Sponsored by the Illinois State Rifle Association; IGOLD (Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day) will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Springfield. The event begins at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. The doors open at 10:30AM with the program starting at 11:45AM. Following the speakers the assembly will march to the Capital to lobby legislators in support of our Second Amendment rights.
Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) was started back in the early ‘90’s to put a face on Illinois gun owners. Up until that time the media had portrayed gun owners and those who believed in the Second Amendment as some knuckle dragging Neanderthal throw backs, barely worthy of being called humans. IGOLD helped change that although the mainstream media still labels gun owners that way, when they can get away with it.
The first ISRA Lobby Day was attended by about 200 people. Among those attending were four undercover policemen. In 2006, the ISRA joined with several other groups and ISRA Lobby Day became Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD). The Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) has become the number one demonstration of citizens promoting gun owners’ rights in the United States – the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) is its primary sponsor. The crowds have grown each year. In 2013, 8200 gun owners showed up to lobby their legislators and to become the face of all the gun owners in Illinois. Because of IGOLD and other ISRA activities, gun owners have increased in stature in Illinois. The Illinois State Rifle Association would like that number to reach 10,000 this year.
One of the early attendees of this big event was Otis McDonald. The court case known as McDonald et al. v. City of Chicago came about because of IGOLD.
IGOLD proves what law abiding gun owners can accomplish when they stick together. If you are a gun owner, you should make every effort to attend the IGOLD on April 25, 2018.
ISRA would like every person who believes in the Second Amendment to be there - please invite everyone you know! This year we will be working to make the concealed carry law better and stopping the anti-gun groups. It is critical that we let politicians know how important our gun rights are; we will be supporting only those legislators who support our gun rights. IGOLD is the ideal time to demonstrate our commitment to the Second Amendment and the right of self-defense!
IGOLD, and the preservation of the Second Amendment rights, is an expensive undertaking that involves many people, many communications, many activities, and a lot of planning. To help offset these expenses, ISRA will be offering opportunities to participate with raffles and donations – please enter the gun raffle or simply make a donation.
The Illinois State Rifle Association is looking forward to seeing YOU in Springfield! Please plan for it!
The Illinois General Assembly has a great impact on our ability to exercise our Second Amendment rights. It's important that we express our feelings on pending legislation to our representatives in the Illinois General Assembly. We may choose to stop by local offices, make calls or write letters and emails to the officials that have been elected to represent us.
Another option is to file a "Witness Slip" online on the my.ilga.gov website. Visit the website and create and account. This will allow you to create witness slips indicating your stance to support or oppose legislation. Ilinois State Rifle Association is a good source of information on legislation in need of a witness slip and will normally send email notifications to members for distribution. I receive these notifications and will pass them along when possible.
Please consider signing up and submitting witness slips. It's a quick easy way to make your opinion know and help protect our Second Amendment rigths.
Jim Johnson - ALGC President
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