Saturday, February 16, 2008

ISRA Alert - Update on McHenry County

ISRA Alert:
Update on McHenry County

McHenry County - Full Board Vote Postponed
McHenry County Sportsman's Association President Lee Lexow was notified that the McHenry County Board has pulled the 2nd Amendment Resolution from the agenda on Tuesday, February 19 out of respect for the mourning families. They will be taking up the issue at a date to be determined. Lee will still be at the Lakemoor Gun Show on Sunday as previously noted.

Please do not go to the Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, expecting a board vote on the 2nd Amendment Resolution.

ISRA Alert - County Resolutions

ISRA Alert:
County Resolutions on the Move!

Attention LaSalle County & McHenry County Firearms Owners!

LaSalle County - Committee Action
The LaSalle County Legislation and Rules Committee met on January 17 and discussed the resolution supporting the 2nd Amendment that was brought to them by an ISRA member.

That committee is seeking citizen input in order to help them make a decision. In an article appearing in the January 18 Ottawa Times, two committee members came out in support of an Assault Weapons Ban. George Gruenwald (D-LaSalle) voiced support of an AW ban as did Tom Ganiere (D-Ottawa) who said that he did not feel that the Framers ever envisioned “assault weapons.”

The next meeting of the Legislation and Rules committee is Feb 19 at 9:00 am. If you live in LaSalle County, please contact the committee members below and express your support for the Resolution and ask them to forward it to the full board for consideration.
Don Jordan D-Streator 815-672-5879
Allen Erbrederis R-Somonauk 815-498-9675
Tom Walsh D-Ottawa 815-434-6750
Dan Flanagan D-Mendota 815-539-9028
Richard Scott D-Ottawa 815-433-4962
Tom Ganiere D-Ottawa 815-433-4457
George Gruenwald D-La Salle 815-223-4507

McHenry County - Full Board Vote
McHenry County Sportsman's Association President Lee Lexow and Rich Young (both are ISRA members!) have worked hard to introduce the 2nd Amendment Resolution in McHenry County.

The Law & Justice Committee of the McHenry County Board passed the 2nd Amendment Resolution out of committee on a 6-0-0 vote. It now heads for a full board vote on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:00pm, at the McHenry County Courthouse Annex, 2200 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock, IL 60098.

There is expected to be a number of anti-gunners at the board meeting. Firearms owners who live in McHenry County are encouraged to attend and show support for the 2nd Amendment.

Because there is a large turnout expected, Lee Lexow has announced a meeting at the Lakemoor Gun Show on Sunday, February 17 at 10:00am, at the table staffed by McHenry County Sportsman's Association. The purpose of the meeting is to organize and coach people that would like to speak at the County Board Meeting. McHenry County residents are invited to the meeting to meet with Lee Lexow and their fellow firearms owners.