You contact Senator & express pro-gun opinion, then LEOs show up.

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    You contact Senator & express pro-gun opinion, then LEOs show up.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4610614&EDATE=

    What would your response be?

    The ISRA is expressing great concern over reports that Illinois State
    Police (ISP) detectives have been visiting the homes of people who phoned
    or faxed Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) to express opposition to gun
    control legislation sponsored by the senator.
    The ISRA has recently
    conducted a thorough investigation into one complaint, and is gathering
    additional information on as many as several dozen other reported incidents
    of police questioning citizens who have spoken out against gun control
    legislation.
    In the case investigated thus far, the respondent reports that ISP
    detectives arrived at his home, unannounced, and informed him that their
    visit was in response to faxes he sent to Sen. Kotowski. The detectives
    then went on to ask the citizen questions about his mental health and other
    personal matters. Although the citizen was not arrested, he reports that he
    feels that the detectives were there to deliver the message that it's not a
    good idea to criticize Dan Kotowski or the gun control measures Kotowski
    supports.
    ........
    ......."When we first heard about the ISP visits to homes of people who had
    sent faxes to Sen. Kotowski, we were concerned that some folks may have
    acted inappropriately," continued Pearson. "However, upon inspection of the
    faxes in question, we see absolutely no reason for the ISP to visit
    citizens' homes -- other than to possibly put a damper on the citizen's
    desire to participate in the legislative process."
    "At this time, we are asking Sen. Kotowski to produce any evidence he
    may have which illustrates threatening behavior on the part of citizens who
    have received ISP visits," said Pearson. "If Sen. Kotowski cannot produce
    any such evidence, then we will be asking Attorney General Madigan to
    conduct an investigation into the apparent use of the ISP to suppress the
    First Amendment rights of persons who express opposition to gun control
    legislation."
    Smells like intimidation to me!
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    Sounds like the senator needs a visit the FBI regarding improper use of information and power.
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    Abuse of Office.... is there something like that in the law? At least we have the filing of a false report....I think
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    From Illinois, I'm not surprised. This just proves that once the 2A falls, the others are right behind it. I don't know why people think that politicians with no respect for one freedom will have any more for the rest of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    What would your response be?

    "Got a warrant?"

    "No? Then, the gate is that-a-way. Don't let it hit you on the butt on your way out."

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    Seems this guy Kotowski should be part of the Bloomberg cadre - another effectively power-abusing anti.
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    Illinois isn't...corrupt, is it?

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    Move out of that 'communistic' society...
    Things will NOT be getting any better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    What would your response be?
    Does the Senator have mental problems?
    Dose he realize he is in violation of the law when he filed false charges?
    Dose he realize that I now am going to pursue charges against him for filing a false report?
    Then I would contact the Feds and see to it!
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    This is just begging a fax storm from everyone, now isn't it....

    Anyone got the number?

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    Politics corrupt? Never!

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    Sounds like a good time for a letter to the paper, unless like most rags they are corrupt as well. Then look for other media.

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    Where is the NRA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew View Post
    Anyone got the number?

    Phone: 847-268-4033
    Email: ElectDan@Kotowski4Senate.com
    Address: P.O. Box 141, Park Ridge IL 60068

    Springfield Office:
    Senator 33rd District
    M108 State House
    Springfield, IL 62706
    (217) 782-3875

    District Office:
    1100 W. Northwest Hwy.
    Suite 114
    Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
    (847) 797-1192
    (847) 797-1195 FAX

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    How could Illinois possibly pass worse gun laws than they already have?

    Commie state!
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