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Urgent message from the ISRA (IL State Rifle Assoc)

FL180FL180 MemberPosts: 58 Member
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URGENT ALERT – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

YOUR ACTION REQUIRED


For the past 6 months or so, law-abiding gun owners like you have been the targets of an intense campaign of vilification, slander and misrepresentation from the likes of Obama, Biden, Bloomberg, Simon and Quinn. The gun grabbers have blamed you for mass murders, terrorist attacks on movie theaters and malls, and even the bombing of the Boston Marathon.

And now, the anti-gunners are trying to hijack concealed carry legislation and transform it into a massive gun control scheme that will result in the banning and confiscation of most of the guns you own. Wait, but that’s not all. . . the gun-haters’ plan for concealed carry also includes licensing, registration and the surrender of your privacy – whether you apply for a permit or not.

As a law-abiding gun owner you should be sick and tired of all this nonsense. It’s time for all of you to stand up and declare, “. . .enough is enough!” It’s time to confront the gun grabbers and force them to stand down from their attacks on your constitutional rights.

You will have several opportunities this week to go and snatch your rights back from those who would toss your guns into the furnace if they had a chance. Several suburbs are considering bans on semiautomatic target rifles, pistols and shotguns. If passed, these local ordinances will spread like a cancer. No matter where you live, you have a vested interest in what happens in the board rooms of these city and village councils. Here is a listing of meetings where local gun-grabs will be debated this week:

1. Highland Park, IL. 1707 St. John’s Avenue, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:30 PM (be there by 6:30 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

2. Evanston, IL. City Hall, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:15 PM (be there by 6:30 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

3. Melrose Park, IL. Police Station, One North Broadway, Monday, June 24, 2013, 6:00 PM (be there by 5:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

4. St. Charles, IL. City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main Street, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:00 PM (be there by 6:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

5. Park Ridge, IL. City Hall, 505 Butler Place, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:00 PM (be there by 6:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

6. Berwyn, IL. City Hall, 6700 26th Street, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8:00 PM (be there by 7:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO SAVE YOUR GUNS

1. No matter where you live, you should plan on attending the closest meeting to you. Be prepared to bring a friend or two. Wear iGOLD hats and t-shirts. If you see members of the media, approach them and tell them that you are a law-abiding gun owner who is sick and tired of having others carelessly work to destroy your rights.

2. Take careful notes of what happens during the meeting. Take notes of who you talk to, what the topic of the discussion was, and note what is told to you by the other person.

3. Pass this alert on to your friends and family – ask them to attend as well.

4. Please post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards and blogs to which you may belong.

IN CLOSING:

It’s time to launch a major counteroffensive against the gun control movement. This is the week to do it. Please plan on attending one of these meetings.

Remember, Gun Control is a disease – you’re the cure.

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,203 Senior Member
    The folks in MN did this last session and things went well, motivate the troops and show up, good luck.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • FL180FL180 Member Posts: 58 Member
    The ISRA is doing a good job of notifying all of its members about these meetings so that we can go to as many of them as possible to voice our opinion on the ridiculousness of these bans.

    Unfortunately, all this is happening in communities that for decades never even considered an "assault weapon" ban until now because of HB183 which is the bill allowing concealed carry in Illinois. The Chicago liberals made sure to include a provision in the bill that gave communities a 10 day window of opportunity to pass any kind of "assault weapon" ban after the bill was signed by the Governor. After that 10 day window closed, it would be impossiible to pass any new "assault weapon" bans. So what did the AG Lisa Madigan do? Asked for and recieved a 30 day extension on the June 9th deadline the court imposed to have a concealed carry law (essentially making the 10 day window a 40 day window). Now Governor Quinn is refusing to do anything with the bill until the last minute as a delay tactic. He will probably either veto the bill outright or make an amendatory veto. Either way, the bill will have to go back to the House and Senate to be overridden and passed anyway (the bill was passed with a veto proof super majority vote), but they are in recess until the fall session so that 40 day window is now several months long. They are simply stalling and delaying the inevitable. All the while Lt. Governor Sheila Simon goes around encouraging communities to pass these "assault weapon" bans now or forever hold their peace while this window is still open.

    Absolutely rediculous, asinine, maddening and childish. Every one of these politicians needs to be voted out of office immediately!

    If you are near any of hese meetings, please show up and voice your opinion on opposing these "assault weapons" bans. Bring a friend or family member with you and please be respectful and courteous.
  • FL180FL180 Member Posts: 58 Member
    UPDATE......


    UPDATE





    UPDATED ALERT – Eight meetings with gun bans on the agenda for Monday, June 24, Two for Tuesday, June 25!

    SPECIAL NOTICE - Highland Park - Anti-gunners to pressure the board


    Full Council Meetings:
    June 24
    Highland Park
    Evanston
    Melrose Park
    Marengo
    Park Forest
    June 25
    Berwyn
    Hainesville

    These towns above are all considering new local ordinances at their next council meeting on Monday or Tuesday. The agenda for Park Forest does not indicate a gun ban on the agenda, however ISRA was alerted to one.

    Committee Meetings:
    June 24
    St. Charles
    Park Ridge
    West Chicago

    These towns above are discussing new local ordinances at committee meetings on Monday.

    It is important that gun owners be there at these meetings to voice their opposition by addressing the board. No matter where you live, you should plan on attending the closest meeting to you. Bring a friend or two. Wear your IGOLD hats and t-shirts. If you see members of the media, approach them and tell them that you are a law-abiding gun owner who is sick and tired of having others carelessly work to destroy your rights. Be sure to arrive early to ensure that you gain entrance to the meeting.

    Special Note - Highland Park: The Highland Park meeting is now higher profile, and is expected to be packed with anti-gun zealots sent by the 10th Congressional District Democrats, an organization long dedicated to removing your right to keep and bear arms. Please attend this meeting if you can. Get there at least 1 hour early, please.

    Veterans: Are you a veteran of our armed forces? Your oath and your prior service to our country gives you a unique vantage point to speak from. Please attend these meetings and provide feedback to the local officials.

    Please be aware of what's going on in your community. If your town was not listed here, please contact your local city government and inquire about the next council meeting and the latest agenda. If you hear of more local attempts to pass an "Assault Weapon Ban" in another community, please contact the ISRA office at 815-635-3198 or send an email to the ISRA Hotline ([email protected]) and pass along the info. Alert members have helped ISRA to keep you informed

    For status of previous meetings, other meeting times, talking points against semi-auto bans, copies of proposed ordinances, links to other resources; please visit Attempts at municipal Semi-auto bans associated with deadline of CCW legislation .

    Please forward this alert to your mailing list and post it on your favorite forum.


    What: Highland Park City Council Meeting - Agenda - Proposed Ban (docx)
    Where: City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Avenue
    When: Monday, June 24, 7:30 pm

    What: Evanston City Council Meeting - Agenda
    Where: City Hall, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston
    When: Monday, June 24, 7:15 pm

    What: Melrose Park Village Board Meeting - Photo of Agenda
    Where: Police Station, One North Broadway
    When: Monday, June 24, 6:00 pm

    What: St Charles Govt Services Committee Meeting - Agenda (5b) - Slides
    Where: Council Chambers, 2 E Main St.
    When: Monday, June 24, 7:00 pm

    What: Park Ridge Meeting - Committee of the Whole - Agenda (V.b.1) - Memo
    Where: City Hall, 505 Butler Place
    When: Monday, June 24, 7:00 pm

    What: Park Forest Village Board Meeting - Agenda (AWB Not specified)
    Where: 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest
    When: Monday, June 24, 7:00 pm

    What: Marengo City Council Meeting - Agenda (PDF) 7a
    Where: 132 E. Prairie St
    When: Monday, June 24, 7:00 pm

    What: West Chicago Public Affairs Committee Meeting - Agenda (5a)
    Where: Committee Room (A), 475 Main Street, West Chicago
    When: Monday, June 24, 7:00 pm

    What: Berwyn City Council Meeting - Agenda
    Where: City Hall, 6700 26th Street
    When: Tuesday, June 25, 8:00 pm

    What: Hainesville Village Board Meeting - Agenda
    Where: Village Hall, 100 N. Hainesville Rd
    When: Tuesday, June 25, 8:00 pm
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