Fellow Law-Abiding Gun Owners:
Certainly all of you have heard about the horrific crime
that was committed late last week at Fort Hood. Now that
our nation has had a bit of time to heal, the gun
control opportunists are coming out of the woodwork to
attack you, me, and our 2nd Amendment. Earlier this
week, the King of All Gun Control Opportunists – Chicago
Mayor Richard Daley – used the most incomprehensible
logic to place the blame for the Fort Hood crimes on
you, the law-abiding gun owner.
Quite frankly, Mayor Daley's recent remarks about the
Fort Hood crimes are completely off the wall – even by
Richie Daley standards. But I may be wrong. So, I'm
going to ask you, a law-abiding gun owner, to choose the
statement which best fits your point of view:
A. The Fort Hood shootings were a result of the “easy
availability” of firearms in the United States. The Fort
Hood shootings cannot, and should not, be blamed on any
particular group or philosophy.
B. The Fort Hood shootings happened because a religious
zealot who hates everything America stands for
consciously decided to walk into a room full of unarmed
people and shoot to kill as many as possible.
If you chose answer “A” then you are in agreement with
gun-grabbers like Barack Obama, Sen. Dick Durbin, and
Mayor Richie Daley.
If you chose answer “B” then you are in agreement with a
majority of Americans who believe that our very way of
life is under attack by forces who want to see our
Constitution and our American way of life destroyed.
It is important for you to keep in mind that many of the
key players in the Illinois General Assembly would most
certainly select answer “A.” They believe that lawfully
acquired firearms are the root of crime, violence and
about every other social problem you can think of. You
can bet your bottom dollar that these gun grabbers will
be charging hard next Legislative Session to find new
and creative ways to take your guns away from you. They
will most certainly use the Fort Hood murders as
justification for yet another round of senseless gun
If you believe strongly in what the 2nd Amendment stands
for, they you know that this is a battle worth fighting.
The ISRA's ability to fight, and win this battle depends
greatly on how well-funded we are. That is why we need
your immediate financial help. The ISRA needs funds
badly to keep our legislative team on the floor of the
General Assembly fighting to protect your rights,
So please – if you're interested in preserving our
rights and our heritage for future generations, then
donate on-line here, or over the phone at 815-635-3198.
If you would like to mail or fax a donation, we have a
printable form here.
Remember, gun control is a disease, you are the cure.
Thanks again in advance for your help!
Richard A. Pearson
Illinois State Rifle Association