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Illinois State Rifle Association Advises Avoid Chicago, Vacation in Wisconsin Instead
Ammoland ^ | 13 July, 2012 | ISRA

Posted on 07/13/2012 3:35:40 PM PDT by marktwain

CHATSWORTH, Ill --(Ammoland.com)- For the second year in a row, the ISRA is advising subscribers to its alert service to write Chicago out of their summer vacation plans because the city is just too darn dangerous to visit.

This safety advisory comes as Chicago experiences an unprecedented upswing in violent crime.

Although city officials and the Chicago media would like people to believe that the surge in violence is limited to Chicago’s gang-infested neighborhoods, ISRA members who are also Chicago police officers report that criminals of all sorts have notched up their efforts in every corner of the city.

These members report that crimes ranging from pick pocketing to aggravated assault are becoming very commonplace in areas once considered safe for families and tourists.

As one officer put it, “Don’t come to Chicago this summer unless you want to get beaten and robbed.”

“Putting the bad economy aside, there’s a couple of major reasons for Chicago’s rising tide of violent crime,” commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson. “First off, criminals are fully aware that Illinois’ prohibition on concealed carry gives them the upper hand.

Second, Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent McCarthy are in a hopeless state of paralysis over what to do about violent crime. This is a recipe for disaster. Criminals know you can’t legally protect yourself, and they know that Chicago law-enforcement officials haven’t a clue about what to do to protect good citizens from harm. Criminals are taking advantage of a bad situation – and doing a good job at it.”

“In clear conscience I cannot recommend that anyone vacation in Chicago this summer,” continued Pearson. “Tourists are like sitting ducks and mobs of violent criminals have shown that they are brazen enough to attack anywhere, any time – even along the Magnificent Mile. I suggest that folks consider Wisconsin as a vacation destination this year. Fresh air, sunshine, friendly people – all waiting just a short drive across the border. And, although Illinois residents cannot take advantage of Wisconsin’s newly-attained concealed carry status, the general air of civility fostered by concealed carry is certainly another reason to vacation with our neighbors to the north!”

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org

About: The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners Visit: www.isra.org


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; il; wi
It is very unusual for a state organization to recommend vacations in another state.
1 posted on 07/13/2012 3:35:52 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I’m wondering why anyone would vacation in Chicago in the first place? To my mind that’s the kind of place you want a vacation FROM, not a place you’d go to for a vacation.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 3:38:44 PM PDT by MeganC (If you are hell-bent on delaying maturity you will likely succeed.)
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To: MeganC

True dat!


3 posted on 07/13/2012 3:41:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: MeganC

visit Uganda! I mean Chicago.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by brivette
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To: MeganC

I took the family to Chicago in 2000 for a vacation and found it to be full of great things to do. Today, I’d probably not do it. We were there for fireworks on the Fourth @ Navy Pier, made it to a Cubs game via the subway, did the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum, went to the Museum of Science and Industry via train & bus.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 4:33:09 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: marktwain

Illinois and Chicago not exactly high on the vacation list.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 6:08:09 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: tflabo

As I looked into my crystal ball the other day, I saw that Chicago will be another Detroit in the not to distant future.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 6:37:09 AM PDT by Progov
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To: marktwain
Pushing fear. A city is a city. All large cities have crime, New York, Moscow, Nice, you name it.

Fact is, all the folk visiting the Magnificent Mile come from Wisconsin and neighboring states. They don't go south to sightsee on Halsted.

8 posted on 07/14/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: MeganC
Why? It's a Midwest shopping and entertainment mecca.
9 posted on 07/14/2012 6:53:11 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: marktwain; hoosiermama; prairiebreeze; Bushbacker1; Chigirl 26; flaglady47; oswegodeee; ...
Chicago, warts and all, is a beautiful, magnificent place to vacation in the sunny summer.

It is world-class culture-wise, entertainment-wise, scenic beaches/azure-blue sparkling lake water/bobbing boats harbors-wise, sports events-wise, skyline-wise, fests and festivals-wise, shopping-wise, transportation-wise and hotels/motels/restaurants-wise.

The city's greatest burden is that it is voting-citizenry-dumb.

Leni

10 posted on 07/14/2012 7:16:11 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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