In the special election in Illinois to replace Jesse Jackson Jr., Robin Kelly is the candidate of the Chicago Democratic Machine, Michael Bloomberg and Daily Kos.

Despite repeated requests, Kelly still refuses to debate Republican nominee Paul McKinley.

Instead Kelly held her own single-candidate lecture session last night in which she made a truly startling accusation — that concealed carry doesn’t work at stopping violence as proven by the failure of the Aurora movie theater attendees to shoot back at James Holmes (via Rebel Pundit, emphasis added).

… I’m not for conceal and carry, but I know that’s going to happen because Illinois is the only state that does not have it and so the Supreme Court says we have to have it, but I’m hoping that we have the weakest conceal and carry …. One thing I talk about, when you think about the mass shootings that have occurred, like in, I think it was Aurora, Colorado, in the movie.  Now, they have conceal and carry, but nobody pulled out their gun to kill the gentleman that did all the damage that he did, and they could have….”

Was it necessary to rewrite history to place the blame for the murders on the victims — for not pulling out their guns in a movie theater that banned guns?

Is Kelly that ignorant of the circumstances of the shooting, or do the facts not matter because Kelly’s ultimate goal is to ban guns?

Now it’s clear why Kelly is hiding from a debate.

Will The Chicago Tribune and other Chicago media covering for Kelly finally pay attention and call her out not only for her MIA campaign but also her insult and ignorance regarding the Aurora shooting?

The election is April 9.