Thousands Expected to Demonstrate Against Gun Control on Wednesday, April 6th

IGOLD : Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day
IGOLD : Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day
Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Springfield, IL -(AmmoLand.com)- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

Thousands of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners will converge on the state capitol on Wednesday, April 6th to remind the General Assembly that concern for gun rights remains high across the state.

Wednesday's event, widely known as the Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (iGOLD), will kick off with a rally at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center at 10:30 followed by a march to the Lincoln Steps where the group will be addressed by legislative leaders. From there, gun owners will enter the Capitol building to meet with their respective State Senators and State Representatives. The topic of the discussion will be, of course, gun rights.

“These are interesting times for the United States, and Illinois,” commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. “Nationwide, interest in firearms is skyrocketing – primarily out of the public's fear about crime and terrorism. Here in Illinois, first time FOID card applications are being filed at a record pace and the monthly tallies of firearm purchase background checks are setting records of their own.”

“Firearm instructors are swamped with requests for training. Shooting ranges are packed not only on weekends, but during lunch hour and after work as well,” continued Pearson. “We've had a number of new shooting ranges open up in the Chicago area yet the lines of people waiting to shoot continue to grow. Let's face it – firearms and the shooting sports become more and more popular as the months go by. Nevertheless, extremists in the General Assembly continue to call for unacceptable gun control measures designed to hobble the free exercise of our Second Amendment rights.”

“Since 1990, law-abiding gun owners have come to Springfield each spring to advise their Senators and Representatives to stay true to the Constitution and to turn back pointless efforts at gun control,” continued Pearson. “That is why gun owners are coming to Springfield on April 6th and that's why they'll be back next spring and many springs after that. The General Assembly needs to come to grips with the fact that gun ownership is here to stay and that we're here to protect that right no matter how long it takes.”

About Illinois State Rifle Association:

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

For more information, visit: www.isra.org.

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The whole state could turn out and it won’t make no difference. Vote this trash out of office or physically remove them from office !

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Thousands? I guess they do not want it all that bad.

If we removed the 4 cities in the USA with the most gun control laws the crime rate would drop by over 60%.

If we instead took guns away from democrats the gun crime would cease all together.

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If gun control really worked, Chicago would be the safest city in the U.S..

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Chris Rakes

Useful idiots. The big issue is not “GUN control” . GUN control is when you hit what you aim at. Are these people protesting GUN PROHIBITION. That is what the GUN grabbers want. Remember gun control is when you hit your target. GUN PROHIBITION IS WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING