Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has formally endorsed Bruce Rauner for Governor and is urging all gun owners in Illinois to support Governor Rauner’s candidacy.
“The 2nd Amendment may not be on the front page of every newspaper in this election cycle, but rest assured the 2nd Amendment is front and center in the 2018 Election,” said Richard Pearson, Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director. “Fortunately, during the last 4 years, honest gun owners have had an ally who has been an effective backstop in Springfield to some of the most outrageous legislative proposals aimed at taking away our 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms. Governor Bruce Rauner is that backstop.”
Pearson said JB Pritzker represents an existential threat to Illinois gun owners. When he ran for Congress in 1997, Pritzker called for a 100 percent tax on handguns and ammunition and in that same campaign, he even favored banning the sale of handguns entirely. Pritzker also supports banning the sale of so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines and JB supports the gun dealer licensing bill vetoed by Governor Rauner earlier this year. JB Pritzker has even donated to gun control advocacy groups such as Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
“JB Pritzker would be a disaster for gun owners throughout the state,” Pearson said. “The clear choice for gun owners is Bruce Rauner. Any vote for any other candidate but Governor Rauner is a vote against the 2nd Amendment. It is imperative we re-elect Gov. Bruce Rauner.”
The ISRA-PVF held an event in Marion to endorse Gov. Rauner. For more information on the 2nd Amendment issues facing Illinois, log onto www.isra.org