Women of IGOLD Deliver Message to Governor's Office – No Right to Carry = No Vote for Pat Quinn
Springfield, Illinois –-(AmmoLand.com)- After entering the Capitol building, the women of IGOLD gathered in the rotunda for an address by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and Rep. Brandon Phelps.
Both legislators believe it is time for Illinois to join the rest of the nation by passing a Right to Carry law.
As has become the annual tradtion at IGOLD, each woman present then delivered a letter to the Governor's office demanding that he support their constitutional right to carry a firearm for personal protection. And once again, in traditional fashion, the Governor was “unavailable” to speak with the women.
However, the Governor's Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison did meet with the women and vowed she would relay the women's message and letters to the Governor.
Women all over the state are encouraged to send their own letter to the Governor which states very clearly that if he does not support a woman's right to self-defense then the women of Illinois will not support him with their vote in the fall election.
The letter is available below and for downloading and printing at IllinoisCarry.com. Print a copy for your female friends and family members, urge them to send a clear message to the Governor!
Gov. Patrick Quinn
214 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Dear Gov. Patrick Quinn,
I was very disappointed to hear of your lack of support for the women of Illinois and their great need to protect themselves and their loved ones against violent crime.
As you know, women are the prime target of violent assault, rape, and murder. Illinois women fall victim to the violation of nearly 4,000 orders of protection every year in Illinois. Thousands more of us are victims of random violent crime every day.
Here in Illinois I am not afforded the same protection women have in every other state in the nation. It is shocking in this day and age that the women of Illinois are relegated to hair combs, nail files, and car keys* with which to defend our very lives while the law-abiding and trained women of nearly 49 other states are licensed to carry a more effective means of self-defense.
Thousands of us have an out of state carry license which provides us the opportunity to protect ourselves and our families when we travel outside the state of Illinois. However, here at home – home where we should be and feel the safest – we are made, by law, to stand defenseless in the face of life-threatening danger.
Your vow to veto a License to Carry law which would provide a lawful means of self-defense for the women of this state is outrageous!! When the women of Illinois desperately need an advocate in the State Capitol, who will stand up for us? Who can we count on?
If you will not stand up for us in our need to protect our very lives – how can we stand up for you as Governor?
NO RIGHT TO CARRY? NO VOTE FOR PAT QUINN!
* Illinois State Police website
The IllinoisCarry forum was started in April 2004. The idea was that Illinois needed a central location to communicate ideas and information regarding 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois. There are many organizations in Illinois working to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. Working with these groups IllinoisCarry has become the central location for information and Action Alerts. IllinoisCarry will not endorse political candidates. We simply provide information so voters can make informed decisions. Our goal is to join the other 48 states that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms. We encourage you to register on our forum and join the fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights in Illinois. Visit www.IllinoisCarry.com