Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Bill Jenkins, a panelist at Sunday's gun control panel, discusses his stance in this letter to the editor.
Wednesday, January 23
To the Editor, I was the featured speaker at the New Trier Democrats’ event on gun violence last Sunday. Word had gone out from the Illinois State Rifle Association warning that this would be a “recruitment andorganizational rally” and “These are the people leading the charge to raid your gun safe and confiscateand destroy your guns. … These are the people who don't care if you or your family members are raped,robbed and murdered by violent criminals. They only care about one thing - disarming you.” Althoughnot at all true, it was with this incitement that gun advocates came from all over the state to our littleevent, loaded for bear, as it were. From the moment they hijacked the meeting’s agenda by turning the Pledge of Allegiance into …
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.