Monday, January 21, 2013
Boisterous members of the Illinois State Rifle Association filled the auditorium at the New Trier Democrats panel Sunday, often yelling at speakers. A mass email urged them to show up early so that their supports dominated the crowd.
Gun ownership advocates intentionally packed Sunday’s gun control panel by the New Trier Democrats, as pro-gun advocates — who were encouraged to come from across the state in a mass email from the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) — argued and yelled at panelists throughout the program. “Remember, this is our Lexington, this is our Concord,” the email read. “Be prepared to teach the gun controllers a lesson in liberty.” The email also encouraged attendees to arrive between an hour and half an hour early, to “ensure that there are more of OUR people there than THEIR people,” according to the email. That resulted in venue at the Glenview Police Station auditorium filling up, with many would-be attendees turned away at the door. The …
Panel hosted by New Trier Democrats heavily attended by pro-gun advocates.
The New Trier Democrats' panel on gun control turned raucous Sunday, with some members of the audience yelling and interrupting during the speakers. The panel, which was held at the Glenview Police Station auditorium, was entitled “Guns and Public Safety: Where We Stand After Sandy Hook,” and aimed to discuss issues related to guns, including legislation, victims, conceal and carry laws and the history behind the nation's current laws. The crowd, which was so big that many attendees were turned away at the door, was largely made up of National Rifle Association (NRA) members and other pro-gun advocates from around the state. Many were there because of an Illinois State Rifle Association email sent out asking members to come, and some were…
Thursday, July 28, 2011
New Trier Democratic Organization hosted a meet-and-greet with local Democratic politicians in Wilmette Wednesday.
The New Trier Democratic Organization (NTDO) hosted a meet-and-greet with North Shore Democratic politicians Wednesday night. Area residents got a chance to chat about the remapped 10th and 9th Congressional Districts at The Bottle Shop in Wilmette. Earlier: Proposed Congressional Map Splits Northern Suburbs, Some Communities to Get New Representatives Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Commissioner Larry Suffredin (D-13th District), as well as key staff members for Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) were on hand. Additionally, the Democratic candidates vying for Rep. Robert Dold's (R-IL) seat in U.S. Congress. Flip through Patch's photo gallery of the evening to read more about the event.