My Wife this Morning on WLS Chicago for Concealed Carry


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swan hunter
February 6, 2008, 11:25 PM
My wife is spokesperson for IllinoisCarry.com
She sent out a news release about the murder of 5 women in Chicago the other day and was invited on the show this morning. She had her crap together and MADE ME PROUD! About 10 minutes long

I don't know if we will ever get this messed up state fixed but, it isn't for lack of trying!

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=574532&spid=17424

Then download the program

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ilbob
February 6, 2008, 11:40 PM
I just listened to it. She did good.

Samuel Adams
February 6, 2008, 11:46 PM
A darn good job. Give her a hug for me.

orionengnr
February 6, 2008, 11:49 PM
Your wife is a great spokesperson for 2A.

As a former Illinois resident, it is one of my great regrets that I could never voluntarily live there again due to their ludicrous 2A laws.

Perhaps that may change one day. :)

Keep up the good work.

Don Gwinn
February 7, 2008, 12:40 AM
Yeah, it's great, but it doesn't really belong here. I'm going to move this to General (it'll get more views there anyway.)
We'll leave a redirect here so no one misses it.

Tell your wife I said "Thanks."

And now I will nitpick the WLS . . . . well, the webmaster, since realistically, that's probably who wrote this. I'm glad they gave Mrs. Rowe a chance to present our side, but it does look like they, like a lot of people, think there are women walking around with Illinois CCW permits. There's no such thing, and there are certainly no women with CCW in Illinois except police officers with federal permits under HR218.
How do we avoid future incidents like the incident that went down in Tinley Park? Should more women be allowed to carry firearms for personal protection? Find out the answers to these questions and more when the www.Illinoiscarry.com spokeswoman Valinda Rowe joins Don Wade & Roma on February 6th. Download the podcast above.
It's ridiculous of me, I know, but it bugs me.

ColinthePilot
February 7, 2008, 01:47 AM
Outstanding. Congratulate your wife for me on a job well done! I have a friend who lives in Illinois, but unfortunately he'll be away for work on the Lobby Day.

good luck and keep up the good work!

Skirmisher
February 7, 2008, 09:20 AM
Good job! In Florida it was a woman Marian Hammer, who worked to get shall issue CCW and many more states women took the issue to the forefront. Now is the time for the great push in IL with the murder of those defenseless women at the Mall. Your wife sounds like she can be that leader at this time. Love the Bill number, 4544! People will really remember it.

Duncan223
February 7, 2008, 10:21 AM
How do we avoid future incidents like the incident that went down in Tinley Park? Should more women be allowed to carry firearms for personal protection?

I agree, that is a stupid statement considering it is illegal for women (or nearly anybody) to carry in Illinois.

romma
February 7, 2008, 10:41 AM
Your wife did outstanding swan!

#shooter
February 7, 2008, 11:42 AM
Bravo! She did great!

foghornl
February 7, 2008, 03:48 PM
OUTSTANDING!!!!

One thing I really appreciated...WLS radio..Chicago..Stickin' it to Emperor "DICK" Daley II in his own front yard!

Ohio's CCW law is still kind of screwy, but it IS getting better. I liked her point about having to stop at the state line, and put her defensive arms away, out of immediate reach.

Dihappy
February 7, 2008, 03:56 PM
AWESOME!

Im not from Ill, but say thank you to your wife for me.

1 state at a time :)

MarshallDodge
February 7, 2008, 04:09 PM
Good for her! She did a very good job of explaining the good side.

As an ex-resident I really hope you guys can get your law changed.

tuckerdog1
February 7, 2008, 04:14 PM
Very nicely done. And thank you WLS. Hope she reached a LOT of people.

Best of luck IL.

Tuckerdog1

greenflash107
February 7, 2008, 05:10 PM
She did great. I like the part about the current bill "4544" Thank her for me.

Slinger
February 7, 2008, 09:06 PM
We listen to WLS (Don & Roma) every morning. I caught the end of you wife's interview, looked over at my wife and raised my eyebrow at her. Been trying to talk her into getting her Indiana carry permit. I think the interview might have opened her eyes a little more.

hotpig
February 7, 2008, 09:10 PM
I love your wife.;)

txgho1911
February 7, 2008, 09:33 PM
So what is her full name. I think spelling will count in write in votes for POTUS.

Bobo
February 7, 2008, 09:57 PM
Your wife is a great spokesperson! She has a very nice sounding voice, she speaks clearly and at a good speed, and she has very good way of expressing her thoughts clearly and concisely.

I saved the audio file to my hard drive for future use. My state (VA) has very good carry laws, but just yesterday my wife told me a friend of hers is thinking about buying a gun and getting a concealed carry permit. I will ask the woman to listen to your wife's testimony. I think it may help to give her a gentle push in the right direction.

Bobo

catfish101
February 7, 2008, 10:03 PM
Nice job.

stellarpod
February 7, 2008, 10:42 PM
Simply excellent job! I wish all 2A spokesmen/women were as eloquent and persuasive.

stellarpod

buy guns
February 7, 2008, 11:15 PM
She did a great job!

I only have one complaint though: our state is called Illinois, not Ellanois! :)

hotpig
February 8, 2008, 12:11 AM
I only have one complaint though: our state is called Illinois, not Ellanois!


Depends upon what part of the state that you hail from. People in Chicago, ie every town north of I80 and east of 39 speak a weird dialect that is hard for us Southerners to understand.

ExtremeDooty
February 8, 2008, 05:21 AM
Great job. I really liked the way she kept referring to a self defense law rather than a concealed carry law.

mjrodney
February 8, 2008, 05:49 AM
We need more women to speak out like Valinda.

Good for her and my thanks go out to this young lady.

LSCurrier
February 8, 2008, 08:40 AM
Your wife is AWESOME!!!

I think she is exactly right and she used logic and reason to make her points.

You are a VERY LUCKY man!!!

Luke

fiVe
February 8, 2008, 12:54 PM
I listened to the interview. Some observations:

1) Swan Hunter you converted her and you "done" a good thing.

2) I have wrongly assumed IL was a lost cause. You, your wife, and IllinoisCarry.com have certainly given me reason to re-think that.

3) She did great! Calm, well-spoken, and a rock-solid position on firearms (ownership & CCW). Best wishes to IL. May the sensible voices get through and be successful in turning the state right-side up.


R/fiVe

romma
February 8, 2008, 02:27 PM
Kudos to the questioners for asking the right questions as well to set up the proper responses.

Lonestar49
February 8, 2008, 08:37 PM
...

Good-On-Her.. :)


Ls

Furncliff
February 8, 2008, 10:29 PM
Well done! Your wife is an excellent spokes-person.

rainbowbob
February 8, 2008, 10:55 PM
Swan Hunter: Your wife has got it goin' on! Excellent job. I will be playing this for my wife who is afraid of guns but is teetering. Every time she hears another story about an attack (like the ones in today's news) she says, "You know, maybe your'e right about carrying."

MikePGS
February 8, 2008, 11:06 PM
Very nice, great job and thanks for sharing :D

Tom Bri
February 9, 2008, 12:36 AM
I caught part of the show, at about 6:00 AM as I was driving home from work. It was great and I wanted to hear the whole thing.

Too bad it wasn't prime time.

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