Gerald Vernon says he did everything he should have to obtain a permit to hold a meeting at the Tuley Park field house on the south side. He told the park supervisor he expected 150 to 200 people to attend, filled out the paperwork she gave him, paid a $100 fee, and walked away thinking he'd reserved a meeting room for the evening of June 30. The group that would be convening was Illinois Carry, an organization advocating for the right to bear concealed firearms.
But on Wednesday, a week before the scheduled date of the event, he got a call telling him his permit had been revoked.
Just like when he had Meigs field plowed when the courts upheld an injunction, Daley shows he will go to any length to pursue his private vendettas.
From Valinda Rowe of Illinois Carry:
"Odd (or being Chicago maybe not so odd) how the Right to Carry meeting was discussed at that City Council Committee hearing last Friday and then suddenly the permit is "rescinded" - word has it Chatham Ward Alderman Fredrianna Lyles was lamenting the fact the meeting was going to take place . . . and then all of a sudden . . . "