ISRA Criticizes Chicago Mayor Over Gun Regulations As New Coalition Plans To Close Gun Show Loophole

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ISRA criticizes Chicago mayor over gun regulations as new coalition plans to close gun show loopholeEarlier this month, when Chicago Mayor Richard Daley recommended that an international court take up his petition to shut down U.S. firearm retailers, Illinois State Rifle Association suggested that he "take a couple of weeks off."

ISRA representatives stated that the city’s soaring crime rate, sinking economy as well as suggestions from some members of the Obama administration that the mayor step aside, have taken their toll on "Daley’s sensibilities."

"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.

"[He] 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," Pearson added.

Meanwhile, the bi-partisan coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced the launch of a new national campaign to close the gun show loophole.

The loophole is a gap in federal law that enables individuals to buy weapons at gun shows without undergoing a background check.

Television advertisements promoting the move will appear on the national cable networks of CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, as well in local markets across Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19751857-ADNFCR

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