Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates on Guns

Published by the Author on December 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm > Gun Related News > Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates on Guns

The Republicans and Democrats who are vying to be the next Governor of Illinois recently answered a series of gun rights questions.  I would encourage every IL gun owner to read those responses and keep them in mind when voting.  The Illinois State Rifle Association’s response to those answers can be seen below:



In an Associated Press wire story released yesterday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Ryan pledged to sign a ban on “Assault Weapons” and promised to veto any “Concealed Carry” legislation that reaches his desk.

In making these pronouncements, Jim Ryan was very clear that he would wholeheartedly support legislation that would result in the ban and confiscation of most of the guns in your safe. You would have two choices – either surrender your banned firearms to the police, or the police will be kicking down your door to take them. Ryan could not have made the point any clearer.

Ryan was equally clear about your right to defend yourself. By pledging to veto concealed carry legislation, Ryan is telling you that he would rather see you unarmed, being beaten and humiliated by a gang of hooligans than to see you with a gun in your hand. Ryan also has a message for your wife, your mother, your daughter, your girlfriend. That message is that he would rather see her laying dead in an alley with her pantyhose knotted around her neck than to see her with a gun in her hand. Ryan could not have made the point any clearer.

Just as he did in the 2002 gubernatorial race, Jim Ryan has proven himself to be cut from the same cloth as Chicago Democrats such as Richie Daley, Barack Obama, and Rod Blagojevich.

Any gun owner who would vote for Jim Ryan has to be out of his or her mind.

Please forward this alert to all your gun owning friends.

Please post this alert to any and all blogs or bulletin boards to which you belong.

Please make a promise to yourself, right now, this moment, that you will not let yourself be pushed around and lied to by guys like Jim Ryan.

Readers can find the AP wire story here.

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  • Tom Tobin

    Okay, even the Green candidate has a better position on CCW than one of the leading Republicans? Wow.

  • Roger Randolph

    After reading this story I also read the Frontsight blog and listened to a 32 min 911 call from Oklahoma where a woman had to use deadly force and shoot a man breaking into her home late at night. This Candidate should be made to sit down and listen to this recording and then explain to the residents of the state he wants to lead just WHY he does not want them to have guns.

  • John

    The actual quotes from the Q&A are below. Yes, he's anti-gun, and yes, he may not be a good candidate for governor as a result. But I'd say all the "kicking down your door" and "laying dead in an alley with her pantyhose knotted around her neck" stuff is unnecessary, sensationalist fear-mongering. Why fly off on some tangent, making up stories about what may or may not happen if some imaginary gun legislation goes through? Frankly, talking like that just makes the author sound like a wacko.


    QUESTION: "Would you sign or veto legislation banning the sale and possession of semiautomatic assault-style weapons in Illinois?"

    Jim Ryan: "I would sign it provided it was narrowly drawn and did not violate our 2nd Amendment rights."

    QUESTION: "Would you sign or veto legislation allowing concealed-carry for handguns?"

    Jim Ryan: "I would veto. I believe reasonable people can differ on this issue but on balance, drawing from my experience as a law enforcement official, I believe we are better off without concealed-carry."

  • Ignatius Piazza

    I agree with many of the things Jim Ryan stands for, however I hope he somehow gets the chance to attend some weapons training and learns the many reasons that concealed weapons permits should not be banned.