I don’t wish for anyone to have to deal with the stress of being held up at gun point, but, occasionally, you come across something where the irony is too much to resists rubbing it in.
In this case, anti-gunner Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein was held up at gun point while taking campaign pictures with what his campaign manager Robert Murphy called an “‘in-the-neighborhood kind of’ message.”
Now, let’s put this in perspective: the Chicago Tribune gushed about Goldstein’s “Bold, Progressive Agenda” (you know, the kind that Chicago has had for the last hundred years or so) which includes incredibly anti-gunner ideas. From the Chicago Tribune:
He will undertake unique, progressive solutions to the spread of gun violence, including going after gun manufacturers and the NRA whose sole vested interest is to sell more guns.
Yes, he is advocating attacking gun manufacturers for the illegal use of a tool instead of wanting to punish those who do evil things. How’s that for logic? (On a side note: the above quote from the Chicago Tribune doesn’t say that it is a press release. This is the paper advocating openly for Goldstein. So, if anyone tells you the press is unbiased and without an agenda about guns, just show them that quote.).
So, Goldstein goes into a neighborhood to try to take pictures to give the idea that he is “just one of the people” and three guys rob them. Brooke Singman writes,
The Chicago Tribune reported that Aaron Goldstein, 42, and members of his campaign team were approached by three men in their early 20s. One of the men had a handgun and demanded Goldstein and the campaign aides turn over the camera equipment and other personal belongings, including their cell phones, which they did.
So, essentially, Goldstein was robbed because neither he nor any of his campaign team members had a way to fight back. In essence, he got a taste of what it would be like to live under his policies. Sadly, though, he probably won’t get the clue and will just use this as an excuse to call for more gun control.
But, hey, while he’s being foolish and blaming the guns and manufacturers, we at least get this laugh at his expense.
Or maybe they hired three guys with a toy a staged it for a media event…wouldn’t that make more sense. I wonder if anyone has tracked their cellphone ID’s numbers to find out if they just happened to find them and got them returned promptly by good police work..???? Anyone doing some follow up??? Smells !!!
He and his crew should hang stupid signs around their neck with arrow pointi g at head….Rob me i dont belueve in guns.!!!!
To: Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein, just got held up because you could not fight back! Hopefully no one is killed because they could not fight back because of your anti-gun policies!
You should know better than to go into those Chicago neighborhoods Goldstein!
What goes around comes around. Lol
just like the majority of politicians, he is another idiot.
All politics smells rotten. Either way, if these were indeed criminals acting in their own or a bogus demo- lefty set up to try to look like hero, the elements leave out the law-abiding, well trained firearm owning citizen. We should have stormed Congress years ago. It is clear to see that immigration us not an issue about compassion but to upset the viting process. The gun issue is clearly to make way for citizens disarmament agendas. B@@@ S$&t!!
THE FOOL WILL ONLY FURTHER HIS ILLOGICAL STANCE BY “LOGICALLY CONCLUDING” THAT GUN CONTROL WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE CRIMINAL FROM HAVING A GUN! HIS ILLOGIC WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT “CRIMINALS DO NOT FOLLOW THE LAW”!
I agree with Tony
Typical anti gun politician baloney.
Has he put out a response to his political position vs being robbed?
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS IF YOU SO DESIRE OR NOT TOO ???,BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL ME I CANNOT.WHEN YOU HAVE ONLY SECONDS TO LIVE THE COPS ARE ONLY MINUTES AWAY(ACTUALLY YOU ARE DEAD WHEN THE ARRIVE) FACT>>>IT’S BETTER TO HAVE A FIRE ARM AND NOT NEED IT;THAN TO NEED ONE AND NOT HAVE IT???IF YOU WISH TO KEEP A FIRE ARM TAKE AN NRA FIRE ARMS SAFETY COURSE,NO HOW AND WHEN TO USE IT.THE NRA IS ABOUT TWO THINGS YOUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS AND FIRE ARMS SAFETY..
DON’T BULL CRAPED BY THOSE WHO LIVE IN SECURE GATED COMMUNITIES PATROLLED BY ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS,OR HAVE ARMED BODY GUARDS>>>JUST MY OPINION???
Daniel, it may be your opinion (it’s mine too), but your opinion is correct.
“manufacturers and the NRA whose sole vested interest is to sell more guns” – The NRA sells guns? I think not in any significant way. Manufacturers? Of course. It’s their business. Peanut vendors try to sell more peanuts, too. And a free market motivates them to make a better product at a price competitive with other makers. Laws infringe only on the freedom of those who observe them and, as you have just observed first hand, reduce the risk of job related injuries for those who do not.
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