Reader Jessica W. writes:
I have been reading your site for about a year and wanted to pass on this mail from Moveon.org and wanted to share with you guys. I am really disappointed in the organization and let them know in my feedback that they do not have my support and that they clearly haven’t done their research. It’s narrow-minded thinking like this that drives me crazy. It seems like yet another obstacle for Illinois citizens and their second amendment rights . . .
Dear Illinois MoveOn member,
When the Illinois legislature goes back into session on November 27, the NRA could try to make it legal to carry concealed weapons in Illinois. Don’t let them succeed.
The situation is urgent! Illinois is the only state in the U.S. that still does not allow people to carry concealed weapons. If the gun lobby succeeds, people will be able to carry guns on their persons, in cars, buses, and trains, in houses of worship, schools, libraries, stores, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, offices, and businesses in our state.
That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org to the Illinois State Legislature and Governor Pat Quinn, which says:
We, the undersigned, oppose any ‘Concealed Carry’ legislation in Illinois that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in public, on their persons, in cars, buses, and trains, in houses of worship, schools, libraries, stores, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, offices, and businesses, or anywhere other than in their own homes.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
We must take a stand against the violence that is terrifying neighborhoods across the country. We must act before there is more bloodshed like at Aurora, Colorado, Columbine High School, Northern Illinois University, Virginia Tech, and Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Please sign this petition to help stop the gun-violence juggernaut which has rolled over this country in recent years.
–Lee Goodman, Stop Concealed Carry Coalition