As you may already know, the campaign to restore your
2nd Amendment rights took a big step forward yesterday
when the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear McDonald v.
Chicago – the Illinois State Rifle Association's lawsuit
to overturn Chicago's handgun ban.
The road ahead for McDonald v. Chicago will be long and
tedious. Here are what we believe will be important
1. By late November 2009, briefs from our side must be
submitted to the court.
2. Chicago will be given time to offer its reply and we
will be given the opportunity to rebut Chicago's reply.
3. Oral arguments in the case are expected to commence
in January 2010.
4. A decision in the case is expected sometime in June
Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules in this case,
the battle to preserve and protect your right to keep
and bear arms will not be over. If the Supreme Court
rules in our favor, the gun control movement will surely
respond by trying to pass all sorts of gun control laws
that they will claim are “reasonable” and keeping with
the spirit of the Supreme Court's decision.
If the Supreme Court rules against us in this case, you
better believe that the gun control movement will pull
out all the stops in its campaign to obliterate the
Second Amendment and your right to own guns for lawful
purposes. They will be emboldened, motivated, well
funded, and eager to come take your guns away from you.
No matter how the court rules, a strong and united
gun-owning public is the best defense against the
extremist gun control movement.
Here are the things that YOU need to do, NOW, to
preserve and protect your gun rights.
1. Join the Illinois State Rifle Association (http://isra.org/join/)
today, and convince at least one friend to join as well.
2. Make a generous donation so that we may continue the
fight to protect your gun rights tomorrow, and in the
years to come, remember, the fight for freedom, isn't
Donate on-line here, or over the phone at 815-635-8198.
If you would like to mail or fax a donation, we have a
printable form here.
3. Stay tuned for further alerts on this topic.
4. Post this alert to all internet blogs and bulletin
boards to which you belong. Also, pass this alert on to
your gun owning friends and fellow sporting club
members. Ask them to forward this alert to their friend
far and wide. Although the suit targets the local
ordinance in Chicago, the implications of incorporation
of the 2nd Amendment are national in scope.