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Rabid Illinois Anti-Gunner Defeated After Spending Millions!

Friday, February 8, 2008

With the Super Tuesday Primaries behind us, NRA is happy to say that NRA-PVF endorsed candidates won 71% of their Primary races in Illinois.  

What might also be of interest to the Illinois pro-gun community, however, is a race where NRA did not get involved due to the lack of a clear pro-gun candidate.  This race was to decide the Democratic candidate for Cook County State's Attorney, and it featured one candidate who ran his campaign almost entirely on an anti-gun platform.  That candidate, current Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, has a long history of anti-gun activity, including serving as a board member of the rabidly anti-gun Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence since 1981. 

Suffredin sponsored the Cook County ban on certain semi-automatic firearms in 2006, and has been an avid supporter of recent efforts to ban virtually all firearms and ammunition in Cook County, as well as to eliminate virtually all licensed gun dealers in the county.  In 2006, Commissioner Suffredin received an award from the Brady Campaign for his long history of anti-gun efforts.  

During his campaign for Cook County State's Attorney, Commissioner Suffredin was endorsed by numerous anti-gun organizations and some of the most anti-gun State Legislators from Illinois.  These endorsements include the Brady Campaign, F-rated State Senators John Cullerton (D-6) and Dan Kotowski (D-33), and F-rated Representatives Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25) and Harry Osterman (D-14). 

During his campaign, Commissioner Suffredin launched television ads touting his anti-gun credentials, including his claim that he would shut down all gun stores as State's Attorney.   

It is estimated Suffredin spent more than one million dollars on his race, with the bulk of that money promoting his anti-gun agenda.  Well, the voters of Cook County listened to what he had to say, then responded at the polls.  Larry Suffredin ended up in third place out of the six candidates.  His anti-gun campaign was firmly rejected. 

Perhaps people in Cook County were more interested in candidates for State's Attorney who would actually enforce the rule of law, rather than a candidate like Suffredin who wanted to make his job all about targeting law-abiding gun dealers and law-abiding gun owners.

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