Senator Bill Brady, Republican Candidate for Governor, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. He has consistently voted pro-gun in the state legislature. As a long-time member of both the NRA and Illinois State Rifle Association, Senator Brady has fought efforts to weaken our Second Amendment protections. He has opposed and will oppose future attempts to pass gun control laws, further restrictions on ownership and bans on specific weapons.
The Illinois State Rifle Association calls Brady a "long- time friend." Brady has had the endorsements of major gun organizations and has maintained the highest possible ratings on Second Amendment issues.
Bill Brady supports concealed-carry and, as Governor, will sign legislation giving Illinois residents the same right that is afforded to citizens in 48 other states. He believes Constitutional rights should be granted to law-abiding Illinois citizens, and therefore concealed carry should be legal.
His opponents have either been vague on their positions, don't have the record to demonstrate their commitment to the Second Amendment or are downright opposed to supporting a citizen's right to bear arms.
Jim Ryan told the Associated Press he would veto legislation allowing concealed-carry. Andy McKenna and Bob Schillerstrom told the AP they also oppose concealed carry. And, just like he double talked on taxes, Kirk Dillard, who did a commercial for Barack Obama, told the Associated Press he "could support allowing concealed-carry" depending on how the legislation was written, proper training and thorough background checks.
The bottom line is, Senator Brady is the only candidate with a proven and clear record of supporting the Second Amendment, and he will continue to do so when he is elected Governor.