You Don’t Know Jack!State Rep. write-in candidate Joe Rosner has a page on his web sitethat lists the violations of the United States Constitution which he believes incumbent Democrat Jack Franks, an attorney, has violated.
His Second Amendment observation is reproduced below:
You Don’t Know Jack!
Think you know Jack? Here are Jack Franks’ actions and positions on YOUR Constitutional Rights:
The Second Amendment clearly states, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
After 12 years of Jack Franks, Illinois is the only state in this nation that denies its citizens the right to keep and bear arms.
Rep. Franks has served 6 terms without ever proposing any pro 2nd Amendment legislation. In an example of political gamesmanship, Rep. Franks waited for four full months to come out in support of the Family and Personal Protection Act, which would let county sheriffs issue concealed carry permits for firearms.
Only when the Madigan-Emanuel anti-gun cabal saw that there were not going to be enough votes for passage did he scurry for political cover and vote for the bill.
Joe Rosner believes self-defense is a basic human right. He will propose and support concealed carry legislation.
Since the political reality is concealed carry may take years to pass, he will propose legislation clarifying existing law to specify that hip sacks, fanny packs and similar purpose-built cases be considered a “case, firearm carrying box, or other container.”
This will then allow persons who have been issued a valid FOID card to transport a firearm anywhere in their vehicle or on their person as long as the firearm is unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container. This is a stopgap measure until a real concealed carry bill is passed.
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