Looking back over the last year it has really been a great year for gun owners
and people that hold the 2nd Amendment sacred!
The trend is now going in our direction. More Americans believe gun control just
doesn’t work. They also believe the Founding Fathers were right in creating the
When you scan the horizon 48 states now have conceal carry. I believe it’s 36
that have “shall issue”. This totally disputes the claim by anti-gunners that
more guns equal more crime. It works fine in all the states that have passed it
and it is not a problem for the police forces—it actually helps them.
More people are getting conceal carry permits, even Illinois residents applying
for Utah and Florida permits, allowing them to carry in most states in the
union. I know you’re next comment is –but not in Illinois. All I can say is
don’t lie down and die. Instead be more vigorously determined to change that
DESPITE THE POLITICS. Wisconsin soon will get it and it will turn into a great
embarrassment for this state. The people with Utah permits probably will be able
to carry in Wisconsin because the bill would consider reciprocal permits.
On the national scene we have elected people that hold the 2nd Amendment dear,
which probably will stop the CIFTA treaty from ever being ratified here. The
McDonald case has solidified the 2nd Amendment to mean what is was supposed to
mean! Now we have great ammo behind us to litigate any stupid restrictions on
our right and the NRA and the ISRA are committed to just that.
We have also won a round in the lawsuit supported by the ISRA against the Cook
County Assault(?) Weapons ban. There are lawsuits being won around the country
upholding the Supreme Court’s decision. People it’s time to hold your head up
high and be very proud of all the advances this last year has given us. We are
no longer in the hole looking up—we are on top looking down.
It’s time to put fire under the will to win. Come to IGOLD this year! Make a
difference in the numbers by planning to be there. Do you want a lift in spirit?
Join the march to the capital as people on the sidewalks cheer you on and horns
blow and drivers give you the thumbs up as you pass them on the street. Man if
that doesn’t make you feel proud; you better get your nerve endings tested. Just
think of what you can tell your Rep if we are the only ones by that time without
We are winning across the nation step by step. This year get someone you know to
join the ISRA, tell them about IGOLD! Tell them we need more gun owners jumping
on the train and not standing at the station waving to us. People we are gaining
ground and when an infantry gains ground, it needs more troops to hold that
ground. Have you recruited a soldier lately?
This article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the official position of the ISRA.