FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2023
ISRA Statement on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Hearing Examining “Victims of Violent Crime in Chicago”
The Illinois State Rifle Association – one of the oldest and most respected gun organizations in the United States, released the following statement:
Chicago crime statistics continue to dominate national headlines, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx continues to deflect any responsibility – and instead chooses to blame ‘weak gun protection laws’ instead of the violent criminals who to this day, continue to roam the streets of Chicago targeting innocent victims.
Since 2021, nearly 250 attorneys have resigned from Kim Foxx’s office out of frustration because of her failure to hold violent criminals
accountable for their crimes. And as a result, victims’ families are suffering, and the criminals are celebrating.
In Illinois, Democrats like Gov. JB Pritzker and Kim Foxx have declared war on the 2nd Amendment and are deliberately targeting law-abiding citizens and their lawful right to bear arms – blaming the guns for the crimes rather than the criminals committing them.
We applaud U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and the House
Judiciary Committee for coming to Chicago and shining a light on the violent crime plaguing the city, and we remain grateful to the brave police officers who put their lives on the line each day under such difficult circumstances.”