Thursday, September 8, 2011

Two Weeks Until The Gun Rights Policy Conference!

The 2011 Gun Rights Policy Conference is just two weeks away! It is hard to believe it is almost here. I've had my plane tickets and hotel reservations for months now and I'm ready to go.

The Illinois State Rifle Association will also be holding its annual meeting in conjunction with the conference. The conference will be held in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont which is near Chicago O'Hare Airport. In other words, in the belly of the beast!

If any of my readers are planning to attend, let me know either in the comments or by e-mail ( as I would love to meet you there. Of course, for those that can't attend, I will be blogging about the event and the speakers throughout the conference.

The release below from the Second Amendment Foundation has some updates on the speakers at the conference.
The 26th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference attracts over 700 leaders from across the country, including speakers Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms; Joseph Tartaro, president of the Second Amendment Foundation; Sandy Froman, former president of the National Rifle Association Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association and many others.

Also scheduled to speak: Attorney Alan Gura, winner of the landmark Second Amendment Heller, McDonald and Ezell cases; John Fund, Wall Street Journal and Fox News contributor; Larry Pratt, executive director, Gun Owners of America; Hawaii State Sen. Sam Slom, and gun rights leaders from New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Virginia, as well as international activists from Canada and Italy.

The Gun Rights Policy Conference offers an opportunity for grassroots gun rights activists from across the country to gather under one roof for the opportunity to network, exchange strategies and hear from national gun rights leaders on major issues relating to firearms litigation and politics.

This year's agenda includes panel discussions on, Gun rights litigation, the UN threat to gun rights, Federal and State legislative updates, Media Bias, Self-Defense and Right-to-Carry, Open Carry and Guns and the "Fast and Furious" Obama Administration fiasco.
If you don't know, the conference is FREE. You will come home with a stack of books and other gun rights material that is at least a foot tall plus a wealth of knowledge that you won't get anywhere else. The only requirement is that you register for the conference. You can pre-register by going to this link.


  1. Hello John, I will be attending. I'm a Chicago resident so I won't be staying at the hotel but will be commuting from downtown each day. It would be a pleasure to meet you so I hope our paths cross! I'm a big fan of your blog. - Michael Tallitsch

  2. @Michael: Thanks for the kinds words and I'm looking forward to meeting in person. I assume there will be receptions on both Friday and Saturday nights so our paths should cross.