Thursday, July 18, 2019

State Rep LaShawn Ford (always been a nice guy) has changed his position on gun rights!

After Shooting, Chicago Democrat Advocates Residents Get Guns and Carry Permits

July 17, 2019
AP Photo
LaShawn Ford has served as an Illinois State Representative since 2007.  Like his fellow Chicago Democrat General Assembly members, he has been a fairly consistent vote against gun rights since, well, forever.
But he recently appeared on radio station WLS-AM encouraging residents to arm themselves and get their carry licenses.
What caused Rep. Ford’s sudden, very public change when it comes to guns? Could it be the “come to Jesus” moment this past weekend outside his home that left one man dead?  Or was it the fact that his car was riddled with gunfire during the incident?
Regardless of the reason Ford has changed his way of thinking, we welcome it. His constituents deserve the proven personal defense benefits of firearms ownership and concealed carry.
WLS-AM has the story of what happened outside Ford’s home:
After another violent weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 32 others wounded, one lawmaker is taking action by encouraging his constituents to arm themselves.
Bullets from a shooting that left a 22-year-old dead in the Austin Neighborhood on the West Side Sunday also found State Rep. La Shawn Ford’s (D-Chicago) car. …
“I think about it all the time,” Ford said of the shootings that plague his community. “That’s why I’m working with a concealed carry instructor and we’re going to go through the neighborhood and we’re going to encourage people to get their concealed carry license because it makes no sense for people not to have the protections that they need.”
You’re absolutely right, Rep. Ford. We’ve been saying the same thing since the beginning of time.
Better late than never for you to notice the proven benefits of firearm ownership for good guys and gals. We’re glad to have you on our side.

2 Responses to After Shooting, Chicago Democrat Advocates Residents Get Guns and Carry Permits

  1. george b on July 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm 
    Did this really happen or is this a joke? 
    Before the passage of the FOID card Chicago had a strong PRO-Gun culture. Chicago high schools even had shooting clubs; heck they even voted Republican. 
    There were around 200 gun dealers in the city and many of them sold mail order but the passage of the FOID card and 68 GCA put a stop to them. 
    If the people of Chicago start to re-embrace the 2A we may actually be able to restore lost gun rights to the State.
    I’m not going to hold my breath over this but lets at least hope.
  2. Scott on July 17, 2019 at 10:26 pm 
    I hope his constituents can afford the time and money to qualify for it.


  1. Anonymous7/18/2019

    As a devout Roman Catholic, Ford should obey Pope Francis' and Cardinal Cupich's gun control rule(s). Holy Communion should be withheld from Ford.

  2. Anonymous7/19/2019

    He's catering to his suburban voters and his bullet ridden car. Nice guy politicians are still politicians!

  3. Anonymous7/23/2019

    The shootings were near his family home, as revealed in Ford's Austin Weekly News' op-ed piece.