Wednesday, March 15, 2006

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "ISRA to Mayor Daley: 'You're Delusional Please Get Help'"

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "ISRA to Mayor Daley: 'You're Delusional Please Get Help'"

ISRA to Mayor Daley: 'You're Delusional -- Please Get Help'

3/14/2006 9:28:00 AM

To: State Desk

Contact: Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association, 815-635-3198; Web:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

Chicago Mayor Daley's latest rant against law abiding firearm owners suggests strongly that it's time to pad the walls of the 5th Floor of City Hall with rubber.

In a statement delivered yesterday, a highly agitated Daley demanded that the state's 1.5 million law-abiding firearm owners trek to Chicago to appear before him and explain why their firearms should not be banned and confiscated.

Daley's outburst comes in the wake of a pair of terrorist attacks in the city's Englewood neighborhood that left two young girls dead. Law enforcement officials believe that the Englewood attacks are an outgrowth of a drug gang turf war being raged in the troubled neighborhood.

"Like all people of good conscience, the state's hunters and sportsmen are sickened by the murders of innocent children," said ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. "It's disturbing to think that there are people out there who will pepper a home full of children with bullets for the sake of securing a corner drug outlet. But those people are out there and, while Richie Daley and Phil Cline spent the weekend swilling green beer and bagels, a Baghdad mentality settled over Englewood. Daley is losing control of his city and all he can do is lay down a smokescreen of blame against the state's law-abiding firearm owners."

"I have a message for you Mr. Mayor," continued Pearson. "The Revolutionary War was not fought so that we could unseat King George and install King Richard. The Bill of Rights is not a stick of salami that you can slice and dice at your whim. You may have succeeded in suspending the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th Amendments in Chicago. But the people of Illinois are not going to let you extend your tyranny beyond the city limits. And no, we have no obligation to come to Chicago, kneel before your throne, and beg to freely exercise the rights that so many before us have died for."

"To be honest, Mr. Mayor, I think Chicago would be a much better place if you spent less time in front of the cameras, and more time behind your desk."

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