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Second Amendment Rally - downtown CHICAGO

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Megistopoda, Jun 19, 2008.

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  1. cherryriver

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    Don Gwinn-
    I didn't know about the rally permit being from the state, but still...
    Few of us up here think Daley doesn't have his hands firmly on those controls, too. Keep in mind Governor Blagoevich was a Daley-based Chicago alderman, who then ran for the state House (not the Big House, not yet). As a candidate for the House, his only campaign issue was gun control.
    When he ran for governor, there wasn't much else, either, except "reform".
    With Attorney General Lisa Madigan, yet another Machine operative, at the next level in the state, it's hard to imagine there not being some sort of problem with the permit.
    It's da Chicago way.
    Ought to be interesting.
    Bill
     
  2. IllHunter

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    The "permit problem"

    When we first concieved of this rally and approached the county for permit, we saw the problems. We went around the problem by going to the state building, if they pull the permit, we will sue. And it is now too late to concoct a "reason" for us not to assemble. Any attempts to disrupt or intimidate us will be video taped. See you there!!:):):):)
     
  3. Big45

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    I won't go because IL does not recognize ccw and it would be illegal for me to do so. It's not hard. I don't want to disarm. You all are used to it so I assume it's no biggie for y'all. If Suzanna Hupp is comfortable disarming good for her. I am not.
     
  4. cherryriver

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    Another problem could come when a bunch of Illinoisans get a gander at the Thompson Center and see what a staggeringly expensive albatross their tax dollars helped build.
    Meanwhile, at the risk of being repetitive, please don't drive there. You won't be able to.
    www.metrarail.com is the commuter train service that's cheap, timely, and efficient. It's an easy walk to the plaza.
    http://www.transitchicago.com/ is the CTA rapid transit (elevated/subway trains) service. It's even cheaper and sort of efficient. The Clark/Lake station is a multi-line transfer stop and is adjacent to the Thompson edifice.
    Sorry to be harping on this, but you'll hate yourself if you come in by almost any other method.
     
  5. Yas

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    I've seen some concerns on web sites posted about going into evil Chicago unarmed. The downtown area is quite safe especially in the daylight hours.
    I 'll use the example that Lil ole Suzanna Hupp is willing to go down there for us Illinoisans after what she went thru at Luby's...

    It's good enough for me to get my posterior down there also. But hey, It's your personal choice. No problem.

    But I'm looking forward to being able to say I was there that day!
     
  6. zxcvbob

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    I suspect Suzy will be armed (based on her carefully worded nonanswer to Tom Brokaw, or somebody like that, when she was interviewed once in NYC and he asked her if she had a gun with her.)
     
  7. David N

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    Keep Up The Good Work!

    I regret I won't be able to join you in Chicago but I admire all of you for standing up for what you believe in. :)
     
  8. Picard

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    All this talk is getting me really excited. I can't wait...
     
  9. Don Gwinn

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    Look, Chicago has a terrible government, terrible laws--but it's just a big city. It has business districts, upscale neighborhoods, and ghettoes. It's not a teeming mass of murder unless you go to the wrong place.

    I'll just go ahead and let everyone know that I'm planning to walk two miles from the Thompson Center to the Field Museum and back after the rally's over. With my wife, twins and the baby. People walk around Chicago every day. I'll have what's legally allowed as weapons to defend myself (I'm trying to remember their law on pepper spray) and I'll keep a sharp eye out. That should be plenty. You can't hide from the world.
     
  10. bensdad

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    No way I can make it, but is it o.k. if I copy the poster and hang it in the willing gunshops around here (South Metro Minnesota)?
     
  11. Picard

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    Do all that you can to spread the word, whether you can make it or not. What more can you do?
     
  12. rdoggsilva

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    As I can not be there my hopes, prayers and support go with you.
     
  13. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

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    By all means, please spread the word. If you can't make it, but you tell ten people about it and one of them decides to attend, you've done as much as if you did attend. If two of them get there--you've done twice as much as someone who kept quiet and went by himself. B

    Besides, how many people who don't come to the rally will see the flier and take heart that other people are doing it? I really think our biggest obstacle in Illinois (and especially Cook County) is that the average person who thinks concealed carry would be a good idea thinks he's more or less alone and it can never happen. That's what we're fighting right now.
     
  14. Noxx

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    Let's hear it for Travelocity. Flight and two nights hotel, $600.

    I've heard plenty of times on this board the lack of support for Californian gun owners and our plight, let it never be said we hold a grudge.

    See you there.
     
  15. Picard

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    Awesome! People from all over the country will show up. I wonder how many of us will be there.
     
  16. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    I'm from the Detroit area. I have school the previous day and the next day, but I'll try to get out there.
     
  17. Don Gwinn

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    AWESOME. I hope I do get a chance to shake your hand. We, too, are often accused by the heroes of freedom in other states of being collaborators and cowards living in occupied Peoples' Republics, so we know your pain.
     
  18. damyankee

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    I'll be there!

    As Gwinn says Chicago during the daylight is pretty safe. If you cant recognize a ghetto then yeah, maybe avoid cities all together :D
     
  19. Prince Yamato

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    This is truly amazing. It's like history in the making.
     
  20. Len S

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    I managed a trade to get the day off and I will be there. Some things to consider. 1. Chicago is not a dangerous place if you are not a gangbanger or drug dealer. I will not even be bringing a pocket knife. 2. Do nothing to provoke the police or the antis. I will bet that there will be some people there from the antis for the express purpose of causing trouble. 3. If you talk to the press do not give them a sound bite that they can use to make us look bad. Think about what you are going to wear. Death to Tyrants or Come and Take Them may be understood here but on the news it looks bad. Try to look like the people that you are trying to convince. have good day people. Remember, the news, Daley, Jackson , and snuffy will use anything they can against us. If we give them no ammo they shoot blanks.


    Len
     
  21. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

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    Len, you don't own a range in Buckhart, do you? It's an off chance, so don't think I'm weird, but you have the right initials.
     
  22. IllHunter

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    Just my musings...

    This weekend the Chicago "Gay Rights" parade had an estimated crowd of 500,000. Stevie Wonder performed a free concert at the Taste and drew est. of 350,000. The crosstown ball games drew 40,000+ each day. How many will come on July 11th! :what:
     
  23. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

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    That depends. Can you get me Stevie Wonder and a piano?
    :D
     
  24. BAT1

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    Absolutely fabulous. Go Chicago! People wanting their rights. How very Constitutional!
     
  25. Len S

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    Sorry Don not me. I am just a poor paramedic going to nursing school. Hope to run into you on the 11th
     
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