An IGOLD Message for you from
ISRA President Don Moran
Last year the ISRA won McDonald v Chicago. This year,
with your assistance, it will be concealed carry!
We need your help, now more than ever. We need
everyone concerned with firearm rights in Springfield
on March 10th for our Gun Owners Lobby Day, (IGOLD)!
Each year we have built on the success of previousí
years events and this year promises to be the biggest
and best ever IGOLD. We are growing towards 10,000
people! Donít sit home, we need you there!
With the major wins of Heller v DC and McDonald V
Chicago, added into the recent midterm elections, the
political tide is changing, but as close as we are, we
canít get concealed carry legislation passed in
Illinois without your help. We need you, your friends,
your relatives, anyone that agrees with you that ďItís
TimeĒ for concealed carry in Illinois. In 48 states
private citizens currently enjoy the ability to carry
a defensive firearm outside their home. Wisconsin,
where it is legal to openly carry firearms, has a new
Governor and their legislature has made it clear that
they will pass concealed carry this session. That will
make 49 states where the concealed carry of firearms
for personal defense is legal. ďIt's TimeĒ that
Illinois ends its ban on the ability of its honest law
abiding citizens to carry the same firearms. Criminals
have had the advantage long enough as they have been
carrying concealed in Illinois for ages! The law
abiding should not be put at a deadly disadvantage
because of convoluted political rhetoric.
Join me in Springfield on March 10th. Once you get
there, (buses are available from all corners of the
state), weíll show you the who, what and where you
need to know to effectively lobby your own state
representative and state senator!
Iím looking forward to seeing you there and with all
of your help, this will be the year that Illinois
joins the rest of the country in celebrating the
Second Amendmentís right to carry!
Continue below this letter for important IGOLD
Illinois State Rifle Association
Plan to be in Springfield on Thursday,
The event begins at the Prairie Capital Convention
Center at 8th St and Adams, the doors open at 10:30
am, and the event starts at 11:45 AM. From there
we march to the State Capitol (with transportation for
those who can't walk that far, a little less than a
mile) and rally on the Capitol Steps.
Ride easy! If
you don't want to drive, a fleet of charter buses will be arriving in
Springfield from all
corners of the state.
reservations are available! New for
2011: Buses from Lombard and Woodstock!
Show your support! New
2011 IGOLD Hats, T-shirts and Hoodies are available at
IGOLD.isra.org! Check out the special
IGOLD raffle for the
Loaded Black Stainless 1911 from Springfield Armory!
Volunteers needed: With a rally this
large, IGOLD volunteers are essential to the success
of the event. Have you been to IGOLD before? Be
a guide for those who are attending for the first
time. If you have been a volunteer before, please
Find out more here.
IGOLD is sponsored by the Illinois State Rifle
Association, dedicated to education, safety training
and support of Illinois firearm owners. The ISRA is
also partnering with IllinoisCarry.com, Guns Save Life
and Sangamon County Rifle Association and other
pro-Second Amendment organizations in Illinois to make
our voices heard in Springfield.
ISRA needs your continued support. McDonald v
Chicago was not the end of the fight but the beginning.
The ISRA is the front line in the battles for your
firearm rights here in Illinois, such as securing your
Right To Carry.