Monday, March 09, 2009

Arms: Man kills pastor in Illinois, so with impeccable timing, state gun owners to hold rally protesting gun control

At a time when a gunman walked down the aisle of a church during a service in the US state of Illinois and killed the pastor, the following was released by the Illinois State Rifle Association.

An estimated 2,000 law-abiding firearm owners are expected to meet Wednesday at the State Capitol to protest gun control measures pending before the Illinois General Assembly. The event, expected to be the largest gun-rights rally held in the Midwest, will begin with a 10:00 AM capitol press conference. The press conference will feature legislators, industry representatives, and ISRA officials who will discuss efforts to derail gun control legislation currently before the legislature. During the press conference, Rep. Brandon Phelps will be recognized as the ISRA Legislator of the Year.

Following the press conference will be an 11:00 AM teach-in session at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center. At about 1:30 PM, attendees will march on the Capitol building and hold a rally at the Lincoln Steps. When the rally concludes, participants will enter the Capitol to attend committee hearings and lobby individual representatives to express their opposition to state-wide gun control measures being pushed by the Chicago delegation. The day ends with a 4:00 PM reception at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.

The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

Source: Illinois State Rifle Association
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