Tonight I gave a talk to the EIU Young Republicans to gather support for the upcoming Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) on March 11th as well as looking to gather interest in a Eastern Chapter of the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC).
Not the greatest picture but the speech was well received. One of the issues they were looking into was a way to conduct a trip to Springfield to speak w/ their State Senators and Representatives. I noted that IGOLD was a perfect opportunity for that along w/ being able to provide transportation. Several of the members also supported pursuing Concealed Carry legislation for Illinois. One thing I was able to do was clarify the common misperception that the FOID card is also a carry license. The newly elected president made sure to take extra liturature and cards to pass out to members who weren't at this meeting.
With some luck, I will get invited to talk to other groups on campus likely to support firearm rights as well as a few more members joining the SCCC.
Getting the word out there. One step at a time.