During a debate on concealed-carry legislation, Illinois state Rep. Jim Sacia (R) said the proposed law was unfair to those living outside of Chicago.
“Here is the problem in Illinois,” he said on the House floor. “I love you folks in Chicago. You’re the ones that have the problem, you have a runaway gun problem. Don’t blame the rest of us. This isn’t about Democrats, it’s not about Republicans. It’s because Chicago wants a warm fuzzy. ‘Let’s pass a bill that will eliminate assault rifles.’ Last year there were more people killed with hammers than with assault rifles.”
“Here’s an analogy folks, I ask you to think of this. You folks in Chicago want me to get castrated because you’re families are having too many kids. It spells out exactly what is happening here. You want us to get rid of guns.”
When another lawmaker accused Sacia of being out of order, the Illinois Republican insisted it was an analogy.
“If you’re having too many kids, you want me to get castrated. That was an analogy to show how silly this is.”
Illinois is the only state that forbids a person from carrying a firearm in public. Last year, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the concealed-carry ban violated the Second Amendment right to self-defense and ordered the Illinois legislature to craft a new law permitting the carrying of guns.
The state House on Tuesday approved amendments to the bill that prohibit firearms in public trains or buses, schools, child-care centers, casinos, government buildings and stadiums and arenas.
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