Right to Carry Gaining Real Support in Illinois – Especially in Chicago
Illinois –-(Ammoland.com)- The tide is turning in Illinois and the signs are everywhere!
For example, a Chicago legislator and member of the Black Caucus hosts not one but TWO town hall meetings about the right to carry, several leading Chicago newspapers print lengthy articles about the controversial topic, and a TV interview of two individuals who work in the Chicago media reveals they are hearing folks everywhere they go speaking up in support of the Right to Carry.
With Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law going into effect Nov. 1, leaving Illinois the last and only state without such a law, the issue of Right to Carry has been brought into focus like never before. Law abiding citizens are now demanding to know why they should be denied their right to personal protection simply because they live in Illinois.
Rep. La Shawn Ford First Chicago Legislator to Host Own Right to Carry Town Hall Meetings
Chicago Rep.La Shawn Ford was the only legislator to vote “present” on the first Right to Carry bill to be voted on in decades in the Illinois House of Representatives.
That means, he is the only Chicago legislator who did not vote no on the bill. Stating he wanted to hear more from his constituents about the issue, he recently held his own Right to Carry town hall meeting, asking speakers from both sides of the argument to present their views.
The meeting was well attended and Rep. Ford’s comments since the meeting are drawing a lot of attention all across the state. According to articles in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Austin Weekly, Rep. Ford may become the first Chicago legislator to support Right to Carry!
He is hosting an additional town hall meeting in another part of his district. If you live in Rep. Ford’s district and support Right to Carry, do not miss this meeting!! Make sure you voice is heard !
Rep. La Shawn Ford Right to Carry Town Hall Meeting
Wed. Oct 12, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oak Park village hall
123 Madison St.
Oak Park, IL
Rep. Jerry Costello III to Conduct Gun Rights Town Hall Meeting
State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, will host a gun rights meeting –
Tues. Oct. 11 6:30 p.m.
VFW Post 2698
1911 N. Market St.
The goal of the meeting is to update gun owners about efforts to pass concealed-carry legislation in Illinois. Also speaking will be Todd Vandermyde, the National Rifle Association chief lobbyist in Illinois, who will discuss NRA lawsuits to strike down some gun-control and anti-gun laws and statutes.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Costello’s office at 618-443-5757.
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