Getting ready to head out to Springfield, IL for our annual march on the capitol. Updates throughout the day.
Met up w/ David (also an OGRE player) and Colleen Lawson of McDonald et al v Chicago. They are now the proprietors of Lawson Handgun Institute in Chicago.
Rutherford's talk wasn't bad. He emphasized he's been coming to IGOLD for the last 8 years and was the only state officer (Treasurer) that has showed. Brady and Dillard spent most of their time at the podium sniping at the other gov. candidates guaranteeing I won't vote for either one in the primary on the 18th. I don't know why Rauner wasn't there.
State Rep Brandon Phelps who got us CCW: Not a great bill but better than what they pushed and we're working to get it better.
Todd Vandermyde: Lobbyist
No blood in the street, only snow and salt after CCW
Get out and vote
It's only about registration until it's about confiscation
1.million to 1.67 million FOID card increase
Prepping for the march at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.
Random thoughts that went through my head. If gun owners were really as violent as anti-gun fanatics need to believe we are, you'ld think that a regiment sized group of people marching towards one state capitol would end up in some sort of violence. I mean hell, the Soviets, I mean Russians, invaded the entire Crimea region w/ 15K or so troops.
Livestreaming of some of the speeches here.