As we reported in an alert earlier this week,
Rep. Karen May will be holding a town hall meeting on
Saturday, July 9th. As many of you know, Rep. May is a
long-time opponent of the right to keep and bear arms
who routinely votes for the Daley/Emanuel gun control
packages. Earlier this year, May voted against
concealed carry when HB148 came to the floor of the
Illinois House. After voting against concealed carry,
Rep. May issued a statement bashing concealed carry
and claiming that there is no reason for law-abiding
citizens to carry firearms for protection.
In our earlier alert, we urged supporters of concealed
carry to attend Rep. May’s town hall meeting and
challenge her on her position against self defense. In
response to our alert, Rep. May issued a statement
saying that her staff would be checking IDs at the
door to the meeting and would deny entry to anyone who
did not live in Rep. May’s House District.
Recall that the meeting is being held in the Highland
Park Public Safety building – a building most
certainly built using state and federal tax dollars –
your tax dollars. Therefore, we believe it improper -
and possibly illegal - for May to deny any
well-behaved person from entering a public meeting in
a public building.
Do not let May’s threats deter you! It is now
especially important for you to attend Saturday’s
public meeting. It is equally important that you bring
one or two friends or family members with you. Here
are some tips on how to make our attendance at Rep.
May’s town hall a success:
1. Assemble outside the Highland Park Public Safety
Building, 1677 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park, IL
at 9:00 AM. The meeting begins at 10:00, but we’d like
to have everyone there early so that we are not denied
entry due to “over crowding.”
2. Be sure to wear yellow IGOLD t-shirts and hats, if
you have them.
3. There will be an ISRA representative there to brief
you on what questions to ask at the meeting.
4. Be polite, yet firm, in your dealings with anyone
who opposes our position on Concealed Carry.
Again, it is critically important that you attend Rep.
May’s town hall meeting. Do not let your voice be
IMPORTANT – PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING TO HELP PRESERVE
YOUR FIREARM RIGHTS:
1. Please pass this alert on to your friends and
2. Please post this alert to any and all Internet
bulletin boards or blogs to which you belong.
3. If you’re not a member of the ISRA, please join
4. Remember, the ISRA needs your financial support to
keep up the fight for your rights.
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