Listen, if you’ve got beef with defending and upholding the Second Amendment, you’re wrong.
However, most folks are not entirely to blame for misplaced convictions on the topic — with the constant barrage of media-led misinformation campaigns, someone who is not committed to sorting through all the literature, facts, and figures (real or imagined) could become confused awful quickly.
However, there’s a profound difference between the kind of confused, apathetic anti-guner I just described to you and Illinois State Representative Fred Crespo.
Crespo doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and he’s one of the folks that make the decisions in this big, wide world of ours.
In a recent letter written to his constituents Crespo bragged on his anti-gun action, citing his support for Senate Bill 1469 which, according to him — and he’s dead serious — “prohibit the sale and possession of high capacity magazines which turn regular firearms into fully automatic weapons.”
Take a moment to process that. I’ll wait. You can even read the full letter here if you feel so inclined.
Apparently, if you stick a 30-round magazine into an AR platform, BAM! Instant machine gun.
After a certain time dealing with terms and objects one doesn’t understand it all just kinda blurs together, I guess.
Now here’s the best part.
According to the Statistical Atlas, the 44th State House District in Illinois in which Crespo works is part of Cook County, Illinois.
You know, the county that contains one of the most infamous cities in the country in terms of gun violence.
This confirms either one of two things, or perhaps both:
- The elected officials in locations that really need change are woefully uninformed on the things that it’s literally their jobs to understand.
- The elected officials in locations that really need change are willfully reporting “facts” known to be inaccurate in order to spread an anti-gun agenda.
My money’s on a little bit of column “A,” and a little bit of column “B.” However, Crespo has noticed the widespread backlash against his idiotic flyer, and has apologized publicly, sorta.
A recent statement from my office incorrectly described two gun safety bills. I appreciate this error being pointed out…
Watch out for those high capacity magazine clips, people. They’ll get ya.
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