by picklegfunk, Fri Jul 14, 2006 at 11:46:37 AM EDT
I wouldn't have thought it possible, but the 6th Congressional District of Illinois may elect a new Congressman that is even more conservative on gun control issues than Henry Hyde.
In today's Daily Herald, (http://www.dailyherald.com/search/search story.asp?id=207984) Roskam came out OPPOSING A BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS, which even Hyde supports.
Of course, this would be par for the course for a candidate that walks precincts with the NRA. (http://www.nraila.org/ecard/view/default .aspx?ID=8) Conspicuous how they don't mention Roskam's name, isn't it? The original invitation was all about Roskam, including a special campaign brief for members.
Who has more credibility on gun issues? Tammy Duckworth, who knows the difference between assault weapons and guns that are appropriate for hunting or Peter Roskam, who supports laissez faire gun laws.
Just another example of the lobbyists propping up dangerous candidates for their dangerous ends.
Y'all should check out Tammy. (http://www.duckworthforcongress.com) Now that's a real war hero who knows what guns can, and should, do.