Police: Gun pointed at Illinois state legislator

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Police: Gun pointed at Illinois state legislator
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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 12:43pm
Police: Gun pointed at Illinois state legislator

Chicago police say someone pointed a handgun at a member of the Illinois House.

The Associated Press
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2013957389_apusillinoislawmakergunthreat.html

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CHICAGO —

Chicago police say someone pointed a handgun at a member of the Illinois House.

Authorities say Democratic state Rep. Edward Acevedo wasn't injured in the Friday night incident. Police say someone in a van pointed the gun at the legislator before the vehicle pulled away. It happened on Chicago's west side.

Acevedo has been in office since 1997 and is serving his seventh term. He is assistant majority leader of the Illinois House.

Police say no arrests have been made and investigators did not have a motive

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-18-2000
>"investigators did not have a motive"<
Could be the rise in taxes........
Ill. residents react to massive tax hike
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=7894978

Seriously I hate the thought that guns can be carried around at pointed at anyone whatever the motive.

 


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Registered: 04-07-2002
And it's becoming more & more prevelant...not just phone or mail threats anymore...actually walking up to someone & pointing a gun at them. I don't care how 'bad' they may think a politician is, this is just not warranted!!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-21-2004

"More and more prevalent"? Any stats to back that up?

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Registered: 05-27-2010
This response to libraone:

Oh please. More hysteria from the left about guns. Maybe mayor Bloomberg should go to Chicago to do an investigation. I'm sure he would conclude that it came from reckless AZ gun sellers, or maybe even that Sarah
Palin drove this gunman to point his weapon. Was this legislator in Palin's crosshair map?

I guess Chicago could pass new legislation that it's ilegal to point your gun at somebody. Oh wait...I'm pretty sure that law is already on the books.