This is an email I received today...
I have to quickly tell you where this idea came from. I'm probably
not the genius you thought I was. If you know a little about
anti-gunners, you'll know they are ALWAYS trying to pass "one gun a
month" laws. Pretty self-explanatory - you can only buy one gun, or
one handgun, each month.
The excuse is to stop "gun trafficking" although everyone knows
criminals don't get their guns from gun stores and dealers. It's
really just a foot in the door law. Next it's one gun a quarter,
one gun a year, or one gun period.
That's not what I want to tell you about, though. Today I want to
tell you about a man from Illinois - a very unique man - a once
valuable asset to the self-defense movement. His name is John Birch
and his website was http://www.concealcarry.org. Concealed Carry, Inc. to
Based in Oak Brook, surrounded by some of the most factually
ignorant and sheepish people around, close to the heart of the beast
of a city Chicago - famed as the murder capital of the country for
some of recent years, John Birch and Concealed Carry, Inc, started a
John knew how to say exactly what he thought without mincing words,
and he had a talent at ******* people off on a regular basis. His
real strong suit was getting media attention. Media attention that
brought new allies to the gun rights battle.
John, with his FFL license, decided that to him One Gun a Month
meant something truly more noble - finding a person in need in
dangerous Chicago who could benefit the most from a FREE PISTOL.
One has to dig into the web archive to see John's handiwork, but
there it is. Media attention galore! National and even
international media attention. What did it do? Raise awareness of
the issue in Illinois.
The political and legal climate wasn't quite ready for such a move,
however. Concealed carry hadn't made it to as many states, the
Supreme Court had not yet ruled that yes the 2nd Amendment does
protect an individual right to own and carry weapons for personal
protection. There wasn't as much "container carry" in Illinois, and
certainly no Open Carry events to my knowledge up in Wisconsin.
But now, things are quite different. In Illinois, county-by-county
concealed carry is being acknowledged by county resolution. Some
counties have even pushed to get legislation passed to allow people
to carry. Police organizations and other highly-influential orgs
are publicly supporting concealed carry.
Wisconsin has passed it not once, but twice! Only to fall short one
and then two votes short of overriding anti-gun bigot
Gov. Jim Doyle's veto.
If you didn't see the survey over at ICarry.org, I'll tell you the
results have come in so far exactly as I expected. It's time to
call in the troops. The slow-to-act gun owners across Illinois and
Wisconsin needn't be fearful of being on the "losing" team any
Hopefully this was interesting to you. Hopefully we can honor the
memory of the original One Gun a Month giveaway with our own. If
things go well, it will have to be one gun for each Wisconsin and
Illinois. Then perhaps a third gun for out-of-state supporters.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to read this. Huge thanks goes to:
BulletStop Gun Shop for helping to make this all possible!!!
Shaun A Kranish
ICarry.org Executive Director
so what are you getting at??? are you just trying to inform people of the icarry site, or do you have some other point???
scorpio_vette wrote:so what are you getting at??? are you just trying to inform people of the icarry site, or do you have some other point???
I can only assume that most members here know about ICarry.
I think your asking me about my point??
That would be that they are giving away a gun-a-month to INCLUDE Wisconsin residents.
I figured there aren't too many members that would turn down a free gun. :celebrate
very nice i may just check that out since at the moment i cannot afford one its worth a try