Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day will take place Wednesday, March 29th in Springfield. People should meet at the Prairie Capital Convention Center (BoS Building) around 11:00 to 11:30a.m. If previous years’ schedules hold, folks will march to the Capitol Complex around 1pm, but allow yourself ample opportunity to visit with friends and notables.
A couple of points this year. First, it might be a good idea for a few dozen people to visit the commons area at the Illinois Supreme Court building. It’s right across 2nd Street from the Capitol complex. Take a couple score of your best friends and wander over there.
Just being seen there will send a message.
If a few hundred head over there and wade through the metal detectors and mill around the lobby, that will send a message. Because clearly, in the coming weeks, the Illinois Supreme Court will be hearing at least one and possibly more lawsuits related to this new legislation banning guns, magazines, parts and so much more.
Secondly, we have some messages to deliver. I know, the ISRA has post cards that have an innocuous message that 98% of legislators’ staffers dump into the trash at the end of the day. Just keep it simple.
For the good guys: “Keep up the good work!”
For the squishes: “We’ll be watching you.”
And a warning for the lunatics: “Keep poking the bear and you’re going to have a lot less gun control in a couple of years than you have right now. We’ve seen you in court and your attorneys aren’t very impressive.”