MoveOn.org sent the following information. Those of us who would like to defend ourselves (like the people in 49 other states), hope this means the issue will be brought back in Springfield! Guess Mr. Goodman hasn’t heard about all the people being mowed down in Chicago or that concealed carry is about DEFENSE.
Below is an email from Lee Goodman of the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.
Dear Illinois MoveOn member,
When the Illinois legislature goes back into session on November 27, the NRA could try to make it legal to carry concealed weapons in Illinois. Don’t let them succeed.
The situation is urgent! Illinois is the only state in the U.S. that still does not allow people to carry concealed weapons. If the gun lobby succeeds, people will be able to carry guns on their persons, in cars, buses, and trains, in houses of worship, schools, libraries, stores, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, offices, and businesses in our state.
That’s why I created a petition on *****.org to the Illinois State Legislature and Governor Pat Quinn, which says:
We, the undersigned, oppose any ‘Concealed Carry’ legislation in Illinois that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in public, on their persons, in cars, buses, and trains, in houses of worship, schools, libraries, stores, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, offices, and businesses, or anywhere other than in their own homes.
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
We must take a stand against the violence that is terrifying neighborhoods across the country. We must act before there is more bloodshed like at Aurora, Colorado, Columbine High School, Northern Illinois University, Virginia Tech, and Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Please sign this petition to help stop the gun-violence juggernaut which has rolled over this country in recent years.
–Lee Goodman, Stop Concealed Carry Coalition
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