CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):
The ISRA is well aware that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is under a lot of stress these days. Soaring crime, the sinking economy, and thinly-veiled suggestions from Rahm Emanuel that it's time to step aside certainly create a recipe for high anxiety. The toll being taken on the Daley's sensibilities evidenced itself earlier this week when the mayor recommended that the World Court take up his petition to shut down law-abiding U.S. firearm retailers.
"What Mayor Daley is suggesting is that we voluntarily nullify the U.S. Constitution and cede our sovereignty to a hostile world body," commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson. "Our Founding Fathers penned, and later amended our Constitution with the Bill of Rights for the specific purpose of establishing our nation's autonomy and recognizing that the rights of U.S. citizens trump the rights of any other person on the planet. Mayor Daley is totally out of line by trying to sidestep the intent and authority of our founders just because he hasn't gotten his way here at home. As we know, the mayor's earlier attempts to shutter lawful firearm retailers failed to meet the tests applied by the Illinois Supreme Court. In short, an American court established by authority of the Illinois Constitution plainly stated that Mayor Daley's complaint against lawful firearm retailers is without merit -- end of story. We do not need the help of the World Court in running our affairs."
"Maybe Mayor Daley needs to take a little time off," continued Pearson. "A little R&R would probably do him some good. He could take a little time to read up on the Revolutionary War. Maybe take a civics class over at Daley College. But, in any case, Daley should ponder well the sacrifices made by millions of young American men and women to protect and preserve the freedoms that he is so eager to give away."
The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful, and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.
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SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association