun rights Illinois Education Association teacher’s union is financing a big part of Matt Hall’s campaign.
Why is Tom so hard on Mr. Hall? Well, Tom says Blaine Wilhour stands up for his constituents, something that’s truly a rarity in Illinois politics. Most politicians just slip into a hole and keep a low profile on controversial issues. DeVore pointed to the mask mandates as an example.
Most of the Illinois House Republican leadership were getting big bucks from the Illinois Education Association and as such were reluctant to step out to publicly oppose the mask mandates and the “remote learning” mandates advocated against our children by the IEA. Blaine, Darren Bailey, Dan Caulkins and plenty of others were boldly stepping up to oppose the governor’s tyrannical decrees. The Illinois House leadership? They did nothing.
It surely looks as though the establishment GOP in Illinois, under the “leadership” of Tony McCombie (don’t think Tony “the Drunk” McCombie, please) in the Illinois House is hell-bent on losing more elections.
It may be a moot point if Matt Hall can’t get enough signatures to appear on the primary ballot.