Gun Policy Compared To Holocaust; Lawmaker Demands Apology

CHICAGO (WBBM) — A state lawmaker from Chicago says he’s upset about the recent use of Nazi-era symbolism by a gun rights group.

Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports that a group called Guns Save Life compared a plan by Lisa Madigan to make public the names of Illinois gun owners to Nazi Germany requiring Jews to wear a gold Star of David during the Holocaust

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State Sen. Ira Silverstein, who has several Holocaust survivors in his district, finds the comparison offensive.

“I understand there’s an issue with what Attorney General Madigan wants to do,” he said. “I just think … you are into a very dangerous boundary when you [make an analogy] to victims of the Holocaust.”

The group’s president, John Boch, said Silverstein should thank his group for standing up to First and Second Amendment rights.

“The symbolism with the Holocaust is fair in that the slippery slope of the Jews in Germany began first with the identification, then disarmament, then annihilation,” the group states in their April newsletter.

“Under Attorney General Madigan’s plan, Illinois gun owners will be identified publicly and will stand on the precipice of their own slippery slope toward ends unknown.”

  • Dave Boehl

    Once again this political correctness run amuck. I’m sure. if questioned, the surviors would agree that this is how evil control is propagated if left unchecked or questioned.

  • marsares

    A couple of years ago illinois was one of the last 2 states that didn’t have a concealed carry law, did wisconsin finally get one? It’s kind of wierd living in an area whose pols still think this is the white picket fence’50s.

    • Mr. Justice

      Wisconsin does not have Conceal Carry YET. They do however, have a form of Open Carry, but they really don’t advertise it very much. They should be passing Conceal Carry sometime this year. No, the communist state of IL is the only state that continues to deny the 2nd Amendment to the citizens. This is why it is important for people to contact their state representatives and state senators and tell them to vote YES for Conceal Carry.

  • Stella

    The analogy is indeed offensive – just like when people compare having their home burglarized to being raped.

  • Tory II

    Lisa Madigan has nazi values.

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