Rep. Holly Rehder made the comparison in an email to constituents last week. She issued a statement Monday apologizing to anyone who was “truly offended.”
“Your comment was completely insensitive to those families throughout our state who have been forever altered by this horrific event in world history”
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis has drawn a link between history and more modern events such as the killing of James Bird.
Arthur Jones, an insurance salesman from Lyons, Ill., is running as a Republican in the primary for the state’s 3rd congressional district.
Guns Save Life uses a gold Star of David to compare the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust with that of Illinois gun owners.
Senator objects to Holocaust use in permit battle