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  •  Just because the NRA takes a stance on something (0+ / 0-)

    doesn't mean it isn't true or valid.  Illinois already has some of the strictest "control" in the nation including registration and an FOID program,  and has the biggest problem with violence.  Are the two related?  Obviously.  Are they cause and effect?  Maybe, maybe not.  

    For the longest time we've heard one excuse after another about how the problem with Chicago's guns is the lax laws everywhere else.  The data is now out and this is demonstrably false, nor does it hold up anywhere else.  Chicago is a crooked city, run by crooked politicians whose stranglehold on the rest of the state's gun rights has finally been broken.  Now they will have to join the rest of the nation in the 21st century.

    I also anticipate that after all these control pushes fail that we will start to see a number of legal challenges against existing control measures.  Not to mention, the longer this drags on the greater the fallout in the 2014 elections.  I know my decisions have been influenced, I am sure other peoples have too.

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