No, not at the McHenry County Fairgrounds. Not even in Illinois (of course). But at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, Wisconsin. Just a nice morning's 310-mile drive from Woodstock.
The 3rd Annual Open Carry picnic will be held on Sunday, August 21, 12:00-4:00PM. And it's free. (Donations accepted.)
Common-sense gun rules apply. If you go, be sure that you understand the laws for transporting your weapon in Wisconsin and wearing it at the Fairgrounds. Concealed carry does not become effective in Wisconsin until November 1, 2011, and then only by permit.
On its website are the following words of Suzanna Gratia Hupp, author of From Luby's to the Legislature, "How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual…as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded, controlled, supervised, and taken care of."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States.
In 1996 I moved to Woodstock, Illinois, after having lived all over the U.S. It didn't take long to get involved in my lifelong traffic crusade, because I noticed that many drivers, including too many police officers, routinely ignored traffic laws. My traffic crusade led to an appearance on ABC's The View, and two invitations to appear on Court TV followed.
I started my first blog on April 15, 2007, to address perceived problems with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and some local police departments. I have also advocated strongly for disabled students in Woodstock District 200 Special Education.
As a practicing hypnotherapist, I have a unique practice in this area, providing sessions to clients in the comfort of their own homes, rather than in a sterile office setting. I studied and worked with a retired D.O. who had begun using hypnotherapy in her California medical practice in 1950. Often, clients experience past-life events and relate them to current-life situations.
I ran for McHenry County (Ill.) Sheriff in the November 2010 General Election and came in Third with 5% of the vote. That’s the one and only time I’ve ever run for public office.