August 20, 2004

KEYES 6, OBAMA 0:

Governor vetoes protection for homeowners with handguns (WQAD, 8/20/04)

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today vetoed protection for homeowners who violate local gun ordinances by shooting intruders.
The legislation responded to the case of Hale DeMar. The Wilmette restaurant owner shot a burglar in December who had broken into his home twice.

The measure could still become law. It passed both houses of the General Assembly by large enough margins that another vote this fall could override the veto.


Look for Alan Keyes to seize this and force Mr. Obama to either take a position that's unpopular with voters or one that's anathema within his own party.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2004 8:51 PM
Comments

Isn't this seven?

Posted by: David Cohen at August 20, 2004 9:02 PM

I don't know, I started the stupid thing and lost count...

Posted by: oj at August 20, 2004 9:10 PM

Well, technically, Keyes hasn't picked this one up yet, so it's still Keyes 6, Obama 0, but OJ 7, Obama 0.

Posted by: pj at August 20, 2004 10:09 PM

Obama may be the first politician to score more points yet somehow lose the election. Sheesh.

However, in any case, this seems a stupid thing to veto.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at August 21, 2004 9:23 AM

Chris:

The GOP gave up on beating him when they nominated another black candidate, but Mr. Keyes can chew him up badly.

Posted by: oj at August 21, 2004 9:36 AM

Perhaps the IL GOP is trying for a Goldwater candiday - one that can't win itself, but sets the stage for a more moderate but still conservative candidate later.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at August 21, 2004 10:05 AM

So you can have a handgun as long as you don't use it to protect yourself? Sounds like the Democrats military strategy.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at August 21, 2004 2:34 PM
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