ICarry.org & Expanded Gun Rights On The Move
Rockford, IL –-(AmmoLand.com)- Gun ownership is increasing at an unheard of rate in the US this year.
The largest contributing factor to this is the fear that the Obama administration will attempt to pass new sweeping legislation that would ban certain types of guns based on their cosmetic appearances, like the so-called Assault Weapons ban that expired in 2004.
With 48 states having adopted concealed carry legislation, and the vast majority of those – 40 – have what is referred to as shall-issue licensing, meaning anyone who qualifies for a license or permit MUST be issued one. 8 states still have discretionary or more accurately discriminatory issue, it's easy to see where this trend is headed.
The Supreme Court has ruled that individuals DO have the right to own and carry (keep and bear) arms for self-defense and other uses. The Supreme Court is also set to rule next year on whether or not, or to what extent, states can restrict this right. If the highest court follows the intentions of the founders of this country, “that every man be armed,” then we should see even more drastic reduction of the approx. 30,000+ gun laws on the books that have been completely ineffective at reducing crime, since criminals readily ignore the laws and illegally obtain and use guns in crimes regardless.
Truth is finally prevailing, and the right to protect yourself and your family is on a major comeback! With minimal training and practice, the average person can protect themselves very effectively. It's time for all of us to step up to the plate and take advantage of this trend. There's simply no need to let gun control get you down anymore!!!
A lot is happening at ICarry.org. After a short leave due to my personal obligations, I have now been able to dedicate myself to this cause full time. By using the Internet, our website, and these simple newsletters in addition to other marketing, we've been able to come a long way in a short time. I'm very thankful to the volunteers who have been helping with these tasks, and to the many people who have stepped up to help support what we're doing with donations.
Right now we're getting our store running. In the next week it should be fully functional, and we will have a lot of neat things to offer. The store will also help us bring in the revenue needed to keep going! By popular demand, high-quality car window stickers are being printed. These stickers will look fantastic, last a lifetime, and they're easily removable and re-stickable without leaving any residue. It took some work, but I found the best ones I could, and you'll see them start popping up on cars everywhere very soon.
We've also partnered with Gun Owners of America to help defend the right to keep and bear arms in a no-compromise fashion on the state and federal level. Larry Pratt, the executive director of GOA, put it this way: “Illinois [and Wisconsin] has needed a take-no-prisoners group to defend the right to keep and bear arms. ICarry.org is that group.” We're thankful for the kind words and look forward to working together to see that no new restrictions are placed on the ownership of firearms and remove as many of the unneeded current restrictions as possible.
We are also making really cool distributable business cards that everyone can use to raise awareness of the right-to-carry in Illinois and Wisconsin! Our survey showed that you wanted these, so we are putting out! These will be available as inexpensively as possible on our store in the next week or two just like the window decals.
Other than that, we're working diligently to bring some nice new firearms for our One Gun a Month Giveaway. This month, November 09, Armalite, Inc. based right here in Geneseo, Illinois, has been gracious enough to partially sponsor one of their nice AR 24-15C pistols. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out on the homepage of ICarry.org. For December, we have been given a full sponsorship by one of the largest pistol manufacturers in the world. I'll announce that after this month's drawing 😀
We have a lot going on right now, and as busy and hectic as it is, it's also very exciting. A good friend of mine has agreed to help out with the workload on a part time basis. I'm very excited to have her on board, as she's very talented and will be a huge help!
I was trying to find an interesting and entertaining story for this newsletter. I need to get it out so time is running out. I have started a thread in our forum for members to post their fun/interesting/entertaining personal stories (or stories of someone they know personally). It doesn't have to be gun related, but it can be! This should be a fun thing, so check it out here and see who's posted or better yet throw your own in there!!
Thanks for reading our newsletters and staying informed. Campaign-wise there isn't much going on right now, so we get to focus on what we're doing and how local businesses and politicians are supporting the cause. We appreciate your support and ALWAYS value your input. If you have questions, ideas, suggestions, criticisms, whatever, please let me know. Send me an email personally by replying to this newsletter. I'll read it, reply, and do something about it as well!
Thanks again to all of you who have supported us with donations to keep us going. We are getting more corporate sponsors and will be more self-sufficient as time goes on, but right now is a very critical time for us. We have a lot of expenses, a lot of bills, lots of advertising and other costs. If you haven't donated yet, please consider giving what you can. It all goes directly to the fight for right-to-carry in Illinois and Wisconsin. We don't have any salaries 🙂
It took some real work, but I got this cool donation meter going. See it here (it's on the left side of the page):
We're trying to raise $2,700 this month to cover costs and have some money to work with. When you donate, the meter will update in a few seconds. If you login, you can also show your support by having your ICarry username show up if you want, or you can keep it private. Let's see how much we can raise this month and try to go past our goal!
For every $10 you donate we will automatically enter you into this month's drawing for the Armalite another time again. There's no limit to entries!
Stay in the fight, and so will we! Take care.Sincerely yours, Shaun Kranish Founder, ICarry.org [email protected] ICarry.org
1817 18th Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104, USA
ICarry.org, a website devoted to to bringing concealed carry to Illinois and Wisconsin – the only two states without it.