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Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day in pictures


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About 2500 to 3000 Illinois gun owners turned out for the 2008 IGOLD event, lobbying our legislators nicely. Of course, it's IL, so a goodly number of legislators didn't really want to hear from gun owners, but they heard from us anyway. In fact, they couldn't go much of anywhere without be surrounded by gun owners in the Capitol complex.

 

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The orientation before the march.

 

And march photos, starting with getting warmed up, then marching through downtown Springfield to the Capitol with a police escort and cops blocking all of the traffic.

 

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Yes, the march stretched out a good three blocks.

 

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2nd half. (Grrrr: I sure am glad we are limited on the # of photos that can go into a single post.)

 

 

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Troublemakers in the Senate gallery. I stood on a chair and snapped this photo and stepped back down before security could chastise me for standing on a chair.

 

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That's Shane Cultra (with his back to camera) talking with some GSL members at the IGOLD event on the House floor. You could say Shane is a friendly legislator... he's got one of our highway sign sets on his property in his home district!

 

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Chapin Rose (far left), a good friend who happens to now by a IL House Rep, talks with some friends of mine and fellow GSL members at the speaker's podium in the House.

 

 

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This is Charity. We gave away a gun again this month, as is custom at each of our monthly Guns Save Life meetings. Charity, a first-time attendee, won this Browning HiPower clone, NIB.

 

It was a very long day, but a very good day.

 

John

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Great shots john, I took quite a few myself (about 111 give or take) but my computer froze trying to up load them all.

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I haven't the slightest clue why it looks as if you all were arguing.

 

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I was towards the back of the march myself.

 

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Were he SHOULD be...

 

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I have a few more to post on my myspace plus several videos from the march.

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On our way down to the rally, our driver made a stop at a State of Illinois official rest stop. A couple of us noticed this sign next to the restroom.

 

It's kind of ironic if you think about it.

 

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On our way down to the rally, our driver made a stop at a State of Illinois official rest stop. A couple of us noticed this sign next to the restroom.

 

It's kind of ironic if you think about it.

 

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg103/NRAUSA/sign.jpg

 

 

Wow! A picture is worth a thousand words!!!!!

 

48 other states recognize a citizens right to self defense. Illinois gives us a stainless steel box that has "police" painted on it with a texas buble gum machine on the lid, and of course, it's out of order. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. :lol:

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Might be time for a mail campaign to the legislators with a copy of this pic and a note we're tired of hearing how the police will protect us when they can't even keep their own systems working. I personally think they ought to change 911 to 463 ( GOD ) because He's the only one who can help you in this state.
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Saw this request posted on the ISRA web page

 

 

Send your IGOLD photos to ISRA!

 

Send your best pics to photos@isra.org, in hi-res if possible. If you have a whole slew of really good photographs, you can send a CD to the ISRA home office in Chatsworth at PO Box 637, Chatsworth 60921, or contact the ISRA Webmaster (webmaster@isra.org) for arrangements to upload them in bulk, right from your computer.

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Saw this request posted on the ISRA web page

 

 

Send your IGOLD photos to ISRA!

 

Send your best pics to photos@isra.org, in hi-res if possible. If you have a whole slew of really good photographs, you can send a CD to the ISRA home office in Chatsworth at PO Box 637, Chatsworth 60921, or contact the ISRA Webmaster (webmaster@isra.org) for arrangements to upload them in bulk, right from your computer.

 

 

Did anyone get a picture of Kotowski,Osterman and Acevedo running out the back door. :thumbsup:

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Saw this request posted on the ISRA web page

 

 

Send your IGOLD photos to ISRA!

 

Send your best pics to photos@isra.org, in hi-res if possible. If you have a whole slew of really good photographs, you can send a CD to the ISRA home office in Chatsworth at PO Box 637, Chatsworth 60921, or contact the ISRA Webmaster (webmaster@isra.org) for arrangements to upload them in bulk, right from your computer.

 

 

Did anyone get a picture of Kotowski,Osterman and Acevedo running out the back door. :thumbsup:

 

Yea, but you couldn't see them 'cause E. Jones and M. Madigan were right behind them!!!!

 

Blago didn't have to run 'cause he was still in Chicago jogging!!

 

AB

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