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Posted: 8/30/2003 4:23:20 PM EDT
Guys, although I'm from Texas I thought this was important enought to pay y'all a visit as a reminder.

Please go to the link below, read and get as many people as possible to show up for this court case. This one has very strong political implications. You guys need to be "heard" by the politicians.

Take a day off. This one's worth it.

Good luck.

keepandbeararms.com/information/XcIBViewItem.asp?ID=3605

CMOS
Link Posted: 8/30/2003 9:29:44 PM EDT
Thanks for posting the link. What this guy has gone through is beyond disgusting.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 5:41:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2003 5:53:33 AM EDT by CKMorley]
From Concealcarry.org.


ILLINOIS GUN OWNERS – YOUR TRIAL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN….TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th
 
Now is the moment for gun owners in Illinois to send a message to Cook County prosecutors that we are not going to tolerate being routinely prosecuted for transporting our weapons in Illinois.
 
Contact: John Birch, President, Concealed Carry, Inc., 630 660-3935 email: john@concealcarry.org
 
Our local "Black Man With a Gun," Roderick Pritchett is about stand and face felony charges in Cook County. Roderick could have copped a plea to a lesser offense, but he believes in gun rights passionately and has refused to compromise. He is risking it all….a fully felony conviction….and as people of conscience we must not let Roderick face this trial alone. Details of Roderick’s arrest follow in his own words and you will NOT believe how Roderick has been treated. As you read this, remember this could be you on the way home from the gun range....
 
(Full text at www.concealcarry.org)
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 5:46:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2003 5:53:55 AM EDT by CKMorley]
Pt 2

THE CALL TO ACTION
 
After nearly a year Roderick Pritchett’s Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons felony trial is upon us Monday, September 15th. We have to treat this just like the cops treat a trial of a cop killer. The cops PACK the court room sending a clear message to the jury. We must do the same for Roderick.
 
When you arrest one gun owner, you arrest all gun owners.
 
The Cook County Circuit Court needs to look like a well dressed NRA national convention just rolled into town. Hopefully we will have enough attend that the overflow will be in the hallway. The press will be invited as well. We have nothing to hide and do not fear the white light of the media on us.
 
As word spreads that gun owners will be at the trial security will ramp up significantly at the court house costing Cook County taxpayers additional thousands. For some reason, even though statistically we are the most background checked citizens in the state, when we gun owners come calling the cops get twitchy trigger fingers. So be it. This is Illinois after all where murderers get a free pass from the governor and gun owners get jail.
 
The trial will start on Monday, September 15th however that day will be primarily jury selection and instruction.
 
THE DATE: We need you in the flesh at 9:30am Tuesday, September 16th @
 
Circuit Court of Cook County
Room 108
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
847-470-7200
 
The trial begins at 10am; however we will assemble at 9:30am in front of the court and go through security together in a show of solidarity.
 
Coat and Tie is recommended, but slacks and shirt with collar would be fine. Your presence is what is needed MOST!
 
We will sit quietly and respectfully during the trial however there will be NO DOUBT who we are there to support.
 
PARTY: After Roderick is acquitted we will adjourn close by the court house to celebrate at a place TBD. We will pass the hat one last time for Roderick’s legal defense and present the money on the spot to both Roderick and attorney Walter Maksym.
 
Please pass this information on to gun clubs, organizations and to other like minded Americans.
 
If you can’t make it to the court house (yes, we know it is a work day for real Americans) and wish to donate you can send a check made out to WALTER MAKSYM and ASSOCIATES to:
 
Concealed Carry, Inc.
PO BOX 4597
OAK BROOK IL 60522-4597
 
Now is the moment for gun owners in Illinois to send a message to Cook County prosecutors that we are not going to tolerate being routinely prosecuted for transporting our weapons in Illinois. BE THERE or don’t complain when the blue lights come on behind you.
 
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