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Second Amendment Meeting Held Monday

Second Amendment Meeting


A number of residents turned out for a meeting Monday night at the Carmi Lions Club concerning the Second  Amendment referendum that will be on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.

The referendum states, the people of White County are opposed to all attempts by the Illinois General Assembly to infringe upon the right of people to keep and bear arms. Those attending the meeting were urged to vote yes on the referendum by Mike and Valinda Rowe, local Second Amendment advocates, who reside in Enfield.

The meeting turned into a political forum, as the Rowes expressed their concerns, and basically endorsed incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner, who they said has a FOID card and supports the Second Amendment.

They expressed concern about the Democratic candidate, J.B. Pritzker who has gone on record on supporting a gun tax and called for banning the sale of handguns.

The Rowes dismissed the other two candidates for governor.

White County Sheriff Doug Maier was recognized during the meeting for his role in the endorsement of concealed carry laws by the Illinois Sheriff’s Association.