SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
This just in… ISRA issues apology

Thursday, May 9, 2013

* 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.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


36 Comments
  1. - HenryVK - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    Keep digging, boys. “We regret that some have construed our remarks” means “We are not sorry for what we said. We are sorry you didn’t like what we said.”

    They need to fire whoever was responsible for both the initial statement and the apology.


  2. - ChrisB - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    I’m sorry that you were offended by our press release?!

    That’s something only a three year old would say. Sadly, that sounds about the highest level of discourse these morons will ever achieve.


  3. - Mason born - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 1:56 pm:

    HenryVK

    On that we can agree.


  4. - Mason born - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 1:58 pm:

    of course that moron should have been fired years ago.


  5. - Small Town Liberal - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 1:59 pm:

    Sheesh, comes off like an 8 year old that punched the class nerd being forced to apologize with his head down and hands in his pockets. Clowns.


  6. - Anonymous - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 1:59 pm:

    No Rich, the “apology” doesn’t cut it.


  7. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:00 pm:

    I was just going to say the same thing.


  8. - RonOglesby - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:00 pm:

    @Henry
    we can agree on you final sentence for the most part.


  9. - HenryVK - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:00 pm:

    Upon second reading, it is even worse: “those who exploit shocking criminal events.”

    The idea that the victims are being “exploited” is greatly insulting to the victims. It says that they are not in control. It says that the victims are not making the choice to take a stand but instead some other group is somehow causing them, or exploiting them to take action.

    No ISRA, they are not being “exploited.” They are standing up for what they believe. ISRA, time to start treating those victims with some respect and some dignity.


  10. - Stones - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:01 pm:

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black - exploiting criminal events to advance your cause?…sheesh!


  11. - Transplant - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:03 pm:

    “We’re sorry for what the other guys have done,” does not make an apology.


  12. - ??? - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:04 pm:

    Rich, your link for the background on the story goes to the medical marijuana story, not the original ISRA statement.


  13. - Mason born - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:06 pm:

    Henry

    To give the Moron his Due i’m not sure he meant the families in that part. If you read the whole release it is aimed at those who are using the tragedy as a prop. AKA Piers Morgan etc.

    That being said the Dip#$@ should still be fired.


  14. - Chris - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:07 pm:

    “Talk about the pot calling the kettle black - exploiting criminal events to advance your cause?…sheesh! ”

    Nonono. Read it again: it’s only those who exploit events to DIMINISH rights. If you do the same thing to PROTECT rights it’s fine.

    Just so long as the right you are attempting to protect is NOT Life and Liberty of the victims of those events. That would be abhorent.

    ALSO: *Classic* non-apology. This has ‘ten best{worst]’ written all over it. “We’re sorry that you all are stupid and ‘misconstrued’ what we meant”. [expletive]ing [expletive]s. May they all rot in their own bile.


  15. - MrJM - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:17 pm:

    “We’re sorry that some were offended by our offensiveness…”

    – MrJM


  16. - Skeptic - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:24 pm:

    Someone did a study a few years ago and found that companies that have a problem and then fix it got rated higher than companies that never had a problem. So maybe this is the idea not just with the ISRA but with discourse in general. Perhaps they think if they say something offensive and then apologize, they’ll be viewed higher than if they had just said something rational in the first place?


  17. - Wensicia - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:33 pm:

    “…the now predictable pattern of bashing law-abiding firearm owners that follows such events.”

    How is the attempt to keep guns out of the hands of known criminals and the mentally ill, while protecting the rights of law-abiding firearm owners, bashing those rights?

    Just once, I would like to hear someone from the gun lobby support these goals in the interest of protecting potential innocent victims.


  18. - David Ormsby - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:52 pm:

    That was an apology?


  19. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:58 pm:

    “We regret that some have construed” - the coward’s non-apology apology.


  20. - Albert.... - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 2:59 pm:

    No… That was not an apology. It was tactless. Provided further merit to the “sterotypical” image most folks have in their minds when it comes to pro gun owner organizations. If ISRA members want to fire something…. They should fire the person responsible for this “Apology”.


  21. - jake - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:05 pm:

    Not an apology at all, because there was no admission of being wrong. An apology would say, “We apologize for being insensitive to the pain of the Newtown families.” Also the sly dig at all who disagree with them, by extending the apology who all were “genuinely offended” implying that some people would not be offended. I can’t imagine who would not be offended by the original statement, except for a psychopath.


  22. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:19 pm:

    A classic non-apology apology as evidenced by these phrases: “we apologize to those we realize were genuinely offended” and “We regret that some have construed our remarks as being insensitive.”


  23. - Ken_in_Aurora - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:21 pm:

    ISRA really needs a top down cleaning. And I’m a very enthusiastic gun owner and gun rights proponent!


  24. - Original Rambler - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:36 pm:

    Some apology…maybe as bad as the original comment.


  25. - Etown - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:41 pm:

    Is anyone surprised by the comments. At some point you have to face up to the fact that guns make these types of incidents all the easier. There is really no other legal product that can be used tin mass murders. Killers like to use guns because they don’t have the guts to confront face to fac they would rather. do it from far away.


  26. - dr. reason a. goodwin - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:41 pm:

    I’m a gun owner who is consistently embarrassed to be lumped together with the ISRA. I hope legislators realize that they do not represent the majority of Illinois gun owners.


  27. - DemDownstater - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:44 pm:

    Their level of offense between deaths of innocents and verbal bashing of “law-abiding gun owners” is EQUAL?
    So, “sorry your kid died..but isn’t it equally horrible that recreational ownders of assalt rifles are now being villified?” Ummm no. No - it’s actually not equal at all.


  28. - DemDownstater - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 3:45 pm:

    Apologies for typos above.


  29. - Mason born - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 4:03 pm:

    Etown

    – There is really no other legal product that can be used tin mass murders.–

    No other legal product? How about Fireworks and pressure cookers? Airplanes? A can of Gasoline was used to kill 87 people in the Happy Land Arson. McVeigh used Fertilizer and Diesel fuel. Unfortunately these sick people have been around throughout history. Remember the largest school massacre was 1927.

    As for the far away thing all of these murderers have been in the same room at the time of the murder. The only ones who were far away were the D.C. Snipers.


  30. - Snucka - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 4:19 pm:

    I understand that they “abhor” their political opponents’ referencing actual gun violence when talking about how to prevent theoretical gun violence. However, it seems a sign of seriously flawed priorities to say that their abhorrence of that practice is EQUAL to their feelings about the mass murder of children. Grow up already, ISRA.


  31. - Snucka - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 4:20 pm:

    On a closer reading, nearly every sentence in their “apology” is juvenile and disingenuous.


  32. - dupage dan - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 4:35 pm:

    Mason born - just so the troll knows - the 1927 mass murder was done with explosives.


  33. - Amalia - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 4:37 pm:

    thin statement. not enough. would not be surprised to see the statement read and discussed on, oh, say Rachel Maddow’s show.


  34. - Mason born - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 4:45 pm:

    DuPage

    Didn’t know i was a troll will have to find a bridge. I know that the 1927 bombing was explosives. What i was trying to say is the sick individuals that commit these crimes have been around for as long as our recorded history.


  35. - LTSW - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 6:04 pm:

    Mason, I understood Dan to be referring to Etown as the troll.


  36. - Mason born - Thursday, May 9, 13 @ 7:12 pm:

    Dupage

    Sorry. time to unplug and play with my kids.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Dueling taunts
* Good news on workers' comp costs?
* Obama picks Jackson Park for library site
* Behind the delegation's "unity" is some old enmity
* Why were Bernie's boobirds so quiet yesterday?
* Budget crisis, lower tuition contributing to Wisconsin recruitment success
* Caption contest!
* Madigan again compares Rauner to Trump
* "Excellent politics" but "questionable for governance"
* Could be awhile before Mautino's hearing
* Poll: Durbin leads Democratic field by huge margin
* *** UPDATED x1 *** The Durbin timeline
* More bad news
* *** UPDATED x1 - Madigan responds *** Rauner finally talks about Sandack, but keeps mostly mum
* Latest Legionnaires' outbreak puzzles health experts
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Why did Chris Kennedy run away from reporters yesterday?
* *** LIVE COVERAGE *** Democratic National Convention
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* BLU Studio Touch plays catch-up to ZTE ZMAX PRO
* You can now start sharing stuff within your Google Play Family Library
* Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly
* Sony Xperia XA Ultra sales rev up in US
* Samsung Galaxy On5 (2016) and Galaxy On7 (2016) may have been benchmarked
* Pokemon Go Plus accessory delayed until September
* Google launches Family Library, a way for families to share Google Play purchases

* White Sox 50-50, as is their trade deadline approach
* Adolfo among top prospect performers Tuesday
* White Sox likely to place Lawrie on disabled list
* Shields providing Sox with quality assurance
* Shields shapes White Sox shutout of Cubs
* Ranaudo to make Sox debut as scene shifts to Wrigley
* White Sox 3, Cubs 0: Crosstown Cup stays on the South Side

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats' .....
* The Latest: Rauner: Illinois doing all it can o.....
* Rauner stumps for term limits, redistricting re.....
* Rauner to visit veterans home after Legionnaire.....
* Rauner calls Illinois' political system rigged .....
* The Latest: Rauner: Illinois doing all it can o.....
* The Latest: Rauner: Illinois doing all it can o.....
* The Latest: Rauner: Illinois doing all it can o.....
* The Latest: Rauner: Illinois doing all it can o.....
* Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democrats' .....


* The Latest: Rauner: Illinois doing all it can on bacteria
* Illinois elections board: Mautino misses filing deadline
* Latest: Agency: 3 Chicago cops should be fired for shootings
* Blagojevich to take part in resentencing by video
* Centreville man gets 11 years in prison for prostitution
* Rauner to visit veterans home after Legionnaires diagnoses
* Illinois corn, soybean crops in good condition despite heat
* EXCHANGE: Pearl City resident enjoys raising bison
* New cases of Legionnaires' disease found at veterans home
* Teen charged in drug overdose case enters guilty plea

* Auditor General Mautino misses deadline to file amended reports
* Prosecutors: Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency'
* High-profile Republican state lawmaker abruptly resigns
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws
* Rauner renews call for term limits
* Rauner-created business development group gets new name
* State costs for amendment notices likely to top $2 million
* Rauner OKs regulating police use of cell-site simulators
* Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure

* Obamas pick Jackson Park for presidential library site
* Blagojevich to take part in resentencing by video
* Trump invites Russian hackers to attack Hillary Clinton's email
* Investors shake off first Boeing loss since 2009
* Travelin' McCourys, American art, Newberry Book Fair


* Thursday Letters: GOP alone to blame for rise of Trump
* Day 3 Dem convention: Star Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Angela Bassett
* Duckworth: Kirk running from record as Republican
* New package of ordinances aims to increase CPS per pupil funding
* 25-year-old man shot in ankle in Roseland
* What Clinton could learn from Gracie Allen, an old radio star
* Zion police officer shoots man during chase in north suburb
* In the Music Spotlight: Jeff Beck
* Despite John Fox’s history, 8-8 sounds right for these Bears
* Boeing reports first quarterly loss in nearly 7 years


* Obama chooses historic Jackson Park as library site
* NTSB: Plane was in 'near vertical descent' before Joliet crash, left trail of debris
* It's Hillary Clinton's show, but Trump does his best to steal the spotlight
* Zion police shoot motorist during chase
* Boy, 2, dies days after being struck by vehicle on South Side
* Just like today, 1986 Cubs-White Sox game took back seat to off-field issues
* Greg Kot's Lolla picks: 73 acts not to miss
* Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton's emails
* Blagojevich to appear at resentencing via closed-circuit TV from prison
* Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped


* Mindy Swank: SB 1564 is reasonable compromise between patients' rights, providers' faith
* Catherine Rampell: The Trump Doctrine of unpredictability
* Michael Gerson: Republicans have ceded the ground on faith
* E.J. Dionne: Clinton's Philadelphia vs. Trump's Cleveland
* Auditor General Mautino misses deadline to file amended reports
* Prosecutors: Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency'
* Kathleen Parker: The fury of Herr Trumpf
* High-profile Republican state lawmaker abruptly resigns
* High-profile GOP Illinois lawmaker Sandack suddenly resigns
* 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws


* Rantoul police seek man accused of battering women
* Champaign's Ruby Tuesday closes
* 07-27-16 Jim Turpin with Dale Morrissey @cudsc and Todd Lindsey @twlindsey12 on CU in The Prairibbean
* Noon update: Elite Bix, Miss Cleo and lottery winner
* 07-27-16 Penny for Your Thoughts
* Fundraiser gets boost from police
* Street closures listing
* At the table: 'I crave vegetables the way some people crave cigarettes'
* Meijer recalls salads, sandwiches due to salmonella risk
* Illinois elections board: Mautino misses filing deadline


* Looking back on Lollapalooza as fest turns 25
* Unique bars pair drinks with bike repair, haircuts, jewelry shopping
* Fairs & fests: Tall Ships, county fairs, Sugar Grove Corn Boil and more
* New state law allows Illinois high schoolers to earn college credit
* Publicist, White Sox part-owner dies

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democr......
* Durbin won't rule out Illinois governor's ......
* Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democr......
* Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Rauner at Democr......
* Durbin won't rule out Illinois governor's ......

* Duckworth: Kirk running from record as Rep......
* Duckworth will address the Democratic conv......
* Tom Kacich: Most Senate donors from outsid......

* Chicago Police Union To Officers: Turn Down Overtime During Labor Day Weekend
* Panelists Discuss Drinking Water Safety
* ICPR Panel Discussion On Drinking Water Safety
* December 2007 - Agenda Items
* Committee on Historical Landmark Preservation Agenda, December 3, 2007
* November 2007
* Community Development Commission Meeting Agenda, Tuesday, November 13, 2007
* Housing and Real Estate Committee Meeting Agenda, Friday, November 9, 2007
* Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Agenda, Friday, November 16, 2007
* October 2007


* Governor Visits Quincy Veterans Home Following New Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease
* Zika Virus And The 2016 Summer Olympics - Travel guidance for those heading to Brazil for the Olympics
* Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Identified in Adams County - New admissions to Quincy Veterans' Home halted
* Serve Illinois Commission Announces $15.6 Million for AmeriCorps Programs - 32 grantees will place almost 1,600 AmeriCorps volunteers in communities
* Rauner Calls on General Assembly to Vote on Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits in Fall Veto Session




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller