Being in a ‘Safe’ District Brings Out Gun-Grabber Casten’s True Lack of Character

It’s fair to wonder how much personal knowledge Rep. Casten has amassed in order to come up with his general theory on gun owner endowment.   (Sean Casten for Congress/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -( “Casten calls for ban on assault weapons, stronger gun control laws,” the Daily Herald noted Friday on the race for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District between incumbent Democrat Sean Casten and Republican challenger Jeanne Ives. “With violence on our streets a growing concern for many Americans, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten remains an advocate of stronger gun control laws.”

Who that “violence on the streets” is being committed by is left unexplored. That helps explain how targeting lawful gun owners and relying on constituent ignorance is a “successful” Democrat strategy. That passing such disarmament edicts will have no effect on those depraved enough to murder people is something they don’t talk about because the in-the-tank media won’t ask them.

“We have more guns per capita than any other country in the world,” Casten asserts, as if that’s the meaningful statistic.

“The hunters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia alone would comprise the largest army in the world,” an Outside the Beltway article from 10 years ago showed us. Do you suppose we’d have heard about it if they decided to take to “the streets”? Or for that matter, why don’t we see headlines where the 5-million or so estimated members of the NRA, arguably the most heavily-armed civilian population on the planet, are adding to the urban body count? Just think how many opportunities for passionate confrontations arise every time they hold an annual meeting and 80,000-plus armed members show up representing diverse factions from Fudds to Three Percenters.

In addition to demanding “sentence first — verdict afterwards” edicts and registration-enabling “background check” prior restraints, Casten calls for a ban on “common defense” weapons while misrepresenting the core purpose of the Second Amendment and actually claiming what the Founders wanted was a “standing army,” something Elbridge Gerry, Fifth Vice President of the United States, called “the bane of liberty.”

Challenger Ives, we are told, “voted against several gun-control measures while a state representative, including a red flag law and proposals that: created a 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases; created licensing rules for gun dealers; and sought to create minimum age limits for people buying assault-style weapons [and] sponsored legislation allowing people to carry concealed firearms.”

The problem here is the 6th District, where Casten won his seat by a significant 53.6% to 46.4% margin. A significant reason why is something we’ve seen repeated time and again throughout the Republic:

“In 1995, the suburbs were the center of Illinois’ Republican universe, the bucolic backyards the home of the leaders of the state legislature as they strove to drive an agenda as a political force to be reckoned with for future generations. Now, nearly a quarter-century later, it is the Democrats who have advanced in collar counties that were once the Republican firewall to Chicago’s massive Democratic vote — a confluence of changing demographics…”

We just saw this play out in Virginia. It is the greatest threat to continued legal recognition of the right to keep and bear arms that gun owners face, and yet the one most ignored by national and state “gun rights” groups.

Naturally, Casten is the foreign nationals’ best friend.  Compare that to Ives’ positions.

Looking at the trends in his district and the predictions by the pundits, Casten is feeling unbeatable, and it shows in the haughty and crude way he disparaged gun owners in a Zoom conference call with college students:

“If you are a constitutionalist, unless you’re a member of well-regulated militia, tell me why you need to own a gun, right? Having small genitals is not a sufficient reason to own a gun.”

That insult, known as “Markley’s Law,” is hardly original, but then again, neither is tyranny enabled by citizen disarmament. And note Casten just revealed what he’s all about. He doesn’t think ordinary citizens have “sufficient reason to own a gun” — any gun — which shows the semi-auto ban and other edicts he demands are but incremental steps toward the real goal.

The ignorance, arrogance, and contempt coming from someone aspiring to more political power are telling.  There is still a way gun owners can show Casten how they feel about it, but that means they have to support and spread the word on Jeanne Ives for Congress.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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“We have more guns per capita than any other country in the world”

I know, isn’t that awesome? American’s own nearly half the world’s small arms.


Don’t ya just love it? HOORAH! Too bad we also have more moronic liberal politicians per capita than any other country in the world.


And even better: That 48% of the world’s guns that sit in private hands in the US, is more than all of the world’s militaries…. put together! Militaries own apx. 40%, and the other 12% is scattered in many hands around the world… including terrorists and the black market. This mean if attacked by the entire world, including 100% of our own army… as a people we still have them all outgunned! At least in small arms. OFC they’ll have some force multipiers that we won’t, but they’d be a very visible and temping target, and we would be mostly… Read more »


This DemonRat looks just like Dwaine Tinsley whose claim to fame was as a comic artist who’s work may have alluded to troubling real life events. The “Chester the Molester” cartoon first appeared in Hustler’s pages. The cartoon’s creator, Dwaine B. Tinsley, was arrested. Art, it appeared, had imitated life. His 18-year-old daughter said he had been raping her for years.
He got put in a Cage. He should have received a Brooklyn Roof Ride!

Arizona Don

I have said it before and I will say it again the effects of restrictive gun laws is absolutely plain to those who are willing to “honestly” look. Most of the people who are against the second amendment and guns are either ignorant of facts and history or they just plain ignore them knowing they are the facts (I am not saying they are stupid just that they are ignorant of the facts although they MAY also be stupid). They will not even listen to proven factual reasoning.  Such an attitude can only lead to one place and that place is conflict.   Restrictive… Read more »


Gun control is not now and has never been about crime or criminals. The Left could not give a rat’s behind about crime or criminals. Gun control is all about disarming the citizenry so they cannot represent a threat to the government once the Left creates the dictatorship they have been working toward for well more than half a century. The key word in the term “gun control” is not “gun” – it is “control.”

Arizona Don

Of course I agree. You are more or less confirming exactly what I said. Thank you.


If we hand in our guns to the government either piecemeal or all at once what is going to protect us from the government???

uncle dudley

The state of Illinois has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and this idiot wants more, has he seen where most of the murders are taking place in the land of Lincoln, and the countless shootings everyday, Chicago!
The people who are doing the shooting didn’t go in to a sporting goods store and purchase their weapon of choice and they didn’t have the famous Illinois FOID card in their pocket and most of all they don’t look like the folks in the picture above with the American flags.

WI Patriot

“If you are a constitutionalist, unless you’re a member of well-regulated militia, tell me why you need to own a gun, right? Having small genitals is not a sufficient reason to own a gun.”

What a pathetic POS…typical liberal…


Having a small brain is a sufficient reason to be a Dumbocrat.

Arizona Don

Do you know what a well regulated militia is?

We need to own a gun because all Governments are corrupt and sooner or later this government will become tyrannical (if the so called democrats get back into power you will know what I mean). However, for now under Trump we are safe. He is trying very hard to get the power back in the hands of the people where it belongs constitutionally.

As a matter of fact all civilians are potential militia and once organized well regulated. Without the militia we would not have won the revolutionary war!


I really do have to agree with the man, Having small genitals is not a reason to own a gun. One has nothing to do with the other. The fact that he is so interested in gun owner’s genitals is pretty disturbing.


Carsten needs to be kicked in the balls.

Sorry, I don’t think he has any.


NOT one Democrat, ever again….


Looks like a “peter-puffer” and a pedophile. Sounds like one too.


Funny how they always seem to be the ones against guns. Wonder why that is ? LOL

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And a garbage eating Maggot, too!


Maybe he models himself after quid pro, creepy Joe.
Maybe he has an inspirational poster of quid pro in his man cave.

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a.x. perez

Casten’s desire to castrate men is not sufficient reason to surrender my weapons.


Casten is a perfect example why NO AMERICAN SHOULD EVER TRUST OR VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT. They follow the glued together drunken moron named PIG-LOSI like they are puppets and brain dead.


Look at the picture of Dwaine Tinsley Hustler’s “Chester the Molester” cartoon’s creator, then look at the picture of Democrat Sean Casten. those child rapists look like the same dirtbags.
here is a picture:


even a well educated sixth grader is able to read and understand the meaning of the second amendment. evidentially he is not as smart as a sixth grader. calls for stronger gun control laws and assault weapons bans are strawman arguments. every law-abiding person in America who purchases a firearm has to undergo a NICS check by the FBI, every time they purchase a firearm. if i pick up a rock or 2×4 and beat you with it, is it not a assault weapon? leftists cannot say what they really mean so they use ambiguous words to mislead people. they… Read more »


and both rocks and two by fours are used to kill more peole each year than firearms.

WHERE are the laws to register, restrict, background check, THOSE items?

that’s what I thought.


Casten say some $h!+ like that to a real gun owners face and you’ll be wearing your a$$ for a hat


The whole idea of the video conferencing is to keep the public away from the scumbag politicians and to let the scumbag politicians handlers determine what questions can be asked.

One question they don’t want to hear us,

“Say Mr. Politician, why are you always advocating some sort of an increase in the size, cost, reach and power of government as solutions to our problems???”