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Friday, November 21, 2008

Alert: Cook County, IL needs help

Almost a year ago, I discussed here and in subsequent posts a campaign on the part of the most rabidly pro-citizen disarmament Cook County Commissioners (which is rather a lot of them) to make Cook County's gun laws even more insanely draconian than they are now (it actually takes some imagination to even come up with ways for that to be possible--but they're creative when it comes to disarming the law abiding).

That endeavor didn't go anywhere, thanks in large part, I have to believe, to the resistance of concerned citizens.

Now, however, the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) reports that they're trying again, but on a different tack:

ISRA Alert: County County Phone Poll For Gun Control Ordinance Is Still Active

Larry Suffredin and his cohorts on the Cook County Board are up to their old tricks again.

In order to justify passage of gun control ordinances designed to close all gun shops and ban and confiscate most guns owned by citizens of the county, the Cook County Board is conducting a telephone poll where callers can vote for or against the gun control ordinances.

Like everything else in Cook County, this poll is probably rigged. So, it’s very important that you do the following:

1. Call 1-312 -603-6400 and select Option #1 when prompted. At the next prompt, select Option #1 again. Then, when prompted to vote on the gun control ordinance, press #2.

2. You should also forward this alert on to all your gun owning friends and have them vote too.

3. You should also post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards or blogs to which you belong.


Let’s beat Suffredin at his own game! And, save your guns.
Your help would be much appreciated.


Watchful said...

Put me down for a few votes. Some of these telephone polls will use verifications so they can rule out multiple calls from a single line, so make sure to call from as many different phones as possible.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Thanks, watchful.

Good point about the multiple phone lines--I should have brought that up.

Anonymous said...

What is stoppimg them from changing the meaning of the buttons ?

Sam W

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

What is stoppimg them from changing the meaning of the buttons ?

Nothing, I suppose, but they haven't done so yet.

azurevirus said...

Hiya..Im sure in your county there must be alot of ppl owning guns..now probably would take some time after work/weekends to drive around and get as many signatures from the ppl in your county against this campaign..get some friends and cars and hit it hard..maybe organize some protests..post signs in shops favoring your position..rent a billboard or two..have some magnetic signs made up put on your cars....I dont know all the particulars here or anything but dig up facts on crimes in the county..especially bad ones involving home break-ins..robberys..anything that can support your gun rights..just a few ideas..even if it gets passed ..keep hammering on it..they will rethink it all come elections...Azurevirus n' Tn

Anonymous said...

Sorry Darrel, but if they could think, we wouldn't be here.