[VIDEO] Illinois state rep compares Chicago gun violence problem to castration

An Illinois state representative angry at Democratic legislators for forcing gun control on the rest of the state as a solution to Chicago’s “run away gun problem” said today that the state’s gun control laws are akin to asking him to get “castrated” because Chicagoans are having too many babies.

In what can only be classified as an epic anti-gun control rant on the Illinois House floor this afternoon, Rep. Jim Sacia (R- Pecatonica) gave his peers who want to ban assault weapons a verbal kick in the balls.

“Here’s an analogy folks, I ask you to think of this: You folks in Chicago, want me to get castrated because you’re families are having too many kids,” Sacia screamed. ”It spells out exactly what is happening here! You want us to get rid of guns …”

Sacia was then interrupted by Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), who shouts something indeterminable but is clearly along the lines of ‘I don’t want to hear about your Sacia’ based on the Republican Rep’s response.

“It was not out of order, I used it as an analogy representative,” Sacia shouts back. “I used it as a representative – it’s an analogy. If you’re having too many kids, you want me to get castrarated … that was an analogy to show how silly THIS is.”

“You be I used Chicago as an example, because you’re the folks that want this craziness,” he continued.

While Sacia’s uncomfortable speech wasn’t tied to any specific bill being debated in the legislative body, it didn’t come out of nowhere. Last week prosecutors in Cook County, where Chicago is located, told state lawmakers to ignore a recent ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of appeals that deemed Illinois’ ban on concealed carry unconstitutional. 

“It’s very frustrating to me, as a Representative, that we have the city of Chicago with three million people that won’t negotiate with the General Assembly,” state Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) told Illinois Watchdog last week in response to Cook County’s interpretation of the ruling. “We see a lot of that here, where it’s all or nothing. Pretty soon it’s going to be nothing.”

Reboletti’s sentiment is clearly shared by Sacia, who told legislators from the Windy City today, “Don’t blame the rest of us, this isn’t about Democrats. It’s not about Republicans – it’s because Chicago wants a warm fuzzy. He went on to explain that banning assault weapons won’t solve the city’s gun violence problem because ”last year there were more people killed with hammers than with assault rifles.”

Illinois is the only state in the country to have an absolute ban on concealed carry. The state was given 180 days by the 7th Circuit to get a constitutional concealed carry law on the books. That time period will be up June 7.

 

(h/t Michael Moroney)

Comments

Comments

  1. Jaduvall says:

    Ah, the real truth emerges on what this is REALLY about for lots of legislators. A lot of old fogies worried about their potency.

    1. Peter Syracuse says:

      You completely missed the whole point he was making. Wake up! He wasn’t talking about his manhood, he was talking about how the idiot liberal democrats in Chicago are blaming anyone (the NRA) or anything (assault rifles), but themselves for the mess they are in. They don’t want to address the real issues responsible for their murder rate. If they would spent as much time and energy attacking the gangs and their supply of illegal guns, as they do trying to keep them out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, they might actually make a difference. The restrictions they are trying to impose on concealed carry are ridiculous. The criminals already carry their guns wherever they want. The idea of restricting a permit holder from carrying a weapon where you don’t want crime to happen is insane. Here’s a special hint for you. CRIMINAL commit crimes.

  2. usworker says:

    Better to cut his gonads OFF rather than my child’s and my family’s … he’s old and any use of them is wishful thinking …

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