Tuesday, March 6, 2012

IGOLD 2012

Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day - IGOLD - 48 other states can't be wrong!

ISRA is proud to sponsor
Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

IGOLD special guest:
Dr. Suzanna Hupp

Dr Hupp is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives and a recognized public advocate for the Second Amendment and an individual’s right to carry a concealed weapon.

On Wednesday, October 16, 1991, Suzanna and her parents were having lunch at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, when a man drove his truck into the restaurant and opened fire on the patrons. Suzanna instinctively reached into her purse for her handgun, but realized it was in her vehicle, as a new law was passed in Texas banning the carry of a concealed weapon. Suzanna escaped out of a broken window, but 23 unarmed others, including Suzanna’s mother and father, were killed at the hands of the gunman.

IGOLD Links:

Bus Info - Ordering has ended 3/5/12

Train Info

Volunteer Info

Poster - best printed on legal-sized paper: 8.5x14 inches

All Illinois gun owners are invited to join in Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) in Springfield in 2012. This is an annual event where everyone goes to lobby` their representatives in the Illinois House and Senate. The ISRA is partnering with local and internet organizations in Illinois to increase attendance and make a bigger & better impression in Springfield. The other participating organizations are IllinoisCarry.com, Guns Save Life, Sangamon County Rifle Association, and the McHenry County Right To Carry Association. Get your local organization involved as well!

We will meet at the Prairie Capital Convention Center - Doors open at 10:45 with the program set to begin at 11:30 am. We will have a legislative briefing, then we will all march to the Capitol Building to locate and talk with our representatives.

Please join us for Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day, you won't regret going.

Click here for a printable IGOLD poster

When &
Begins Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 11:30am
Starting Location:
10:45:00 am - Prairie Capital Convention Center - Doors open - View Map
Located at the corner of 8th St & Adams.
12:00 pm - Prairie Capital Convention Center - Legislative Briefing
1:00 pm - Head out to lobby Senators and Representatives at the State Capitol.
respectfully make our presence known in
committee hearings that are in session
4:00 pm - Return to Prairie Capital Convention Center for wrap-up session
5:00 pm - Bus riders board for home
Parking: Several parking garages are located near the Convention Center.
Metered on-street parking
is available in the area.
The meters accept quarters for up to a 9 hour period.
More parking locations and a printable map available soon.
Better Travel:

Bus Info

Forget the hassle of parking near the Capitol! IGOLD will have buses going to Springfield from strategic locations throughout Illinois. Ride the bus, ride with your friends. This year there are additional buses in the Chicago area.

These gun rights organizations and retailers are sponsoring the buses to offset your cost:

IllinoisCarry.com has made flyers for each bus route and they are listed with the bus info. Print and post in your local club, shop, range!

Need more info now, or want to sponsor a bus? Contact the ISRA Office! On-line sign up will be available for most buses.
Take the Train! Amtrak has trains to and from Springfield and selected cities in Illinois along a line from Chicago to St. Louis. More info here.
Apparel: Wear whatever you'd feel comfortable in while you are meeting your representatives, and don't forget you'll also be representing the rest of your fellow Illinois gun owners. Business casual is suggested, dress up if you want. We suggest that you don't wear any camo.
Security: There are metal detectors in the Capitol Building that you will have to pass through on your way in, so please think ahead for this: no knives, novelty ammo keyfobs, etc. Bring proper identification.
Who: You, of course! ...and bring a friend. Even Better: bring two friends!

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1 comment:

Robert Fowler said...

Damn, I sure wish I could be there. Even though I'm in Iowa, I would love to hear and possibly meet Dr. Hupp. I was a resident of Texas when the Killeen thing happened. I have had a deep respect for Dr. Hupp and her battle for gun rights. You lucky guys.