A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Rep. Walsh responds to Gov. Quinn’s veto of ammunition purchase reform bill
Gov. Quinn’s decision to ban the NRA-backed ammunition purchase reform bill is just another example which highlights his long standing record of treading on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Currently, Illinois is the only state in this nation that denies its citizens the right to keep and bear arms. The veto by Gov. Quinn does nothing but impose more restrictions on law-abiding citizens and reinforces how archaic Illinois’ gun laws have become and how important it is that they be repealed.
“Time and again, the state’s anti-gun policies have proven ineffective at best and un-safe for law-abiding citizens at worst,” Walsh said.
“Currently, Illinois is the only state in this nation that has not passed a conceal and carry gun law. Why? It is time for state lawmakers to give our constituents the constitutional right to protect themselves.”
Violent crime in the United States has steadily dropped since the 1990s, yet crime rates in major cities in Illinois continue to increase. There has been a 35% spike in crime rates this year alone, and Chicago has one of the highest murder rates in the country.
“I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and I will continue to fight for my constituent’s Second Amendment rights.”
Since coming to Congress, Walsh has been on the front lines of the Second Amendment debate.
He has defended the Second Amendment against anti-gun groups stressing the importance of gun rights and they work to protect residents of Illinois.
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You may remember I interpreted Joe Walsh’s speech to the Tinley Park State Republican Convention as an announcement that he was interested in running for Governor.