Friday July 11, 2008 from 11:00am – 1:00 pm at the
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St. in Chicago
The first rally of its kind in the history of Chicago!
Come celebrate the the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual right.
Join the launch of a renewed push for Concealed Carry legislation in Illinois!
Featured Speaker: Dr. Suzanna Hupp – Former Texas Legislator
Dr. Suzanna Hupp is recognized worldwide as one of the leading advocates for an individual’s right to carry a concealed weapon. In 1991, after leaving her gun in her car in order to comply with the law, Suzanna watched helplessly as both her parents, along with 21 others were gunned down in a mass shooting at a local restaurant. As a survivor of this tragedy, her impassioned calls for the right of citizens to self-defense have thrust her into the national debate on the right to keep and bear arms. Since the Killeen massacre, she has testified numerous times across the country for the restoration of the Second Amendment.
Event Details & Transportation
It is important that we put our best foot forward and present the best image of Illinois firearm owners – friendly, courteous, and respectful of the other attendees and our surroundings. Suggested attire is casual/business casual. The rally is outside on the plaza, bring sunscreen if you are so inclined. There is a food court in the downstairs portion of the Thompson Center if you need to grab a quick bite before or after the event. We have been instructed to keep the entrances to the Thompson Center clear and also that we stay out of the street and not cause a traffic hazard.
There are many ways to get to the Thompson Center via public transportation: CTA Trains and buses, Metra, Amtrak. Go to ChicagoRally.isra.org for more details.
Additional volunteers are needed for ground crew at the event, and will meet at 10:00 at the stage on the plaza. Contact Don Gwinn if you can help out, send mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to ChicagoRally.isra.org for more details.
Email questions to ChicagoRally@isra.org.