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An Illinois State Senator, Kimberly Lightford, has been a major opponent of pro-gun legislation in the state but her tune may change as her husbands legally concealed handgun prevented them from getting carjacked in Chicago.

As reported by The Reload: 

Illinois Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford (D.) and her husband escaped with their lives from the harrowing ordeal thanks in part to his legally-concealed firearm. The senator, who represents suburban Chicago, previously voted against the bill that created the state’s concealed-carry permitting system. She now credits the practice with saving her life.

“I think they were shooting at my husband and me, and lucky enough, my husband is conceal and carry, and he was able to protect us,” she told press at an event just before Christmas. “He handled us, and he saved us. I call my husband my hero today.”

It’s unclear whether the ordeal has changed the Democrat’s policy outlook, though. In addition to being a staunch advocate for gun-control measures, Lightford has championed criminal justice reform. She helped pass bills ending cash bail and restricting pre-trial detention in the state earlier this year. She said lawmakers need to focus more on providing resources to young men likely to commit carjackings as a potential deterrence, according to CBS 2.

Lightford’s office did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Reload, asking whether the senator had changed her view on concealed carry in light of the incident.

It is a dangerous world out there, especially in Chicago, despite this politicians insist on creating criminals out of everyday citizens who would seek to defend themselves from danger. It is very unfortunate that this woman was almost carjacked, but thankfully her husband was able to prevent anyone from getting seriously injured. The saddest part about this story is that this same politician who was defended by a firearm will likely continue to try to deny others this ability.

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chei
chei
7 months ago

could not have happened to a better person

Steve
Steve
7 months ago

She is rabidly anti-gun and her husband has a CC permit and carries? WTF?

pizzaman7
pizzaman7
7 months ago

guns for me but not for thee !

Arjay
Arjay
7 months ago

She will not change her “mind” as she has no “mind” to change. Rabid gun grabbers have no logic to see their hypocrisy! Her husband has a carry permit to protect a rabid gun grabber?!?!

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