papa, on 26 June 2010 - 10:02 PM, said:
Had a very good turn out. I will let others tell the details. Great speakers also.
Gosh darn it - you were gone by the time I got off the stage and I didn't get to talk to you!!!!!!!
But it was great to look out in the crowd and see you there!
I thought the turnout was terrific - someone estimated around 300+ in attendance.
Supportive enthusiastic crowd ready to do whatever needs done to Right to Carry in IL.
Speakers were Teresa Pyle former law enforcement, MikeW of the ISRA, Rep. David Reis, Sheriff of Clay County, a delightful group of young FFA students who presented the Right to Carry debate speech the took to state competition earlier this year, Attorney Rodney Holmes, and IllinoisCarry spokesperson Valinda Rowe.
It is very moving to stand among so many patriots and supporters of the Second Amendment!
I saw soooo many women and families there tonight - wonderful!
We will succeed in this effort, I could see the determination on all those faces . . .
"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." --Samuel Adams