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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Citizen disarmament party in Naperville, IL

The forcible disarmament advocates are pulling out all the stops--this time, it's the Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (ICPGV), which is a subsidiary of the San Francisco-based Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV). At 7:00 PM on Monday, April 14th, they will be gathering at the Northern Illinois University Campus (where better to exploit the deaths of an evil punk's victims?), to push their citizen disarmament agenda.

According to the Daily Herald, the current focus of these freedom haters is the same as I mentioned as the Brady Campaign's top priority for Illinois--SB 1007, to ban standard (non-reduced) capacity magazines, and HB 758, to basically ban private sales of handguns.

Steve Young, the organization's faith community coordinator and a victim of gun violence, will be on a panel with a Virginia Tech student wounded in that campus shooting spree on a year ago.

Young said the timing is significant because it's been two months since a former NIU student killed five people and himself as well as wounding more than a dozen others Feb. 14 at the DeKalb campus. April 16 is also the one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings.

The forum will focus on ways residents can help reduce gun violence and state legislation the organization is pushing in Springfield, Young said.

Young said Naperville was chosen to host the event because of the support residents have shown for the organization's legislative agenda. Universal background checks for all gun purchases and limiting the capacity of ammunition clips are the two main legislative pieces the group is pushing.

"We polled up and down the state and we also polled in three specific state Senate districts in DuPage County," Young said. "What we found was overwhelming support for these bills from the people, but the legislators tend to vote with the gun lobby."
That didn't sit well with Senator John Millner:
State Sen. John Millner, a Carol Stream Republican, said Young is wrong about the legislative support.

"The three senators from that area are for the ammunition clip thing," he said. "Plus, I co-sponsored that bill and it's passed the Senate, so I don't know what he's talking about."
Yes, John--we know about your treachery, as well as your "A+" grade from the NRA--interesting that you would want to discuss that.

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) is urging gun rights advocates to be there to get the pro-freedom message out.
The San Francisco-based “Legal Community Against Gun Violence” (LCAV) will be holding a gun control rally in Naperville on Monday, April 14, 2008.

The LCAV plays a crucial supporting role in Chicago Mayor Daley’s attempts to take your guns away from you. California lawyers write the actual legislation designed to ban and confiscate your guns, tax your ammunition, ration your ammo purchases and register you like a sex offender.

It’s time for Illinois gun owners to tell these Californians, “MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!”

Here is what you need to do:

1. Gather up all your firearm owning friends and assemble at the Naperville Campus of NIU, 1120 East Diehl Road, Room 101C, Naperville, IL. The campus is on the south side of Diehl Road, approximately 1/8 mile west of Naper Boulevard. Plan on arriving no later than 6:45 PM.

2. If you still have your iGOLD t-shirts or hats, wear them. If you have NRA or ISRA hats, wear them. DO NOT bring signs or other items that might get you kicked out before this thing gets under way.

3. Be advised that you will be in close proximity to people that hate your guts because you own guns. They will attempt to insult you and provoke you. Stand your ground, challenge their every assertion. Freedom is at stake here.

4. Please distribute this alert to all your gun owning friends and post it to every Internet bulletin board to which you belong.

If you live anywhere near Naperville, don't let the citizen disarmament tyrants monopolize the discussion.

I just noticed that Days of Our Trailers covered this, as well.

So has War on Guns.