SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A total of 8,000 gun owners marched on the Statehouse Wednesday.
They do this every year for Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day, but they said this year is more important.
Gun owners said they feel like their Second Amendment rights are under attack more than ever.
Since the 1990’s, Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day has taken over downtown Springfield.
The event all starts with a rally, a massive march and then a meeting with Illinois lawmakers, calling on them to support gun owners.
Those who attended the event believe they’re lobbying for their constitutional rights.

8,000 gun owners rally for rights in Springfield

And in Florida, we can’t get one person to attend a Senate or House Committee to voice support for a gun bill.

Let’s go tactical fishing instead!


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “8,000 gun owners rally for rights in Springfield”
  1. Don’t feel too bad. None of our asshole legislators listen to those 8,000 marchers. None of the marchers are named “Madigan.”

    It looks impressive. And it makes them feel like they are accomplishing something. But, we still have a nonsense red-flag law, waiting periods, and FOID, and will probably loose the right to manufacture our own in our homes, magazines over 10 rounds, “repeating military-style rifles”, and a litany of other stupid, useless, ineffective gun control crap. Counting the days until I can escape.

  2. And in Florida, we can’t get one person to attend a Senate or House Committee to voice support for a gun bill.

    It might have to do with the farthest anyone can be from Springfield and still live in Illinois is under 250 miles. I’m 320 miles from Telehassle and I’m close. You’re closer to 500 miles.

    I’ve driven to Tally a couple of times – my son went to FSU – and it’s at least a 5-1/2 hour drive. On a good day. To go to Tally is a 12 hour day of driving, more likely 5-1/2 hours up, sit around all day, get a room for the night, sit around all day and drive 5-1/2 hours back. Or have them reschedule the meeting and do it over and over. Don’t forget spending about $150. Turn those into eight hour drives for you and more for gas.

    When all is said and done, don’t forget what chiefjaybob says: who says they’ll listen to you. How much of Bloomberg’s money does your appearance cancel?

    Am I a little PO’ed about our system? How’d you guess?

  3. Thank you Miguel for posting the photo and comments about the Illinois Gun Owner’s Lobby Day (IGOLD) Ralley in Springfield, IL last Wed.
    I attended, as I have for several years now, and was highly pleased to see the number of persons who turned out for the assembly, march to the capitol, and lobbying.
    I enjoy reading your posts daily and hope that something of that nature could be organized by Grass Roots organizations in your state as well.

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