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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:05 PM

Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Prairie Capital Convention Center
Springfield, IL

Featured Speaker - Dr. Suzanna Hupp

Survivor of the Luby Cafeteria Massacre and a key figure in passing concealed carry law in Texas.


IllinoisCarry is one of the co-sponsors of IGOLD and we need your support to make it happen!

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

Great choice on featured speaker. See you there.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

I'll be there.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

Ill be there. This will make #4 for me and glad to take the day off for the cause. Otis Mc Donald was awesome I cant imagine this years speaker wont be.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:14 PM

I'll be there for sure. I hope to meet some of our forum regulars there.

I'm just waiting for pay day to reserve spot on the GAT Guns bus.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:22 AM

I already booked my bus fare and scheduled the day off. I think I've been at all or almost all of the IGOLDs. I remember the first one were about 50-60 of us met in the cafeteria.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:26 AM

We all need to convince our family and friends to join our event this year. With CCW so close to becoming law in Illinois this year is perhaps the most important IGOLD rally ever. Politicians understand numbers. We must overwhelm the anti-CCW legislators by marching 10,000+ to the capital building in Springfield this year. All firearm owners must step up whether you are a rifle, shotgun, or pistol person. This is a battle for our 2nd Amendment rights in Illinois. If you think the anti-gun people want to stop their efforts at just handguns and not go after ALL GUNS you are ignorant of the legislation that has and will be brought up for consideration in both the Illinois and federal levels. They will go after your hunting grounds, magazine capacity, ammunition taxes and many other items that can limit your rights. My suggestion to those of us that truly care and are involved in this fight, is to spread the word to those friends of yours (and I have them too) that love their target pistol or rifle, their 12 guage shotgun they take out pheasant hunting, their $1,000 skeet gun, that just won't get off their hind ends and help support our cause. I'm disappointed at the people who will not even to a simple thing like call their Representative and Senator to inform them to vote yes when HB148 next comes up for a vote. I understand some people just can't get off work for IGOLD, I also know that thousands are expecting the rest of us to fight the battle for them, and I will do that. In talking to people at gun shows in Wheaton and Kane County, I would guess 50% don't even know what IGOLD is. Lack of advertising is our fault. We have to find more and better ways to get the word out. I wear my IGOLD hat and IGOLD sticker as many times as I can when I'm out. I place posters at businesses and make announcements at meetings I attent for the ISRA. I hope we all put in an extra effort this year to increase our attendance. I've expanded my responsibilities for our gun rights this year. Along with being the Chairman of the Friends of NRA chapter in Joliet, and bus captain for the Joliet IGOLD bus, I've also been elected as a Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. This year's IGOLD will be the best, but I want it to be known as the IGOLD that swayed the legislators to vote yes for HB148. Let's show the politicians that we are strong in numbers, we are determined, and we are going to stop untill we get what we want. I enjoy a good fight......but I love a victory!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:52 AM

I already booked my bus fare and scheduled the day off. I think I've been at all or almost all of the IGOLDs. I remember the first one were about 50-60 of us met in the cafeteria.



Wow, that's come a long way. Will be there on Mar 7. Will be 4th for me. :pirate:
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:01 PM


I already booked my bus fare and scheduled the day off. I think I've been at all or almost all of the IGOLDs. I remember the first one were about 50-60 of us met in the cafeteria.



Wow, that's come a long way. Will be there on Mar 7. Will be 4th for me. :pirate:



I can remember those days too. It's when you went through the metal detectors to make sure no one had any pointy sharp items on them and walked 50 yards to the cafeteria where they had 4,000 metal knives, forks and spoons for anyone to load up with. Top security there I tell ya!!
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:35 PM

It's when you went through the metal detectors to make sure no one had any pointy sharp items on them and walked 50 yards to the cafeteria where they had 4,000 metal knives, forks and spoons for anyone to load up with. Top security there I tell ya!!

Totally off-topic: But, just like most places, security there is about making the people “feel safer”, but does very little to actually make them safer. We go through gross indignities and annoyances at an airport. But the naked x-rays and molestations we encounter there would do very little to stop an actual terrorist. There are many ways in which a knowledgeable determined terrorist could bypass security.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:17 PM

That is a great choice of speaker. I also know TWO people,that were in their sixties,that was eating at Luby's when the stupid @&^%$$@# gunman walked in! We still thank god today they made it out with only a few stitches from glass due to diving out of a window Robert broke out with a plate and foot.


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

I just sent in my donation via Paypal and grossed it up 3% to cover the fee Paypal charges.

Please consider doing that if you choose to use Paypal rather than send a check.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:13 AM

Living on the border or Iowa/Illinois I think Im going to take the day off and get a few others from here in the
truck and head on down and support the LAST STATE being held hostage.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:27 AM

Living on the border or Iowa/Illinois I think Im going to take the day off and get a few others from here in the
truck and head on down and support the LAST STATE being held hostage.


What town do you live in? There are buses that leave from the Quad Cities. Are you close to Moline?
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:43 AM


Living on the border or Iowa/Illinois I think Im going to take the day off and get a few others from here in the
truck and head on down and support the LAST STATE being held hostage.


What town do you live in? There are buses that leave from the Quad Cities. Are you close to Moline?

Put in my PTO request, hope the boss comes through for me. Where can I find more info about buses in the QC area? I was thinking of driving down, but the bus sounds more convenient.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:48 AM



Living on the border or Iowa/Illinois I think Im going to take the day off and get a few others from here in the
truck and head on down and support the LAST STATE being held hostage.


What town do you live in? There are buses that leave from the Quad Cities. Are you close to Moline?

Put in my PTO request, hope the boss comes through for me. Where can I find more info about buses in the QC area? I was thinking of driving down, but the bus sounds more convenient.


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:37 PM

Any bets on if this will even make any of the news channels in Chicago?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

Any bets on if this will even make any of the news channels in Chicago?

The Chicago media has ignored IGOLD in the past but I think this year might be different.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

We need to start notifying those outlets now in any way possible. I had a dialogue with one tv reporter last year concerning a slanted story and still have her contact info.

I will send her a heads up at the very least.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:33 PM

I don't have the skills to do this, but I think it would be fantastic if someone could figure out a way for those of us going to IGOLD to print an IC nametag with the IC logo, your screen name, and your icon photo. That way we could meet and greet in person, rather than ending up standing next to someone you'd "recognize" if you saw one of their postings and not knowing. Any interest? Anybody out there with the skills?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

I don't have the skills to do this, but I think it would be fantastic if someone could figure out a way for those of us going to IGOLD to print an IC nametag with the IC logo, your screen name, and your icon photo. That way we could meet and greet in person, rather than ending up standing next to someone you'd "recognize" if you saw one of their postings and not knowing. Any interest? Anybody out there with the skills?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:05 PM

I don't have the skills to do this, but I think it would be fantastic if someone could figure out a way for those of us going to IGOLD to print an IC nametag with the IC logo, your screen name, and your icon photo. That way we could meet and greet in person, rather than ending up standing next to someone you'd "recognize" if you saw one of their postings and not knowing. Any interest? Anybody out there with the skills?

That sounds like a great idea.... Not sure if this is what your talking about,, was able to use Microsoft office to useCapture11.PNG a basic name tag template

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:14 AM

How do I reserve a spot on the bus?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:29 AM

How do I reserve a spot on the bus?


Log onto the Illinois State Rifle Association web site, www.ISRA.org. Click on the 'IGOLD' emblem on the left side of the page and that will take you to were you can look up the bus information and secure a bus seat online.
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I don't have the skills to do this, but I think it would be fantastic if someone could figure out a way for those of us going to IGOLD to print an IC nametag with the IC logo, your screen name, and your icon photo. That way we could meet and greet in person, rather than ending up standing next to someone you'd "recognize" if you saw one of their postings and not knowing. Any interest? Anybody out there with the skills?

That sounds like a great idea.... Not sure if this is what your talking about,, was able to use Microsoft office to useCapture11.PNG a basic name tag template




Perfect!
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:58 AM

BTT
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

$333!!


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

Anyone in te Bloomington area up for a carpool? This is my first btw
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