More about SAFR

A bit of media coverage of this Friday’s Second Amendment Freedom Rally (SAFR), in Chicago:

Chicago Rally to Launch Renewed Effort to Pass Concealed Carry Legislation in Illinois

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring gun ownership to be a constitutionally-protected individual right, the ISRA and other gun rights organizations are renewing the effort to pass concealed carry legislation in Illinois. The official kick-off of the campaign will occur during a July 11, 2008 rally outside the Thompson State Building, located in the heart of Chicagos Loop.

The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Suzanna Hupp, D.C., former member of the Texas House of Representatives. Dr. Hupp is best known as the driving force behind passage of concealed carry legislation not only in her home state of Texas, but in many other states across the nation as well.

Dr. Hupp began her crusade for concealed carry after watching an armed madman murder her parents and twenty other people after crashing his vehicle into a crowded Lubys Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. Although Dr. Hupp was a gun owner, she stood helpless throughout the mayhem because Texas forbade her from bringing her handgun into the eating establishment. Later, after being elected to the Texas House, Dr. Hupp focused her energies on passage of a law guaranteeing the average citizen the right to defend self and family from harm with the most effective means of self defense – the handgun.

The horror that occurred that day in Lubys steeled Suzannas resolve to empower the people of Texas to defend themselves, commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson. Suzannas tireless efforts in Texas sparked a concealed-carry Tsunami that swept the nation. As it stands, only Wisconsin and Illinois continue to forbid their citizens from carrying defensive firearms. Her appearance at Fridays rally is designed to get Illinois on the road to joining the 48 other states whose legislatures have resolved that good, law-abiding citizens can be trusted to defend themselves.

RALLY INFO: The rally will take place on Friday, July 11th at 11:00 AM, sharp, in front of the Thompson State Building, Clark and Randolph Streets, Chicago. In addition to Dr. Hupp, representatives from organizations including Illinois Concealed Carry [it’s actually Illinois Carry], The Second Amendment Sisters, Pink Pistols, and the ISRA are scheduled to speak.

The ISRA is the states leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners. http://www.isra.org/

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