'There isn't really any middle ground on this issue,' State Police Director Larry Trent said at a news conference Tuesday. 'You either stand with the gun lobby or you stand with law enforcement.'It is nice that the Illinois governor has finally brought it all out in the open and admitted that some members of Illinois government and law enforcement are nothing more than a bunch of facist thugs.
The battle centers on how guns are transported, tracked and traded. Gov. Rod Blagojevich vetoed three bills on the issue, and lawmakers must decide whether to override the vetoes when they return to the Capitol Wednesday.
Blagojevich says the measures would create more dangers for Illinois citizens and law enforcement by loosening gun restrictions. The Democratic governor is calling undecided lawmakers, or those who might be persuaded to switch, and asking for their support, Trent said.
Gun control groups are joining Blagojevich in framing the issue as a stark choice for lawmakers.
'Those who oppose the veto of the governor are upholding crime,' Jennifer Bishop of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said at the news conference with Trent. 'They are advocating for criminals and against victims.'
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