Chicago, IL—Ted Kozak is a hero on his way to Stateville Prison perhaps as early as Monday to begin serving a prison term for mere possession of two collector’s war relics.
They were two prized sub-machine guns of World War Two that put Kozak in conflict with Illinois law. Illinois has banned the two collector’s items in violation of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Because of the state ban The Federal government will not allow registration of taxable weapons creating a bizarre “Catch 22” problem. That is why Federal gun laws are virtually unenforceable in Illinois. The appellate court process must deal with this at some point.
Sun-times reporters Frank Main and Rummana Hussain really failed to understand this story and misinformed their readers in a huge way on the Kozak story.
The most egregious part of the Sun Times story was this passage, “Posters of Adolf Hitler, a bulletproof vest with a swastika patch, a German helmet and other Nazi items were found in his home, too.” Collectors of war guns also collect the other captured items such as flags, uniforms, medals, personal letters and photographs. American collectors celebrate the victory over National Socialism and it’s despots.
The celebration of WWII through memorabilia by military collectors is to cherish the victory over a vile government and political ideal. Thankfully the good guys won that war.
There are those stupid racists and morons that celebrate Adolph Hitler, but to suggest Ted Kozak is part of that is pure slander and to publish that is libelous.
Ted Kozak never once asked about the race or religion of the men, women and children trapped in burning buildings before he went in and rescued them.
Now that Kozak will be entering a prison system where 90% of the population is African-American the erroneous Sun-Times report has placed him in danger by labeling him as a racist.
The offensive and libelous story can be found here.