March 10, 2011 is the day, Springfield is the location, IGOLD is the event.
So what is IGOLD? Simply put, it's a planned day for IL gun owners to speak with their Senators, Representatives and other elected officials (don't count on Gov. Quinn to make himself available) about the state of the Second Amendment within IL.
We get to ask them why IL is one of only two states without a provision for legal and responsible citizens to carry a concealed firearm.
We get to push them about the FOID card and ask why we even have it in the days of instant checks for firearm purchases. (It is my opinion that it exists solely to track gun owners in the event IL wants to come looking for your guns; since gun registration is un-Constitutional, they are registering owners)
We get to tell them that Chicago's continued violation of citizen's rights are not going unnoticed. Even after McDonald v Chicago there are multiple, ridiculous restrictions on firearms in Chicago homes.
We'll get to meet and talk with like minded folks from around the state about guns, shooting and hunting.
All these things and more.
Illinois continues to be one of the worst states in the country for gun owners, but we can improve things for ourselves and future generations to come if we make our voice heard.
If you are an IL resident that owns firearms (or think you might like to one day) then you should attend if at all possible. For more info, please visit the link below: