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MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Come to IGOLD in Springfield on Wednesday, April 25th

April 13, 2018

Alfreda (1)

Lou's right.  We need to remind folks on the website about IGOLD coming up in not even two weeks!  From the Illinois State Rifle Association:


Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) was started back in the early ‘90’s to put a face on Illinois gun owners. Up until that time the media had portrayed gun owners and those who believed in the Second Amendment as some knuckle dragging Neanderthal throw backs, barely worthy of being called humans. IGOLD helped change that although the mainstream media still labels gun owners that way, when they can get away with it. 

The first ISRA Lobby Day was attended by about 200 people. Among those attending were four undercover policemen. In 2006, the ISRA joined with several other groups and ISRA Lobby Day became Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD).  The Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) has become the number one demonstration of citizens promoting gun owners’ rights in the United States – the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) is its primary sponsor. The crowds have grown each year. In 2013, 8200 gun owners showed up to lobby their legislators and to become the face of all the gun owners in Illinois. Because of IGOLD and other ISRA activities, gun owners have increased in stature in Illinois.  I would like that number to reach 10,000 this year.

One of the early attendees of this big event was Otis McDonald. The court case known as McDonald et al. v. City of Chicago came about because of IGOLD. 

IGOLD proves what law abiding gun owners can accomplish when they stick together. If you are a gun owner, you should make every effort to attend the IGOLD on April 25, 2018.

We would like every person who believes in the Second Amendment to be there – please invite everyone you know! This year we will be working to make the concealed carry law better and stopping the anti-gun groups.  It is critical that we let politicians know how important our gun rights are; we will be supporting only those legislators who support our gun rights. IGOLD is the ideal time to demonstrate our commitment to the Second Amendment and the right of self-defense!

IGOLD, and the preservation of the Second Amendment rights, is an expensive undertaking that involves many people, many communications, many activities, and a lot of planning. To help offset these expenses, we will be offering opportunities to participate with raffles and donations – please enter the gun raffle or simply make a donation. 

We look forward to seeing YOU in Springfield!  Please plan for it!




Meet up at the Prairie Capital Convention Center around noon.  March to the Capitol at 1:15ish.  Educate legislators and help EMPOWER them to vote "NO" on gun control!

9 Responses to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Come to IGOLD in Springfield on Wednesday, April 25th

  1. GSL & NRA Sheepdog on April 13, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Any gun enthusiast that is thinking about attending, please go! Just do it! With over 2 million FOID card carriers it’d be awesome to have at least 10,000 show up! It is very interesting and worthwhile to visit with your legislators.(fortunately both of mine are Republicans!) The comradery is amazing, you’ll meet good folks from one end of the state to the other. The bigger the turn out the better, hope to see you in Springfield! 

  2. JBS on April 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm


  3. Dennis on April 14, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I have never been but if I can get the day off from work, I am planning on going. I take it that this is a gun free event? 🙁


    • Patrick Peterson on April 14, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Dennis, you are correct -this is a no-gun event.  There are metal detector stations for all to pass through before you can enter the Capitol.  Be mindful of what you have in your pockets!

  4. Mike F. on April 18, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Been a GSL member for a few months but have never gone to a meeting.  GOA member for a couple months.  I do the emails/witness slip stuff but until last week had never "shown up" at any type of pro thing.  I am going to drag my butt to IGOLD for the first time hell or high water, because I have never seen such a coordinated attack on our rights.  I hope a lot of people like me show up too, law abiding people who haven't been that involved in the past, but are tired of being portrayed as a danger to the public for no reason.

  5. Jackie on April 18, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    We’re. Getting known.   Today I heard Cardinal Cupich. Say.  “ how could guns save lives “

  6. Bill on April 18, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Today was Moms Demand Action Day at the capital. about 40 showed up and met with the freedom haters in House and Senate. They came to push for over turning the gun dealer licensing bill veto but it wasn't called ( !!!! ) and the magazine ban was pulled from voting ( at least for now ) so the Bloomberg funded moms went home with nothing. Going to IGOLD is critical.

  7. Dennis on April 25, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Hope its not too late to get a response….

    Bank of Springfield  Center or Prairie Capital Convention Center???????

    Does parking cost $$$$?

    Safe enough area to leave things in the vehicle?



    • Isaac D. on April 25, 2018 at 2:14 am

      I don't know if it costs to park, but I would plan on it costing something (some change for a meter or cash for a parking garage). This will be my first time parking for the event too. Keep valuables in your trunk or where they can't be seen.