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Congressional candidate for IL-3 and some interesting information on him

Updated: Dec 9, 2019

Meet “Rush” Darwish.

A small-business owner and former broadcaster from Chicago announced he will challenge U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, for his seat in 2020 to represent the Illinois 3rd Congressional District.
In his campaign launch video, Rush Darwish stressed the importance of health care for all, and better economic and educational opportunities for residents.

Ok, Great. A challenger (Democrat) to an establishment Dem. How is he on gun control (bullet points from his site to keep it shorter)?

1. Creating harsher federal sentences for those who buy and sell illegal guns
2. Taking assault rifles, high capacity magazine clips, and other weapons of war completely off our streets
3. Implementing the most thorough and transparent set of federal background checks for those wishing to purchase a firearm

On his site he goes into greater detail about his stances on those, but we are going to focus on #3 (and you’ll see why). Here it is:

Unfortunately, the number of white nationalist groups in the United States, those particularly electrified by Trump’s presidency, surged by almost 50 percent in 2018.  Recent events have demonstrated that inhabitants of the dark web attracted to radical ideologies like anarchy and white nationalism should not be allowed to purchase firearms, and a federal database that takes this into account in its background checks may very well stop the next mass shooting.  Homeland Security should be investing the resources and the manpower to address this rising white nationalist threat that threatens the safety of all Americans.
We are living in a data-rich age and private companies often know more about our internet search history and consumer habits than we do ourselves.  There is no reason big data can’t work towards developing a national background check database that would be a required screening step before any American purchases a firearm.

“Radical ideologies“ should disqualify people from gun ownership and the Department of Homeland Security should investigate these people. Ok, fine. Let’s start with Rush (or his real name, Rashad). Make sure you watch this whole video he published in 2013.

Some screenshots from his video (for those that don’t like clicking and getting the full picture):