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#61 Drylok

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:44 AM

Holy hammered tongue depressors, what a fantastic turn out! I know how much work it takes putting these town halls together so those of you involved doing the grunt work, THANK YOU for making this happen! We're winning folks keep up the good work!
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
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Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:16 AM

Rather long article in the Rockford Register-Star! Great work, everyone!!

http://www.rrstar.co...ent-in-Rockford


U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger; state Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford; Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato; and Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey each spoke about why they believe concealed carry is a vital tool for Illinois residents to have to protect themselves.

Morrissey, a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which supports gun control initiatives, said he supports concealed carry on a professional level and on a personal level.

“I see every day our challenges for law enforcement,” he said. “The vast majority of crimes committed with guns are not by those with firearm owner’s identification cards.”

On a personal level, the mayor spoke of threats against his life as a citizen and as mayor.

“It’s a very chilling experience and disempowering and a feeling of weakness,” he said.

The latest threat prompted him to seek and receive security protection from the Rockford Police Department.

“I’m in a privileged position to get that protection. What about everybody else?”

Morrissey also said if he learns that MAIG is against concealed carry he would renounce his membership.


Wow. I didn't know that about Morrissey!
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:34 AM

I'll be darned, that's some great coverage. Someone said that God often uses the insignifigant to accomplish the immpossible. For those of you in the trenches, that's who you are and that's precisly what you're doing. I mean in the sense that you're not congressmen, senators or public talking heads. You are regular every day citizens who are fighting the good fight to organize and bring all this together and I think that's what patriots are.
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
-Thomas Jefferson-

Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
-Aaron Lewis-

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:40 AM

Great comments from Winnebago County State's Attorney, he spoke with confidence/not wishy washy in his support at all. Good stuff from Kenny too!
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:43 AM

As always a great job Molly B. and Kenny. :devil: :thumbsup:

You guys are making a difference and the tide is turning.



It is wonderful to see more and more politicians turning out for these.

Logan Square - Rockford - next stop Springfield!


And Kenny, the shop and range are looking great!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

Logan Square - Rockford - next stop Springfield!


Next stop Alsip this Friday night!
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:05 AM




Logan Square - Rockford - next stop Springfield!


Next stop Alsip this Friday night!


Yes, I can make this one!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:19 AM



Next stop Alsip this Friday night!


Yes, I can make this one!

I finally get to meet some of yall...
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

I typically don’t say much on this site but, I Just wanted to say that I attended last night and what a great turn out. The response and enthusiasm was stimulating.

I was impressed with Rep. Kinzinger, and SA Joe Bruscato’s opinions. These are the types of people that will help to change the political climate here in the land of denied right’s.

It was good to see someone put Mayor Morrissey on the spot about his connection to MAIG. I think his explanation was fair.

I introduced myself to Kenny, and let him know I’ve been watching the progress of his shop on line. I hope to visit it soon.

Thank to all who work so hard to progress this forward.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:47 PM

“I believe some form of concealed carry in Illinois is just a matter of time,” Winnebago County Sheriff Dick Meyers said. “It is better to adopt legislation that creates appropriate requirements for both training and possession, with those standards applied uniformly throughout the state.”


That would mean in Chicago too!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:13 PM

I was there last night and what a great turnout we had! It was great to hear from so many officials that support Right to Carry. I knew Syverson, Kinzinger, etc are on our side, but I had no idea that the Rockford officials were supporters as well. It really was a very encouraging event.

Rep. Chuck Jefferson did vote "No" last spring (but I heard he voted "Yes" before changing it to "No"?). I recommend that he hear from as many of us as possible. I sent him an email asking what his position on the issue is, since he didn't provide one last night. Hopefully I get a response.

His email is: staterepchuck67@aol.com
His Rockford Phone is: (815) 987-7433
His Springfield Phone is: (217) 782-3167

Lets make enough noise that he can't ignore us anymore! I would be happy with just a statement from him, even if he doesn't support it. To me, the only thing worse than a representative that votes to oppress our rights is a representative that won't even reply to his constituents.

Edited by 8x57, 23 February 2012 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:27 PM

8x57,
Yes he did switch his vote when he saw it was going to be short and so did 2 others that's why we really were only 3 votes shy not 6.
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks"
-Thomas Jefferson-

Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red, the white, the blue. The other ones got a rattle snake with a simple statement made, don't tread on me, is what it says and I'll take that to my grave
-Aaron Lewis-

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:32 AM

I was there last night and what a great turnout we had! It was great to hear from so many officials that support Right to Carry. I knew Syverson, Kinzinger, etc are on our side, but I had no idea that the Rockford officials were supporters as well. It really was a very encouraging event.

Rep. Chuck Jefferson did vote "No" last spring (but I heard he voted "Yes" before changing it to "No"?). I recommend that he hear from as many of us as possible. I sent him an email asking what his position on the issue is, since he didn't provide one last night. Hopefully I get a response.

His email is: staterepchuck67@aol.com
His Rockford Phone is: (815) 987-7433
His Springfield Phone is: (217) 782-3167

Lets make enough noise that he can't ignore us anymore! I would be happy with just a statement from him, even if he doesn't support it. To me, the only thing worse than a representative that votes to oppress our rights is a representative that won't even reply to his constituents.

I emailed him two weeks ago inviting him to come to the townhall meeting. I guess he hasn't read it yet. It was good to hear all the support we have from Rockford people.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

I was there last night and what a great turnout we had! It was great to hear from so many officials that support Right to Carry. I knew Syverson, Kinzinger, etc are on our side, but I had no idea that the Rockford officials were supporters as well. It really was a very encouraging event.

Rep. Chuck Jefferson did vote "No" last spring (but I heard he voted "Yes" before changing it to "No"?). I recommend that he hear from as many of us as possible. I sent him an email asking what his position on the issue is, since he didn't provide one last night. Hopefully I get a response.

His email is: staterepchuck67@aol.com
His Rockford Phone is: (815) 987-7433
His Springfield Phone is: (217) 782-3167

Lets make enough noise that he can't ignore us anymore! I would be happy with just a statement from him, even if he doesn't support it. To me, the only thing worse than a representative that votes to oppress our rights is a representative that won't even reply to his constituents.


What is his email address?
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Remember the 1991 Luby Cafeteria Massacre of the Unarmed (Kileen, Texas before Texas Concealed Carry) Do we need 23 people to die in a similar incident before we're allowed effective self defense?

Three school masacres have been stopped by civilians with firearms. Two with handguns and the third by a guy with a shotgun. (Pearl, Ms; Appalacian School of Law; Edinboro,Pa)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:29 AM


I was there last night and what a great turnout we had! It was great to hear from so many officials that support Right to Carry. I knew Syverson, Kinzinger, etc are on our side, but I had no idea that the Rockford officials were supporters as well. It really was a very encouraging event.

Rep. Chuck Jefferson did vote "No" last spring (but I heard he voted "Yes" before changing it to "No"?). I recommend that he hear from as many of us as possible. I sent him an email asking what his position on the issue is, since he didn't provide one last night. Hopefully I get a response.

His email is: staterepchuck67@aol.com

His Rockford Phone is: (815) 987-7433
His Springfield Phone is: (217) 782-3167

Lets make enough noise that he can't ignore us anymore! I would be happy with just a statement from him, even if he doesn't support it. To me, the only thing worse than a representative that votes to oppress our rights is a representative that won't even reply to his constituents.


What is his email address?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

Congressman Bobby Schilling had someone there to deliver a statement in support of RTC.


That gentleman was Charles Hartman, a retired Stephenson county judge and a member of the Pine Tree Pistol Club.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

Like a couple others I don't speak nearly as much as I read on this site. But I was there Wednesday and I have to say it was pretty inspiring. I knew we were short last year, but hearing those "public talking heads" state that they are alongside us in the fight for our freedoms was pretty incredible. I unfortunately didn't get to meet anyone or stick around for the question and answer section as I had to pick up my son but I was able to get a couple of those raffle tickets. But to sum this up I wanted to thank everyone who had a part in this as I believe it is meetings like this that will help us in swaying the uninformed to our side.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:59 PM



I was there last night and what a great turnout we had! It was great to hear from so many officials that support Right to Carry. I knew Syverson, Kinzinger, etc are on our side, but I had no idea that the Rockford officials were supporters as well. It really was a very encouraging event.

Rep. Chuck Jefferson did vote "No" last spring (but I heard he voted "Yes" before changing it to "No"?). I recommend that he hear from as many of us as possible. I sent him an email asking what his position on the issue is, since he didn't provide one last night. Hopefully I get a response.

His email is: staterepchuck67@aol.com

His Rockford Phone is: (815) 987-7433
His Springfield Phone is: (217) 782-3167

Lets make enough noise that he can't ignore us anymore! I would be happy with just a statement from him, even if he doesn't support it. To me, the only thing worse than a representative that votes to oppress our rights is a representative that won't even reply to his constituents.

Duh, My eyes aren't what they used to be I guess. If that email address had been a snake it would have bit me.
What is his email address?

:Drunk emoticon: :thumbsup:


Edited by junglebob, 24 February 2012 - 10:03 PM.

Disarming the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them. George Mason

Remember the 1991 Luby Cafeteria Massacre of the Unarmed (Kileen, Texas before Texas Concealed Carry) Do we need 23 people to die in a similar incident before we're allowed effective self defense?

Three school masacres have been stopped by civilians with firearms. Two with handguns and the third by a guy with a shotgun. (Pearl, Ms; Appalacian School of Law; Edinboro,Pa)