The Second Amendment Freedom Rally will be held in Chicago on Friday, July 11, 2008. Gun-owners and others who believe in and support the Second Amendment will gather at 11:00AM at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, in the Chicago Loop.
This rally is organized by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and IllinoisCarry.com. Back in April the ISRA hosted IGOLD - Illinois Gun Owners Lobbying Day - in Springfield, and an estimated 2,000+ gun owners, including yours truly, trekked to Springfield for the day.
Whether you own a gun or would carry a concealed weapon (if Illinois law were changed), it is critical to support the right to own one. As it is now, the criminals have guns and carry them.
Law-abiding citizens, if they carry a concealed weapon for their own protection, are criminalized under Illinois law. Illinois and Wisconsin are the only two states that forbid law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon.
The City of Chicago? Look at the murder rate! Look at the drive-by shootings. Mayor Daley leads the charge to prevent law-abiding citizens from even owning handguns. Of course, he has bodyguards, doesn't he? What do they carry? Guns! And good ones!
Think you are safe in McHenry County? In Woodstock? Think again. Once again, the criminals are carrying concealed weapons. But you and I? If we do, then we become criminals.
Show your support by attending and participating in this rally. This rally is not about concealed carry. It's about the Second Amendment and your Constitutional right, which has been taken away from Chicago residents. For your own copy of the flyer and to print copies to pass out, go to www.illinoiscarry.com
Catch the Metra at the Woodstock station at 7:48AM and enjoy the ride! You'll get to the Loop in plenty of time for the short walk to the James R. Thompson Center at West Randolph and North Clark Streets.
© 2008 GUS PHILPOTT
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