Brady Campaign vs Chuck’s Gun Shop

Deconstructing the Brady Campaign’s “Bad Apple” drama

Radical-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger and race baiter Jessie Jackson
Radical-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger and race baiter Jessie Jackson
Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois –-( For a several years the Illinois State Rifle Association ( ISRA ) has been urging its members to support Chuck’s Gun Shop in Riverdale against accusations by Jesse Jackson Sr, Fr. Michael Pfleger, ICHV and the Brady Campaign.

Each time Chuck’s Gun Shop & Pistol Range is targeted, a few members will write to the ISRA and question the strategy of defending this shop?

They keep hearing about it, so doesn’t that mean there must be something wrong?

Let’s Explore The Brady Campaign And Their Accusations Against Chuck’s.

1. The Brady Campaign has an ultimate mission to ban private ownership of firearms.

Their stated purpose and their names have changed several times over the years, but gun banners have one long term goal, and that’s banning your firearms and seeing them confiscated and destroyed. Americans now know that they really do have a right to keep and bear arms, so Brady no longer outwardly talks about their complete ban. No matter what the new catchphrase is, whether it’s “Gun Violence Prevention” or “Gun Safety Advocacy”, Brady has a smoke screen of lies to hide their real agenda. This year, the latest theme they have cooked up is “Bad Apple Dealers.”

2. The Brady Campaign says they have a new “Code of Conduct” for firearms retailers to sign and comply with its terms as part of its latest program.

It’s not a set of best practices in firearms retail sales, it’s a blueprint for harassing lawful retailers and obstructing their operations.

If dealers try to adopt the practices in this bogus “Code of Conduct,” they would go out of business, exactly what Brady wants!

3. If they can force Chuck’s to close, they will have a strategy to use on some other popular gun shop.

Rather than a “Bad Apple“, the Brady Campaign sees low-hanging fruit, and a starting point. From there more gun dealers would be targeted, in an ever widening net. All successful gun shops would eventually be targeted.

4. The Brady Campaign has statistics they use that talk about “crime guns” linked to Chuck’s and other suburban retailers.

a. What’s the “crime gun” the Brady’s talk about? It is a firearm recovered at a crime scene or during a criminal investigation. It might not have been used to threaten, injure or kill anyone. It might have been illegally possessed or might be stolen property. If it was linked to an Illinois firearm retailer, including Chuck’s, the original purchaser possessed an Illinois Firearm Owner’s ID, and passed a recent background check. All laws were followed.

b. The guns recovered in Chicago all come from outside of Chicago. There are no firearms retailers in Chicago, not for decades.

c. Brady likes to say that “20% of the crime guns recovered in Chicago between 2009 and 2013 were originally sold by just four local gun dealers.” As there is no place in Chicago to buy firearms, Chicago residents tend to shop at the few or only nearby suburban dealers.

d. Brady also twists a statistic and says that “more than 85% of gun dealers sell no guns used in crime.” These are the small dealers vilified by the Brady Campaign in past decades as “kitchen table” gun dealers and once used by Brady in a ploy for phony outrage that the USA had more gun dealers than gas stations. Now Brady holds these same dealers in high regard, precisely because they don’t sell very many firearms, and are not thriving businesses.

5. Brady says “Chuck’s was Brady’s first stop on a national campaign to Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers because of its egregious record of supplying guns used in violent crime.
Chuck’s is located near some of the worst neighborhoods in the USA, home to good people that live with the threat of constant gang violence, people that have a protected right to be able to own firearms and defend themselves. Chuck’s has never been found in substantial non-compliance by the ATF, FBI or Illinois State Police. Firearms retailers have no crystal ball or other way to determine the future disposition of firearms legally transferred today.

If you had any doubt before, please join us tomorrow June 6 2015 at Chucks Gun Shop, 14310 S Indiana Ave, Riverdale, IL Arrive early, 9:30 am is recommended.

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners Visit:

Chuck's Gun Shop & Pistol Range
Chuck’s Gun Shop & Pistol Range
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Do some of your own research. Yes, the ATF hasn’t shut them down, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any wrong doing. Why do so many guns that end up used in crimes come from Chuck’s? The owner has not taken any actions to engage with any anti-gun violence organization to find a middle ground to see if there is any way to prevent straw-purchases. If you came there, and listened to some of the speakers you would realize that many ARE gun owners. They shared some stories about Chucks. Here is a story before the Court overruled the… Read more »


Reverand Jessie seems to do nothing but low level gigs anymore… Ooo how far thou hast fallen Reverand, how very far indeed… Jessie I am asking you man to man, sorry for my LMAO while typing this, but does that mean your security detail will be unarmed as well? Will the Black Panthers have to give up their guns too?

Thanx in advance… your friend

does tex read the article?

read the article tex:
The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners Visit:

Illinios State Rifle Association


What is ISRA ?

david carson

Illinois stare rifle association

Tony M

I remember the same march on Chucks in the early 1990’s. Same crew of anti gun degenerates including rev JJ. I purposely went to Chucks and bought some ammo and the people there were so friendly that I also purchased a Mossberg 500 that I still own to this day.


I’m thinking like you. Support Chuck’s by making a purchase. I’m going to see if I can order something online and ship it to California.


One of the only things I miss about Illinois is the ISRA. Especially IGOLD!!