In an Associated Press wire story released on December 12th, 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, 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. With that ban, you would have two choices – either surrender your firearms to the police, or they 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, he is saying that he would rather see you unarmed, being beaten and murdered by a criminal than to see you with a gun in your hand defending your right to life. Ryan also has a message for your wife, mother, daughter or girlfriend. That message is that he would rather see her laying dead in an alley after being raped and beaten 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 tell all your gun owning friends and make a promise to yourself, right now, that you will not let guys like Jim Ryan push you around.