Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Midwest Concealed Carry Legislation

The intent of WIILSHOOT is to stay out of most things political, but there are just some issues that remaining silent on doesn't make sense. Concealed Carry is one of those issue - I promise I won't dwell on it too long here as there are other resources to turn to, such as ISRA, NRA, GOA, etc...

The big news, of course, is that Wisconsin is about to pass a comprehensive concealed carry law. It is about time! Congrats to our Wisconsin neighbors - I know I'll feel safer as I get cheese curds!

So, that leaves Illinois as the only state without any sort of concealed carry law/proposal. We tried our hardest this year, only to have our votes falter when we didn't get the needed 71 votes...

Well, it appears that tonight is the night you might want to vocalize some of your discontent - from ISRA:


As most of you readers know, Concealed Carry failed by just a few votes in the House this spring. Many of the “NO” votes were the result of arm-twisting by the Daley-Emanuel Gun Grabbing Machine.

One of the state representatives who voted “NO” on Concealed Carry is having a town hall meeting this Wednesday night. He has invited the public to come to the town hall to express their ideas to him for next session.

Regardless of where you live, this is your opportunity to inform an anti-gun legislator of your disappointment that Concealed Carry failed to pass. Again, even though you may not live in this legislator’s district, your appearance at his town hall to object to his “NO” vote on concealed carry will send a message to all the other representatives who voted “NO.” That message is, “We will not be quiet on this issue – we will not rest until the law-abiding citizens of Illinois are allowed to protect themselves and their families from violent thugs.”

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO HELP PASS CONCEALED CARRY DURING THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION:

1. Attend Rep. Keith Farnham’s town hall meeting and let the Representative know you are unhappy with his “NO” vote on Concealed Carry.

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

3. Please send this alert along to your friends and family, tell them to attend too.

HERE IS INFORMATION ON THE TOWN HALL – READ IT CAREFULLY AND PLEASE ATTEND:

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting – open to the public

WHO: Rep. Keith Farnham (voted “NO” on Concealed Carry)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 7:00 PM

WHERE: Carpentersville Village Hall, 1200 L.W. Besinger Drive , Carpentersville, IL