Illinois Capitol Murder Proves Gun Laws Do Not Stop Killers


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Desertdog
September 23, 2004, 10:59 AM
Illinois Capitol Murder Proves Gun Laws Do Not Stop Killers

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=36634


To: State Desk

Contact: Joe Waldron of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, 425-454-4911

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Monday's brutal murder of an unarmed Illinois Capitol security officer by a shotgun-wielding killer proves that restrictive gun laws like those in the Prairie State cannot stop determined criminals, and never have, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said today.

"If the Draconian gun laws in Illinois worked," said CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron, "then security guard William Wozniak would still be alive. Instead, the anti-gun philosophy has so permeated politics in Illinois that cold-blooded killers can stroll right up to the Capitol with a shotgun, while security guards are expected to perform their duty unarmed.

"This mindset is not simply limited to Springfield," Waldron noted. "Up in Chicago, Mayor Richard Daley continues pushing his gun-hating hysteria by scraping up arguments against a new federal law that allows retired and off-duty police officers to carry firearms all over the country, including in the City of Chicago. He says this law will make Chicago's streets less safe. Well, perhaps that's true, if you're a criminal. Guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens, including off-duty and retired police officers, have never been a threat to anyone."

Waldron praised police in Springfield for quickly tracking down and arresting the suspect, who is also being held for an armed robbery committed prior to the Capitol shooting.

"Mayor Daley would have us believe that Springfield officers, either off-duty or after they retire, are somehow less trustworthy," Waldron observed. "He would extend that same insult to officers from across the nation. He might as well hang a sign at the Chicago city limits that says 'off-duty and retired cops not welcome here.'

"While Daley and his soulmates in Springfield, including Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will no doubt rationalize that Monday's tragedy is somehow the fault of some imagined 'loophole' in the gun law," Waldron suggested, "the truth is that restrictive gun laws, promoted by Daley and his ilk, have never prevented a single violent crime. These laws have penalized honest citizens, while criminals are left to roam the streets and gun down unarmed security guards and other citizens. It's time to stop punishing law-abiding gun owners for crimes like Monday's outrage, and it is also time arm Capitol security officers, so that good people like William Wozniak will never again be targets of opportunity for murderous lunatics."

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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Wildalaska
September 23, 2004, 01:45 PM
And if the murder happened in a state like Alaska and Vermont, would it prove that abscence of gun control encourages killers...??

The sooner the legitimate gun onwers of this country stop engaging in statistical rhetoric we will be better off...

WildgettintiredofthestridencyAlaska

cslinger
September 23, 2004, 01:52 PM
Wild,

I think the pertinent point is that neither more guns nor less guns matter a whit when it comes down to a criminal who wants to perform a criminal action.

Whether in DC or Anchorage criminals will break laws and commit crimes. It's what they do.

The sooner we stop making laws and vow to ban criminals, so to speak, the better we will all be.

I really don't care if you rob me with a baseball bat, coke bottle or UZI.....the fact is you robbed me.

I really don't care if you kill somebody with a number 2 pencil or a bazooka....the fact is you killed somebody.

People need to stop blaming the worlds ill's on things and need to start looking in the mirror.

jsalcedo
September 23, 2004, 04:47 PM
The fact of the matter remains:

Cowards attack the unarmed.

Guns are a deterrent to cowardly and brutal killers.

Standing Wolf
September 23, 2004, 09:30 PM
Monday's brutal murder of an unarmed Illinois Capitol security officer by a shotgun-wielding killer...

Say, doesn't that Kerry creature own shotguns?

MPFreeman
September 23, 2004, 10:05 PM
WildAlaska, pleaseusepunctuationinyoursentencestructurebecauseputtingcutelittlequipsinthemiddleofyourhandleisrediculous.
MPthepunctuationannoyedjollymanofthesacredlairintheplaceofhardtoreadthingsandstuffFreeman

Hkmp5sd
September 23, 2004, 10:50 PM
From the viewpoint of the antis, it merely means there are not enough gun laws. They believe they can actually put an end to all firearm related crimes if they are allowed to put enough restrictions on firearms. Of course, during prohibition, a similar group of do-gooders thought they could do away with alcoholic beverages.

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