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#1 Molly B.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:48 PM


Right to Carry Town Hall Meeting
Wed. Feb. 22, 2012
7:00 pm to 9 pm



Giovanni's
610 North Bell School Road
Rockford, IL

sponsored by IllinoisCarry.com
and KAP GUNS!


Help get the word out by printing fliers and posting them all over the Winnebago County area. Please let us know where you post them so we know what areas are covered.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:19 PM

What good does this do unless there is media or legislator coverage? If we are just meeting together who will know about it? Maybe you should invite Gov. Quinn, or Speaker Madigan, or Attorney General Madigan.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

What good does this do unless there is media or legislator coverage? If we are just meeting together who will know about it? Maybe you should invite Gov. Quinn, or Speaker Madigan, or Attorney General Madigan.


The purpose of town halls is to educate those that might have reservations or questions about RTC by law abiding people as well as build support amongst the general public. Media coverage would be great and I'm sure that the organizer have/will inform the local media. Not sure if local legislators will be attending, but I'll bet they have been invited.

Maybe YOU should invite Quinn and the Madigan Father/Daughter tag team.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

What good does this do unless there is media or legislator coverage? If we are just meeting together who will know about it? Maybe you should invite Gov. Quinn, or Speaker Madigan, or Attorney General Madigan.



I don't know about this one but there have been several RTC town halls where we have had reps, senators, sheriffs and others in attendance and in a lot of cases they did get media coverage.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:35 PM

What good does this do unless there is media or legislator coverage? If we are just meeting together who will know about it? Maybe you should invite Gov. Quinn, or Speaker Madigan, or Attorney General Madigan.

Two years ago all the major TV stations in the area were there, as well as newspaper, and we did pre-rally interviews on the major radio stations. All the legislators will be invited, especially Rep. Jefferson from that district who voted no on the carry bill last May.

Quinn and the Madigans are not coming to a town hall meeting. The women of IGOLD have tried ever since Quinn has been in office to just get him to come to his door and speak with us. The man wishes for Mary Shepard to continue to be helpless and defenseless while he has armed security. He is now irrelevant to our fight. We have to go around and over him.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:24 PM


What good does this do unless there is media or legislator coverage? If we are just meeting together who will know about it? Maybe you should invite Gov. Quinn, or Speaker Madigan, or Attorney General Madigan.

Two years ago all the major TV stations in the area were there, as well as newspaper, and we did pre-rally interviews on the major radio stations. All the legislators will be invited, especially Rep. Jefferson from that district who voted no on the carry bill last May.

Quinn and the Madigans are not coming to a town hall meeting. The women of IGOLD have tried ever since Quinn has been in office to just get him to come to his door and speak with us. The man wishes for Mary Shepard to continue to be helpless and defenseless while he has armed security. He is now irrelevant to our fight. We have to go around and over him.


I agree Molly B. The Governor must be overridden. Like we did One Term Bob Holden in Missouri! The year was 2003!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:14 AM

I work at the Rockford Register Star Im gonna have to talk to some of the reporters about covering this event. Jefferson won't get anymore votes from me.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:08 PM

I work at the Rockford Register Star Im gonna have to talk to some of the reporters about covering this event. Jefferson won't get anymore votes from me.

We need a team of volunteers who will print out fliers and post them all over the area including Rockford, Machesney Park, Owen Center, North Park, Loves Park, Westmorland, Rockton, and South Beloit.

We think an extra special effort should be made to get the word out in areas of Rockford that are hardest hit
by crime.

We also need web links to all the radio, TV, and newspapers in all those areas. Are there any community
newspapers in those areas hard hit by rising crime?
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:34 PM


I work at the Rockford Register Star Im gonna have to talk to some of the reporters about covering this event. Jefferson won't get anymore votes from me.

We need a team of volunteers who will print out fliers and post them all over the area including Rockford, Machesney Park, Owen Center, North Park, Loves Park, Westmorland, Rockton, and South Beloit.

We think an extra special effort should be made to get the word out in areas of Rockford that are hardest hit
by crime.

We also need web links to all the radio, TV, and newspapers in all those areas. Are there any community
newspapers in those areas
hard hit by rising crime?


Molly, the Rockford Register Star is THE most widely circulated newspaper in the surrounding communities you named and beyond. If 'The 45 King' can help us get some coverage and perhaps be a liaison - THAT would be AWESOME!!
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda,
they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

We also need web links to all the radio, TV, and newspapers in all those areas. Are there any community
newspapers in those areas hard hit by rising crime?



Newspaper


The Rockford Register Star --------------- www.rrstar.com/

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Television Stations


13 WREX NBC ID: "WREX 13 NBC"

City: Rockford, IL
Owner: Quincy Newspapers
Web Site: http://www.wrex.com/
Station Info: Digital Full-Power

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17 WTVO ABC

City: Rockford, IL
Owner: Mission Broadcasting
Web Site: http://www.wtvo.com/
Station Info: Digital Full-Power

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23 WIFR CBS

City: Rockford, IL
Owner: Gray Television
Web Site: http://www.wifr.com/
Station Info: Digital Full-Power

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39 WQRF FOX ID: "FOX 39"

City: Rockford, IL
Owner: Nexstar
Web Site: http://www.fox39.com/
Station Info: Digital Full-Power

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Radio Stations

http://www.rockfordlink.com/radio.htm



"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes,
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they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:34 PM

Front and center of the facebook pages of the members in that area might be helpful with an encouraging word to share the information. Plenty of time for it to spread.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:08 AM

Molly, the Rockford Register Star is THE most widely circulated newspaper in the surrounding communities you named and beyond. If 'The 45 King' can help us get some coverage and perhaps be a liaison - THAT would be AWESOME!!

Thanks Buzz! We will definitely get word to the Star. But I also want to get it to any small local papers in the area, if
there are any.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:01 AM

I work in the Pressroom of the newspaper so I print the paper every night. I have to see who can help us out. I sent an email of the event to someone I know at Channel 17 hope she can cover the story. Need to find Chuck Jeffersons info to invite him. He voted no to ccw so I'm done voting for him.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:03 AM

I just posted the event on my wall on Facebook. I think I'm gonna make it event so I can invite people to see who is going to come.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

Invited - Sen. Syverson and Sen. Christine Johnson, Reps. Sosnowski and Jefferson.

Also invited: Winnebago Co. Sheriff Meyer and States Attorney Joe Bruscato, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, Machesney Park Mayor Tom Stricklan, Rockton and Belvidere mayors.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:16 PM


What good does this do unless there is media or legislator coverage? If we are just meeting together who will know about it? Maybe you should invite Gov. Quinn, or Speaker Madigan, or Attorney General Madigan.


The purpose of town halls is to educate those that might have reservations or questions about RTC by law abiding people as well as build support amongst the general public. Media coverage would be great and I'm sure that the organizer have/will inform the local media. Not sure if local legislators will be attending, but I'll bet they have been invited.

Maybe YOU should invite Quinn and the Madigan Father/Daughter tag team.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:10 AM


I work at the Rockford Register Star Im gonna have to talk to some of the reporters about covering this event. Jefferson won't get anymore votes from me.

We need a team of volunteers who will print out fliers and post them all over the area including Rockford, Machesney Park, Owen Center, North Park, Loves Park, Westmorland, Rockton, and South Beloit.

We think an extra special effort should be made to get the word out in areas of Rockford that are hardest hit
by crime.

We also need web links to all the radio, TV, and newspapers in all those areas. Are there any community
newspapers in those areas hard hit by rising crime?


Molly,

There is another small community newspaper called the Rock River Times. http://rockrivertimes.com/ This is widely circulated and "free" and I pretty much see these things all over the place in businesses, restaurants, banks, etc. Just not sure if the owner is Pro 2A as I do not read the paper. (Or any of them for that matter)

Also, I can probably help post filers in the Rockton, S. Beloit area since it's close to home. I would like to however suggest a few small changes to the flyer and get your thoughts?

49 states have concealed carry provisions for law abiding citizens which recognize the right to carry a defensive firearm for personal and family protection.

I think the above additions would be beneficial. Wording is very important when dealing with these types of sensitive issues. (Reflecting on the Winnebago County ballot question back in 2010 and how POORLY it was worded)

Your thoughts?
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

Molly,

There is another small community newspaper called the Rock River Times. http://rockrivertimes.com/ This is widely circulated and "free" and I pretty much see these things all over the place in businesses, restaurants, banks, etc. Just not sure if the owner is Pro 2A as I do not read the paper. (Or any of them for that matter)

Also, I can probably help post filers in the Rockton, S. Beloit area since it's close to home. I would like to however suggest a few small changes to the flyer and get your thoughts?

49 states have concealed carry provisions for law abiding citizens which recognize the right to carry a defensive firearm for personal and family protection.

I think the above additions would be beneficial. Wording is very important when dealing with these types of sensitive issues. (Reflecting on the Winnebago County ballot question back in 2010 and how POORLY it was worded)

Your thoughts?
Gooch


I'm not Molly, but I agree Gooch. With the negative mindset of most Illinoisians as a result of years of anti gun propaganda, we've got to make it crystal clear that we're talking about lawful carry, not "gangbanger carry". Gotta avoid getting too wordy on the flyers, or people won't read them, but your additions look fine!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:13 AM

I made it an event on my Facebook page and invited 130 people I said to put the word out everyone is welcome.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:47 PM

I would like to however suggest a few small changes to the flyer and get your thoughts?

49 states have concealed carry provisions for law abiding citizens which recognize the right to carry a defensive firearm for personal and family protection.

I think the above additions would be beneficial. Wording is very important when dealing with these types of sensitive issues. (Reflecting on the Winnebago County ballot question back in 2010 and how POORLY it was worded)

Your thoughts?
Gooch

Good suggestions and changes have been added to the flier!
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

is there going to be a video of this town hall meeting so we can watch it?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:43 PM

is there going to be a video of this town hall meeting so we can watch it?

Don't know. Not usually.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:02 PM

did they have a good turn out for our side? does any one have a up date on this meeting?

Edited by colt-45, 22 January 2012 - 10:03 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

did they have a good turn out for our side? does any one have a up date on this meeting?



It's FEBRUARY 22!!
Are you a member of the ISRA?? If not, why not?? Join over 18,000 other Illinois gun owners in the fight for your rights!!!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:53 PM


did they have a good turn out for our side? does any one have a up date on this meeting?



It's FEBRUARY 22!!


i got a little over excited about it. but yea sorry for the fix up. i'll save it for Feb.22

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

I posted Townhall Meeting flier at Gander Mountain in Rockford. Also posted the IGOLD flier for the march in Springfield.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

Molly Please do not forget to add it was co-sponsored by KAP Guns!! I can use all the publicity I can get opening the new store & range. So if the reporters see I am co-sponsoring it they will call me to interview rather than Forest city firearms, or Bullet Stop!!! They do not deserve the publicity for this event I do!!!!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:46 AM

On another note I had a certain public official call me last week to see if he should be involved with this meeting. He got a call from Valinda and was wondering if he should do it or if it was one of the fringe groups out there. I told him YES!!! Then I told him I would have been the one making all the calls & stuff but I am too busy working on the shop to do anything!!!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:49 AM

I made it an event on my Facebook page and invited 130 people I said to put the word out everyone is welcome.


How about a link to the event so I can post it too!!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:50 PM

Any suggestions on how we can get the word to the residents of southwest Rockford about this meeting? Has
anyone posted fliers in that part of town?
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