When Changing Your Mind Is Just Too Convenient

Markos has been doing a good job handing Toi Hutchinson her butt for past support of the NRA.  Hutchinson claims she has changed her mind and is acting:

When state Sen. Toi Hutchinson ran in her first election in 2010, the National Rifle Association backed her because she opposed a ban on semi-automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines, the reporting of stolen firearms and supported the right to carry a concealed weapon.

Now as a Democratic candidate in the special 2nd Congressional District primary campaign, Hutchinson supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity ammunition clips as well as requiring comprehensive background checks and stolen firearms to be reported.

“When it’s time to move, you need to move, and when I had an opportunity to take action, I took action, and I think actions speak louder than words,” said Hutchinson, of Olympia Fields, during an appearance Monday before the Tribune editorial board.

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The country’s current gun control situation is “one of the biggest reasons why I signed onto the assault weapons ban and the ban on the high-capacity magazines and I just signed onto another bill that makes you have to report if you’ve lost your gun within three days. Because there are a ton of people who lose, you know, and they end up being used in crimes later and nobody knows what happened to those firearms,” she said at the forum.

 

She was added to the assault weapon ban on January 29

Actions

Date Chamber  Action
  1/16/2013 Senate Filed with Secretary by Sen. Antonio Muñoz
  1/16/2013 Senate First Reading
  1/16/2013 Senate Referred to Assignments
  1/29/2013 Senate Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  1/31/2013 Senate Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

Requirement to report stolen firearm
Actions

Date Chamber  Action
  1/16/2013 Senate Filed with Secretary by Sen. Dan Kotowski
  1/16/2013 Senate First Reading
  1/16/2013 Senate Referred to Assignments
  1/29/2013 Senate Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  1/29/2013 Senate Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  1/30/2013 Senate Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  1/30/2013 Senate Assigned to Public Health

 

Last session–nada. Kotowski had bills up to require all private sales with family exceptions have to undergo a background check, make it illegal to purchase a 50 caliber rifle, and make it illegal to sell a gun to a gang member.  Munoz had the assault weapons ban last session as well.

Evolving views happen, but some are just too convenient especially when Hutchinson was so absent on even basic common sense changes.  Hutchinson saying she is doing something now is nothing more than looking around and realizing she is toast with the NRA hung around her neck.

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