Rep. Bobby Rush

Democrat  •  1st District, Illinois  •  11th Term  •  Sworn In 1993
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Anonymous 01/20/2009 7:04am

H.R. 45 is unconstitutional. It violates several amendments. Mr. Rush how dare you even consider bringing this bill forward. You sir are a tyrant and should immediately leave your post

Anonymous 02/04/2009 4:37pm
Funny thing is the people who are already breaking the law could care less about any new laws you come up with. H.R. 45 is a not so funny joke and Mr. Rush should be drummed out of office as the traitor to this country that he is. The 2nd amendment wasn’t put there for politicans to get rid of it was put there to protect us from fools that would be dictators! Ever notice they never go after the criminal, it’s always the law abiding citizen they chase down and cause problems for.
Anonymous 01/30/2009 4:26pm

HR45 is the most irresponsible piece of legislation I have ever had the embarrassing displeasure in reading. The congressman (not capitalized on purpose, disrespect intentional) responsible should resign his post and leave governing to responsible educated individuals with with real common sense of which you have proven to have none.

calescus 02/22/2009 8:02pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 14, 2009 9:27am

This man (traitor)needs to be hung for treason. How DARE he attempt to violate the second amendment!!!???!!!

Anonymous 02/04/2009 2:46am

screw you and HR 45

Anonymous 02/10/2009 7:09am

I am admittedly not a constituent of your district, however I felt it necessary to write to you and express my disagreement with your “Blair Holt” bill you are proposing to congress. Mr. Rush, whether you are a citizen who lives in the city or a rancher who lives in wide open West Texas, a person has the right under our constitution to possess a firearm to protect him and his family.

This bill criminalizes the ownership of firearms without a license.

Mr. Rush, do you really believe that the criminals will give up their guns?

A letter from a constitutionally minded individual in Texas will probably not change you mind on the matter, but I felt it my duty to let you know that I disagree with your views and ask you to please review you opinion on this matter.

Thank you for your time.

Anonymous 02/05/2009 8:10am

H.R. 45 is only targeted at Law Abiding Citizens. It is designed to be a pain in the ass for law abiding gun owners. They keep putting more rules that affect the ones who are obeying the law. Why don’t they put more time and energy into keeping criminals in jail/prison. Criminals don’t follow the LAW. That’s why we call them CRIMINALS! They don’t get their guns from the same gun store’s that the law abiding citizens get theirs. They aquire their guns in the same fashion that drug users aquire their drugs. So every new law that is, in theory, designed to keep “America” safe, is really harming America by disarming the law abiding citizen.

Anonymous 02/05/2009 12:51pm

HR 45 = HITLER REFORMATION of 45’s and all other means of defense. The Nazis did this. Dictators do this. When a government wants to license lawful gun ownership, it is in preparation for the population disarmament that will precede population enslavement. A quick look at the history of any Fascist, Communist, or Dictatorial government will confirm this sequence of events. -Tray

rikforehand23 06/16/2009 6:05pm
in reply to Anonymous Jan 30, 2009 4:26pm

HR 45 is the most ignorant and selfish piece of legislation ever proposed by this country. The congressman sponsering this bill should step down or be impeached. Go back under the rock from which you came.Where did he go to school ,Mecca? The bill number is higher than his I.Q. Is he even American?(and convicted of the very crime that responsible gun owners would never let happen to them)What a hypocritic fool!

Anonymous 02/14/2009 9:33am

This man is a criminal and a traitor! He needs to be impeached and disbarred from ever being able to hold any public office again! He should also be thron into a dark deep hole and left to his own thoughts. We really would be better off without such a “PIG” in public office!

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Anonymous 02/01/2009 5:06pm

Reputedly Rush founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party.
This was originally known as the “Black Panther Party for Self Defense.”
The “Self Defense” was against police brutality. Now he seems to have forgotten his roots. HR 45 would disarm most citizens – including those in the First Congressional District of Illinois. Maybe the Black Panthers would become the newly authorized “police?”

Anonymous 03/03/2009 8:46am

This law will do nothing to prevent criminals from possessing guns. There is already a universal background check and an system to register guns when purchased. The Atty Gen should not have the right under Section 102(7) E. to add any other requirements at his descretion, along with the right to set the fee for the license at any amount. This sounds like Hitler Germany or Venszuela to give unlimited power to the Attourney General. This bill is an attempt to take guns away from law abiding citizens, and to remove our right to protect themselves, while criminals will have free run of our neighborhoods without fear. Criminals will never register guns or purchase a license. So what if there is a penalty. Why would that deter them? We we should be punishing the criminals to the full extent of the law, even to the death penalty for crimes deserving of it. Punishemnt is the real determent, not making law abiding citizens criminals. You are punishing law abiding citizens, not the criminal.

Anonymous 02/03/2009 3:49am

Obviously this is a true politican! Who else would use the tragic death of an innocent child to submit legislation to disarm America. Have any of you no shame? How can you sleep at night? Maybe God will have mercy on you and your soul because I and most of America won’t.

gissim0 02/17/2009 1:15am

Who are the idiots that vote for these total losers?

Anonymous 02/14/2009 9:27am

I can’t believe what I’m reading! This criminal has actually been elected to a public offic? now he actually has the nerve to put forth a bill to eliminate the 2nd amendment? Maybe his has a more sinister plan…. If he eliminates the ability for the people to defend themselves against tyranny he can step up and become a persecutor that he has always wanted to be! With no way of defending ourselves from someone like him, he could walk into our homes and take anything and everything he wanted! Wake up America! we need to take back control of our lands! We can’t afford to allow men like this to be in control over us! The state of America has truly become a sad one!!

Anonymous 02/12/2009 6:00am

Are all Illinois politicians like Bobby Rush and Barry Soetoro and Rod Blagojevich crooks and traitors?

Dnovinger45 03/02/2009 10:05am

I guess a criminal WOULD sponser a bill to protect criminals!

rodeoron1 03/16/2009 4:21pm

bob you need to pull your head out your ass. The whole Illinois government and your socialistic ideas of control.Its crap! More than 80% of Americans are law abiding gun owners.Leave us the fuck alone.Just because your city’s are riddled with crack dealing gangster scum doesn’t give you the right to screw with the rest of the country.Gun control does not work, never has! Criminals don’t get guns legally.Gun control only hurts the citizen.If your a criminal who’s house are you going to invade the gun owner who will shoot your ass or the pussy who’s against guns

Jizzle 03/09/2009 11:53am

Mr. Rush (no not doctor rush you where awarded an honorary doctorate, go to school you bum). I feel that this bill is a slap in the face to the red-blooded American. Is your aim to make it illegal for everyone but you and other criminals to own weapons? I’m sure that even though you are a convicted felon you still own a hangun of some type. And that itself is another felony. You are a hypocrite. Spread your Black Panther/reverse racist/communist propoganda crap elsewhere sir. It’s not wanted in this country. Try Cuba.

Anonymous 02/15/2009 7:00pm

Rep. Bobby Rush.

May I make you aware of Arizona HCR 2034? I HIGHLY suggest you and the other socialists take a close look at it. You might want to think twice about trying to pass this bill.

Have a nice day,

Bryan Wilcutt
Chandler, AZ

Anonymous 02/12/2009 4:00pm

Bobby Rush, do you really think this bill would stop a gang shooting? Be honest with yourself, of course it wouldn’t, so who put you up to this? Have some respect for yourself, take a step back and remove the liberal zombie glasses!

Anonymous 03/04/2009 4:25pm


EdMyers 03/06/2009 4:58am

Mr. Rush,

If I attacked your home and family and you had a chance to get your hands on a gun,I sure wouldn’t want to stand in front of you. You are an idiot.

Anonymous 03/02/2009 3:44am
in reply to Anonymous Mar 02, 2009 2:18am

National licensing is just a precursor to national confiscation, afterall you cant collect when you dont know where they are. The second amendment is in place to prevent the government from disarming and controlling the people which has worked well in every instance of communism or state control. When i have no guns, I am powerless to defend myself, so I will probably then resort to afghani behavior and make my own destructive devices in my kitchen to blast the criminal that may come through my door assuming i am unarmed. You liberals dont get it. When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws your laws cannot touch will have the guns to KILL YOU WITH. Every American armed and ready will keep crime under control. Dead criminals are a good thing.

tunneljet 03/08/2009 4:56am

Maybe he forgot what the Most intelligent man to ever run this country said!!!

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous 03/02/2009 2:18am
in reply to Anonymous Mar 01, 2009 12:18pm

why dont they take the time and effort to seal the borders, stop the drugs, and stop increasing they amount of money they are getting (90,000) in petty cash just approved for each member of congress while everyone loses their jobs
No lets take legal guns from law abiding citizens ENOUGH ALREADY
I’m not giving them up

Anonymous 03/01/2009 12:18pm

I’ve read H.R.45 and I’ve read every one of the posted comments. The bill is frightening and a huge waste of your time and my tax dollars. The posted comments are overwhelmingly negative. Only one post was favorable… Did you write it yourself? You are not in my district, so I cannot vote you out of office, but the firestorm caused by the introduction of this bill may very well spread to enough of your constituents to dump you in your next bid for re-election. My only worry is that there are enough other government-types out there who also believe the American public needs to be controlled by people like you that it might somehow get out of committee. God help us all.

jstonehocker 03/02/2009 4:37pm

Samuel Adams:“The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” You WILL NOT take our freedoms from us. DO NOT move forward on HR 45.

RBHoge 04/24/2009 7:21pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 14, 2009 9:27am

In the 2000 Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives (IL-01), Rush defeated a challenge from then-state senator Barack Obama. During the primary, Rush said: “Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Barack is a person who read about the civil-rights protests and thinks he knows all about it.”

This was copied from the Wikipedia entry on Mr Bobby Rush and pasted here. What a loyal Democrat! I hope in the end he will be honest enough to “…protect and defend the [whole] Constitution of the United States of America.” like he swore that he would.
Oh, we will defend our homes and families from the thugs and gangs his bill will empower. It might be only with a Sling shot or a spear. but we WILL defend our homes.

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