Second Amendment Foundation's Gun Rights Activist of the Year!
*****Last weekend, a few hundred hard-core civil rights activists gathered in Chicago for the Gun Rights Policy Conference to spend two days listening to grassroots activists and organizers, authors, scholars, lawyers, politicians and others speak about the state of "gun rights" in these United States. The authors talked about books, the lawyers talked about cases before the courts, and the activists, including Illinois Carry's own Spokesperson Valinda Rowe, spoke about activism . . . but first, the SAF had something to say about her: Valinda has been selected as the SAF's Second Amendment Activist of the Year.
The choice is an apt one; without Valinda Rowe and her steadfast husband, Mike, Illinois Carry would likely be unrecognizable. The SAF cited accomplishments like IGOLD, Right-to-Carry town hall meetings in Chicago and across Illinois, and the key role Valinda has played in recruiting plaintiffs who've made history in courtrooms from Springfield to Chicago to Washington, D.C.
Congratulations, Valinda Rowe, from all of us at Illinois Carry!
Words by Don Gwinn . . . Photograph by Chris Conmy.