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#1 Molly B.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

Mary stops by IllinoisCarry about once a day or so and I thought some of you might like to leave a message
for her. She probably won't post and will not be able to answer questions or comment about the case
but I thought it might be nice to have a place we can offer our thanks and she could read them first hand.

I'll start!

Mary, I am so sorry about what happened to you. Such a horrible thing should never happen to anyone.
Thank you so much for your willingness and courage to step forward as a plaintiff in the NRA lawsuit to
fight for what you know to be true and right, to fight for others who also cannot protect themselves
under current IL law. I am so proud to know you, my friend!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Molly B.
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

Mary stops by IllinoisCarry about once a day or so and I thought some of you might like to leave a message
for her. She probably won't post and will not be able to answer questions or comment about the case
but I thought it might be nice to have a place we can offer our thanks and she could read them first hand.

I'll start!

Mary, I am so sorry about what happened to you. Such a horrible thing should never happen to anyone.
Thank you so much for your willingness and courage to step forward as a plaintiff in the NRA lawsuit to
fight for what you know to be true and right, to fight for others who also cannot protect themselves
under current IL law. I am so proud to know you, my friend!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Molly B.


I don't think it could be said any better than what Molly did.

Praise the Lord!

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:04 PM

God bless...and...thank you.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:06 PM

Ms. Shepard,

Thank you for your willingness to do this. You faced far more than any one person should ever have to go through in their life, and yet you still have the strength to stand up for what is right by representing all of us who wish to have our rights restored. Thank you for your courage.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:06 PM

Mary

We have never met but I am saddened by your story.
This should never happen to anyone anywhere.
Bless and thank you for stepping up..
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:23 PM

Mrs. Shepard,

Molly said it better than I ever could. I am truly sorry for what you went through, and continue to go through. No one should ever have to deal with that.

I can only hope that what you are doing helps prevent anything like it from happening again.

Thank you!

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:29 PM

I was really upset to hear about what happened to you and I hope that you're finding full recovery and peace. Take solace in knowing that what you are doing may insure that countless women, seniors and others can have hope to prevent what happened to you and that is more than most people on earth can say. You're a real hero.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

I am also sorry about the ordeal you went through but I want you to know that you have a very interested group of people here and across the state who completely support you and the task you are undertaking. We have your back, Mary.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

Mary if there is anything we can do for you just name it.
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If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

Mary, I very much admire your endurance and courage to move on and become a shining light for us all. Thank You.
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

Mary:

My Aunt Leona was with you that day & I am so sorry for both of you. Thank you for your courage to make your story public and help in this battle. Tell my Aunt Leona that her Bethy (Paul Wesley's girl) sends her love to the both of you:!!

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:17 PM

Mary,
Thank you for your courage and the willingness to step forward and support the 2nd Amendment in such a public manner. We are indebted to you.
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:48 PM

Mrs. Shepard ,

I want to thank you for what you are doing.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the other lady who was attacked that day. No one should have to go through that.


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 11:56 PM

Mary,

When my wife and I read your story we were horrified by what you and your lady friend went thru. Our
prayers are with you now as you fight a battle for all of us. We are behind you all the way. You are
doing what we have always taught our kids, which is to fight for what you believe in. May God Bless You
always.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:33 AM

Ms.Shepard, Thank you so much for your willingness to stand up for this worthy cause! I can't begin to imagine the amount of courage it takes to come through an ordeal such as you have. Although i don't know you personally, i gather from what others have written that you are an extraordinary lady! I sincerely appreciate what you are doing to help ALL of us to win back the right to self protection! You are in my family's thoughts and prayers.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:53 AM

Hi Mary,

Thank you so much for having the courage to fight for all of us who want to be able to defend both ourselves and our families. No one should have to experience what you and your friend did. We're in your corner. :clap:

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 06:49 AM

Ms. Sheppard,
You're a hero in my book! I wish my character was as strong as yours. It's tragic that you were assaulted, and that the State of Illinois aided your offender by not allowing you to defend yourself. The fact that you have used this tragedy to fight for your rights and the rights of others in such a public way, speaks to the strength of your character and your resolve to change Illinois. Hopefully with your help, there will be fewer victims in the State of Illinois! All the residents of Illinois owe you a debt of gratitude and appreciation! You will be in my prayers for God to restore your body to function fully and to relieve you of any pain or discomfort or trauma you may be experiencing.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:06 AM

Mary,

Sometimes the most good is acomplished when the horrors of our society are visited upon the strong and courageous. I am so sorry that some of that horror found you that day and thank you for having the strength and courage to turn it into such a positive for our state.

It humbles me to be in the presence of so many great patriots on these boards and you, ma'am, are one of the greatest.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:25 AM

Mary,

Thanks for having the courage to stand up for yourself and for all of us that are at the mercy of the criminals. I know that it's often a difficult thing to do, but remember that we are behind you every step of the way. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:55 AM

Bless you. Jim.
Kristofferson wrote it and Janis sang it "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:02 PM

Mary, I can't image what you and your friend had to endure; thank you for your courage and strength. You truly are my hero...
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:16 PM

Hello Mary!
Thank you for being the voice that represents us on the upcoming court case to restore our rights to self-defense. You are about the same age as my mother, who lives in another midwest state where all law-abiding adult citizens right to self-defense outside of the home is lawful and legal. Your story is so dramatic, it's really hard to find words adequate to express our sorrow at your pain and our gratitude for your help. Every female member of my family is a gun owner, or has a IL FOID card and is pro-gun. You're right that women are more vulnerable. In my family, the women most important to me have suffered attacks by criminals. Several times over the past several decades. Your unique role at this moment in your life sets you apart and makes you a hero to many of us.
From every member of my family, thank you.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:25 PM

Ms. Shephard, I cannot say how disgusted I am over how you were treated by this criminal. I can only hope that you get some satisfaction knowing that you are fighting back to help others. Your fight here will help ensure that others are not kept defensless in the face of criminals in Illinois.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:01 AM

Ms. Shephard, I cannot say how disgusted I am over how you were treated by this criminal. I can only hope that you get some satisfaction knowing that you are fighting back to help others. Your fight here will help ensure that others are not kept defensless in the face of criminals in Illinois.
Thank you,
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:02 AM

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:26 AM

Ms. Shephard,

You are a very brave and courageous Lady. No matter the outcome of the law suit you have made a difference. Bless You.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:46 AM

Thank you, Mary, for having the courage to see this through. Wishing you nothing but the best....

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:51 AM

This makes me think of a song by Kenni Thomas called "Not Me". Part of the lyrics go like this...

Not me, not me, but this world becomes a better place,
when someone stands and leads the way
steps forward, when they'd rather say not me......


Thank you for stepping forward Mary. We love you!
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:14 AM

Mary: Thank you for having the courage and fortitude to take the act committed upon you and use it to help protect others.