Springfield, IL - "Concealed Carry Now!" was the chant as several thousand people marched through Springfield Wednesday. People from all around Illinois turned out for the annual Gun Owner Lobby Day (I-GOLD). Gun owners from different backgrounds rallied to hear about the latest legislation in the Illinois General Assembly targeting gun owners, firearms and and ammunition. They also heard stories from women who have been involved in violent situations where they used a gun to keep themselves safe. They also heard stunning stories where people where victims to violent crime where it could have been solved had they been allowed to carry a firearm. After the meeting at the Prairie Capital Convention Center the large crowd marched down Adams Street to 5th, then down to the Capital to lobby lawmakers. Illinois is the only state that bans carrying firearms either open or concealed.
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