* From the Illinois State Rifle Association…
In a recent alert, the ISRA criticized those who exploit shocking criminal events for the purpose of diminishing the Constitutional rights of law-abiding firearm owners. We regret that some have construed our remarks as being insensitive to persons who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Such was certainly not our intent and we apologize to those we realize were genuinely offended.
Like all Americans, the Officers, Directors and members of the Illinois State Rifle Association are saddened by the carnage committed by vicious criminals. We equally abhor the now predictable pattern of bashing law-abiding firearm owners that follows such events.
Background on the group’s inane statement is here. [Fixed link.]
From what I understand, ISRA got major heat from their legislative allies for that boneheaded move.
And I’m not sure this apology really cuts it, but whatever.