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Rockford, IL anti-gun rally turns out… 7?

April 8, 2013

The leftist gun haters called for a rally in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods Store in Rockford, IL on Sunday, April 7th.

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence put the word out to all of their fans, members and supporters, and MoveOn.org did the same with theirs.

In the end, how many folks turned up?

7?

Actually, it was 12, according to Kenny Polhamus.  Judging by the photo, there were nearly that many media folks.

There were also 17 pro-gun voices there, again according to Polhamus who on his own, organized an impromptu counter-demonstration, which probably added to the media attention a dozen freedom-hating gun banners would have received.

Rockford, IL (WREX) – As our country’s lawmakers look at re-writing gun legislation, a rally held in Rockford this afternoon stirred up a lot of emotions on the subject.

Anti-gun violence activists gather in front of the Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Rockford. Their message is to reduce the number of deaths caused by guns.

Armed with signs and a microphone, ralliers work to have their voices heard.

The group MoveOn.org organized the event. Jude Wrzesinski, a spokesperson for the group, helped organize the rally. “Most of the gun deaths that occur in Rockford are by handguns, and many of them are stolen handguns,” she says. She wants stores like Dick’s to stop selling guns altogether, and says this is the best way to get them off the street.

9 Responses to Rockford, IL anti-gun rally turns out… 7?

  1. jim on April 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Every time I go to Dick’s Sporting Goods I have to wait in long lines for the criminals and gangbangers to get done with their purchases before I can get someone to wait on me. Yep, that’s the way it works, if Dicks wasn’t selling guns to the bad guys life would be easier.

    • jboch on April 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Everytime I go to Dick’s they tell me they don’t have any ammo.

    • justuker on April 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      When I go to Dick’s, I never get Dick.

    • jim on April 9, 2013 at 4:56 am

      DHS bought it all.

  2. Josh M on April 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I don’t care if they turn out 700,000. Fundamental rights are not subject to democratic decree.

  3. ken on April 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Seven old broads can meet for coffee anywhere in America and the media isn’t there. Why do seven nutbags get media coverage?

  4. LarryL on April 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    About 3 or so years ago when we had the other ammo shortage, Dicks said they had ammo, but only for their regular customers.
    I still don’t shop there.

  5. Charlie on April 10, 2013 at 8:15 am

    dick’s lost my business across the board when they not only stopped offering most guns, but outright cancelled prior purchases in dec

    bad place

  6. COMMUNISTCHICAGO on April 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    “no freeman shall be debarred the use of arms” THOMAS JEFFERSON 3RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND AUTHOR OF THE CONSTITUTION AND DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE FROM GREAT BRITAIN