If you like the idea of breaking stereotypes, there are two easy ways to help. First, if you live in the Chicago area, consider volunteering your own time to talk to people this weekend; local Chicago grassroots activists have stepped up to take over more and more of the local Chicago events, but more are always welcome. If you can't make it, or you simply live too far away, Illinois Carry is still accepting donations to pay for printing and booth rental. Unlike anti-gun groups who can count on the Joyce Foundation for easy money, pro-gun groups in Illinois operate on shoestring budgets, so donations are always welcome.
I'm not kidding about the donations, folks. There's no one making a salary at Illinois Carry; all the group's projects are funded by passing a hat in its forums. If you can spare a few dollars, you can have a big impact. These local Chicago projects are beginning to be taken over from the usual Illinois Carry suspects by local Chicago activists working in their own neighborhoods. In short, we may be seeing the beginning of a movement.
- David Codrea fails to be happy that the most important woman in the world, Kate Gosselin, shot a gun on a TV show: Gunning for Jon & Kate Plus 8
- Daniel White reports on a case in which a felon had his gun rights restored--twice:
Court restores gun rights to felon, some worry about precedent set
- Dave Workman takes on the thorny issue of restoring rights in general: Should felons' gun rights be restored . . . ever?
- Gene German continues to document gun rights on the march in Wisconsin: Illegal local ordinances defeated