Letter: Lawmakers: Pay attention to Constitution, voters


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 12:17 pm
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I thought readers would like to see what I sent to all of our fine Illinois politicians:

Most of my life I always knew there were two things that I would die for: my family and my country. Now there is a third. I would die to keep my right to own and bear arms.

As I grew up I never thought much about that right. I just knew that we had the right to bear arms. It is hard to believe that there are those who believe they can take that right away.

Even without the Constitution, God has given everyone the right to protect themselves, their families and their property.

I am sure you know that even if you take away a lawful citizen's rights to bear arms, criminals will still have access to any firearm they want.
Any skilled machinist can make any part he needs to build a firearm. And believe me, the criminals will know these people. Sadly, the lawful citizen will know them too. So now you have created more criminals out of law-abiding citizens who just want to protect what God and the Constitution gave them the right to do.

I would like Illinois to stand up and allow law abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms.

It is bad enough Illinois is the laughingstock of the country due to our financial situation. At least get us on par with the rest of the country when it comes to conceal carry.

Please, stand up for the Constitution and the law-abiding citizen who voted you in office.

Dennis L. Meiers,
Port Byron

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
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1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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