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Thread: Winnebago County Illinois Considering CC Resolution

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    The Winnebago County board is considering a resolution to authorize the sheriff to issue concealed carry permits for Winnebago County. There seems to be good support 15 of 28 board members have indicated support. There is a Sub-Committee meeting on June 10 at 5:30 at Memorial Hall (211 N. Main St. Rockford Illinois). They are going to open it up to discussion for 1/2 hour after every meeting (which will be every other tuesday at 5:30 at Memorial Hall.

    Here is an opportunity for someone good at public speaking on the right to self defense help turn a "right denied" state around.

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    This would also be great for the rest of the state. Maybe they will see how gun control only helps crime, and change their ways. Or maybe the Supreme court will get to it first.

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    One of the Winnebago county board members is asking for people to go to his website guestbook at www.fredwescott.com and to write letters in support of the concealed carry resolution.

    This is a chance for people outside Winnebago county, or even Illinois to write a letter in support of the resolution. You can read letters submitted on the website, your letter probably won't be posted immediately, mine wasn't, but soon.

    This could be the start of right to carry legislation in Illinois and eventually open carry legislation, besides open carry for just rural unincorporated areas.

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    I look forward to reciprocity with Winnebago County.

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    Anubis wrote:
    I look forward to reciprocity with Winnebago County.
    Yeah, but it won't work here in El Paso County. I want reciprocity with DuPage County, IL--where I grew up...:celebrate
    "For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V

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    Fred Wescott, has gotten a lot of email letters in favor of the concealed carry resolution. I sent mine even though I don't live in Winnebago county. Did you send yours? It doesn't ask for an address so everyone should send a letter of support, do your part to get carry started in Illinois. He will be bringing the letters to the county board meeting to show the support the resolution has.

    Go to his guest book at www.fredwescott.com

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    There was a Winnebago County Board meeting last night about 175 people attended. About 40 people spoke in reference to the CC resolution, only 2 opposed. Even the sheriff spoke in favor of it, and received a standing O. The county expects that when they start issuing permits the state may possibly sue.

    Two more board members have come on board saying they will vote in support.

    A lawyer has be arranged in event of a lawsuit. In board member Fred Wescotts words " Bring 'Em On"

    The vote on the resolution may still be a month or so away.


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    The support seems to be growing. It appears they have the votes presently to get the proposal before the full board. I can't wait for this one.:celebrate

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    The county board subcommittee is debating removing the statutory restrictions on where a permit holder may carry and leave it up to all local and private entities to decide for their own to allow carry or not.

    Of a 28 member board the proposal may get the support of around 23 or 24 members.:celebrate

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    That would be simply awesome!! I would like to see all 82 counties that have passed the 2A resolution pass county CC or even better, county CC and OC. Open revolt from 80%+ of IL counties would make a loud statement to Chicago, especially when Chicago and East St. Louis become islands of crime and insanity ... well, even more than they are now.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Wow! This is great! Never thought I'd see the day they would do that. (Once upon a time, I spent many years conducting business there) Just shows what persistance can do.

    Could be the only way to turn Illinois is to go county by county with permits. Wouldn't it be great to live in one of those counties and have reciprocity with other like minded counties in Illinois AND other states?! Imagine if this worked for all the counties that have passed resolutions! WOW! So what, let Madison, Cook, Champaign and the few other counties waller in crime with gun free zones.

    Way to go folks!

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    The CC resolution is supposed to come up for a vote before Labor Day I have heard.

    I hope this comes about and other counties follow Winnebago's lead.

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    junglebob wrote:
    The CC resolution is supposed to come up for a vote before Labor Day I have heard.

    I hope this comes about and other counties follow Winnebago's lead.
    Good luck Winnebago Co.!

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