Democrat Jack Franks represents a lot of gun owners.
After all, his district covers the most rural part of McHenry County. That’s where one hunts in McHenry County.
He also has many trade union members who like to hunt. He gets lots of money from their labor unions.
The only call I ever got from a union president was from the Operating Engineers head. He asked me to vote against a gun control measure. I was more than happy to tell him my vote was not in doubt.
So, after refusing to reveal how he would vote, I admit Franks led me to conclude that his vote would be “No” on the horribly characterized “conceal carry” bill.
I guessed wrong.
I figured that he still had statewide ambitions. After all, he capitulated to the pro-abortion forces. The evidence is his endorsement by the most pro-abortion political action committee–Personal PAC–for the last two election cycles.
Can’t be Pro-Life if one wants to win statewide as a Democrat. Glenn Poshard demonstrated that when he lost to George Ryan.
The bill to allow people to protect themselves by having a handgun on their person failed 65-32-1 yesterday.
To my surprise, Franks voted in favor of House Bill 148, as did Republicans Mark Beaubien and Mike Tryon.
Maybe he saw photos of the crowd when not-yet Congressman Joe Walsh spoke to gun rights advocates before the GOP primary election last spring. He skipped the rally.