Tuesday, August 28, 2007

ISRA Alert for Tuesday, August 28

ISRA suggestions for Tuesday, August 28:
Ways to show your support for the Second Amendment
As you know by now, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, with assistance from some anti-gun organizations, continues his misguided attack on your right to keep and bear arms on Tuesday, August 28, with some protests in selected cities in the United States.  Jackson has called for events in 25 cities, it looks like there might be about 15, including two in Illinois.

In Springfield, the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence is going to stage a protest about the Virginia Tech massacre by lying on the ground.  This in spite of the fact that in the months since the event, Federal and State legislation has been passed that would prevent a mentally unbalanced person, like the shooter in the VT incident, from buying a gun.

In the Chicago region, Rev. Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger are going to protest in front of DS Arms in the Barrington area.  There is no connection from top shelf rifles made for the law enforcement and civilian markets to criminal activity in Chicago.

In past activity this summer, ISRA has called for counter-protesters. In hindsight, ISRA has seen that liberal media air time of Jackson's protests is greater when there is a perceived conflict. This could work in favor of Jackson and his agenda to take away your right to own firearms.  Realizing this, ISRA has not called for counter-protesters since then. When no one shows up to oppose Jackson and Pfleger, the story does not play for long in the press, if at all. For Tuesday, August 28, ISRA is asking you to show your support for the right to keep and bear arms in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Be the Voice of the People: Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in support of the right to keep and bear arms.
  2. Support your local gun shop: Visit your favorite store on your lunch break or after work and make a purchase.
  3. Exercise your rights:  Visit your local range after work, sharpen your skills and your resolve.

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