TTAG reader Chuck in IL writes:
Winter for gun owners in Illinois is usually the season of gun shows, an opportunity to catch up on reloading, or dreaming about that next gun you can’t live without. This winter is different. Calling our legislators, attending town hall meetings and keeping our friends informed on the latest news from Springfield has occupied most of our free time. Early December brought news from the 7th Circuit that Illinois would finally have concealed carry. Then came Sandy Hook. Like the rest of the country, emotion ruled the day in Illinois and one bad gun law after the next began to take form in Springfield. But they were beaten back after calls, emails and visits from Illinois gun owners. Which brings me to March 6th and Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day . . .
Since the first IGOLD in 2007 the number of 2nd Amendment defenders showing up in Springfield has grown nearly tenfold. An estimated 10,000 people showed up last year, and this year has the potential to be even bigger. Every gun owner in Illinois has a duty to be there and make our voice louder than ever. Make plans to be in Springfield tomorrow. The doors to the Prairie Capitol Convention Center open at 10:45 am for an 11:30 meeting before we head out at 1:00 to make our presence felt at the Capitol Building. We hope to see you there.