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Democrat gun control activist elected to IL House

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DownloadELGIN – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action – a powerful gun control group funded by Bloomberg, is celebrating getting one of their own leaders elected to the Illinois State House. 

The Democrat winner in a Kane County district, Maura Hirschauer, is a former teacher and will be another vote in the Illinois General Assembly against 2nd Amendment rights. The groups boasted their victory in a press release:

“Over the past eight years, Moms Demand Action volunteers have become a force to be reckoned with. From school boards to statehouses to the halls of Congress, they've shown they'll do whatever it takes to keep their families and communities safe from gun violence,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “By showing up day-in and day-out to do the heavy lifting of grassroots activism, our volunteers are ready to move from shaping policy to writing policy. I'm so proud of Maura for winning her race today, and I know that as a lawmaker, she will be the ultimate gun sense champion.”

“Everytown is incredibly proud of the latest class of Moms Demand Action volunteers to get elected, who already know a thing or two about standing up to special interests and pushing through common-sense laws to keep their communities safe,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown congratulates Maura on her big win, and we look forward to working with her to pass life-saving gun safety laws.”

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action volunteers are committed to continuing to advocate for gun violence prevention amid both public health crises, the group said. 

"Moms Demand Action volunteers know that gun violence kills more than 100 Americans every day and wounds 200 more – and they ran for office to enact change and stand up to the gun lobby’s priorities."

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This was a Republican district until 2018. Could have been won if lazy bones conservatives actually worked as hard as their liberal opponents. Sorry, but running around in a Trump car rally isn’t enough and neither is listening to Rush, never mind watching Traitor Fox News. I get it about the voter fraud and Madigan’s money, but people like Trump show if you actually try and work hard, you can win despite everyone against you, even the “Republican” big wigs.

  2. What does “Moms Demand Action” actually define as “gun violence?”
    Does that include the many Americans who must use their weapon in self-defense?
    Leftist organizations like this one have a habit of distorting definitions and changing or enlarging them on a day-to-day basis to serve their own needs.
    I remember a decade or two ago, when they even called shotguns “assault weapons.”

  3. Now I see what’s wrong with this woman, she is a teacher. The same group of liberal lunatics that don’t teach kids in school any more. Now she’s on some kind of anti gun trip instead of being anti gang, anti criminal and respecting the rights of the people. The whole democrat party has lost their minds when I look at how Cook county is being run where any criminal can shoot up the town and not be arrested. This is what this woman stands for. I want to see this county and state get back to arresting and incarcerating criminals for lengthy periods of time and then these idiots won’t be on the streets causing problems. These problems start in our school systems that make the children feel they have more rights than law abiding citizens. This teacher is part of the problem.