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Marilyn Smolenski: From Concealed Carry Clothing to the Capitol


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#1 mauserme

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:13 PM

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Q&A with Marilyn Smolenski: From concealed carry clothing to the Capitol

 

Nickel and Lace founder and CEO Marilyn Smolenski once watched models walk down the runway at concealed carry fashion shows; but now the gun toting mother of two has turned her attention to bigger stages. Smolenski announced she’ll be taking on veteran Democratic Representative Marty Moylan for his seat in the Illinois House of Representatives, serving Illinois’ 55th district.

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Guns.com: How do you intend to protect and preserve gun rights in Illinois? Which gun policies do you look to tackle if elected?

Smolenski: I believe in the Constitution and its Amendments. I believe that everyone has the right to defend themselves and their family. Once in the General Assembly, I plan to join several House Committees. Several of those that I am interested in directly affect our 2A community including the Firearms & Firearms Safety Subcommittee, Police & First Responders and Veteran’s Affairs.

My opponent recently failed to pass HB4107, an overreaching bill that would result in the ban and eventual forfeiture of millions of firearms lawfully owned by Illinois citizens. Should he be successful in passing a similar bill within the next year, I will fight to repeal it.

Guns.com: Why should Illinois gun owners vote for you in 2018?

Smolenski: I promise to not only act with honesty and integrity once elected as State Rep but to make myself open and available to understand constituent’s views and needs.  After all, as a Representative, I will represent the families and businesses of our community. As a proud member of the ISRA, NRA, and USCCA I have always been and will continue to be an advocate for responsible firearms ownership.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:42 PM

She would make a wonderful advocate for us In Springfield.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:24 PM

I'm in, donating to her campaign for sure.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:00 AM

I'm in, donating to her campaign for sure.


I can't vote for her but I can dig in the couch cushions and scrounge up some campaign $ for her.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:26 AM

Already contributed to her campaign.  I'd even be willing to volunteer for it.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:54 PM

 

Smolenski: I believe in the Constitution and its Amendments. I believe that everyone has the right to defend themselves and their family. Once in the General Assembly, I plan to join several House Committees. Several of those that I am interested in directly affect our 2A community including the Firearms & Firearms Safety Subcommittee, Police & First Responders and Veteran’s Affairs.  

 

​Perhaps she does not realize that one does not join the committee, but is assigned to a committee by the Speaker of the House or the Minority Leader of the House depending on the ruling party in the House.  

In general the Speaker determines the number of members of each committee.  Michael Madigan may not agree with her plans.

 

 http://www.ilga.gov/house/100th_House_Rules.pdf 






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