Vote "No" to New Public Gun Range
  • Petitioned Lawrence Elster

This petition was delivered to:

Village of Lincolnwood, IL: Board of Trustee's
Lawrence Elster
Village of Lincolnwood, IL: Board of Trustee's
Thomas Heidtke
Village of Lincolnwood, IL: Board of Trustee's
Nicholas Leftakes
Village of Lincolnwood, IL: Board of Trustee's
Jesal Patel
Village of Lincolnwood, IL: Board of Trustee's
Renee Sprogis-Marohn
Village of Lincolnwood, IL: Board of Trustee's
John Swanson
Village of Lincolnwood, IL: Board of Trustee's
Gerald Turry

Vote "No" to New Public Gun Range

    1. Stop Gun-Range
    2. Petition by

      Stop Gun-Range

      Lincolnwood, IL

The Village board is about to approve a major change to current zoning law to allow for a New 16-Lane Public Gun Range and Store in Lincolnwood. This change downgrades existing law from a ½ mile buffer zone around schools and parks to 800 feet!

This affects School District 74 and the Parks & Recreation facilities in many locations; including Todd Hall (PreK-2nd), Rutledge Hall (3rd- 5th), and Lincoln Hall (6th-8th), several parks and the new bike path. (see image)

This is a major change to existing law with little or no input from the village residents and community.

Current Law: No gun shops within 1/2 mile of school, park, or residence
Proposed Law:
Reduces this distance down to 800 ft.

Please help us take action in 3 ways:

1. Sign this petition to the Board of Trustee's & share it with your family and friends

2. Go to the Plan Commission Meeting at 6900 N Lincoln Ave in the Council Chambers Room:

           -   September 4th @ 7:00pm : Come & address YOUR concern (Last chance!)
     

3. Contact the Village Trustee’s to express your concern

http://www.egovlink.com/lincolnwood/staff_directory_info.asp?org_group_id=183

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Lincolnwood gun shop source of guns used in Chicago crimes

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Chicago Sun-Times reports the top ten sources for firearms purchased within one year of a crime for guns recovered in Chicago.

      Store name # of guns % of all guns
      Chuck's Gun Shop, Riverdale 268 19.49%
      Midwest Guns, Lyons 113 8.22%
      Westforth Sports, Gary 68 4.95%
      Sporting Arms & Supply, Posen 52 3.78%
      Pelcher's Shooters Supply, Lansing 46 3.35%
      Gat Guns, East Dundee 44 3.20%
      Shore Galleries, Lincolnwood 39 2.84%

      http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/14715658-418/chicago-gangs-dont-have-to-go-far-to-buy-guns.html

    2. Bad news

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Because of the lack in anti-range support last night, the Plan Commission saw no problem or concern from the community and approved the variances. They gave the approval to move forward and build the gun range.

      There is a Lincolnwood City Board Meeting on September 4th at 7pm. If you still feel strongly about this issue and want to protect the Lincolnwood community, this will be your last chance to voice your concern.

      September 4th, 7pm, Lincolnwood Village Hall

    3. TONIGHT IS THE MEETING!

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      TONIGHT,(Wednesday AUGUST 22 at 7pm at Lincolnwood Village Hall) there is meeting to determine the fate of the proposed PUBLIC 16-LANE SHOOTING RANGE in Lincolnwood -- WE NEED YOU!

      The head of the planning commission told the Sun-Times today that the close proximity of the gun range to the schools would benefit the students.

      http://skokie.suntimes.com/news/14625240-418/another-shot-at-commenting-on-lincolnwood-gun-shop-expansion-offered.html

      In addition Mayor Turry also backs the proposal! It appears he hasn't been listening to the community's input in this variance.

      Shore Galleries has a large group of pro-gun supporters who will likely be in attendance and voicing their opinions about guns versus the real issue: Changing laws to allow for a gun range to be put near a school, a park, a bike path; and adjacent to a shared wall studio space.

    4. Plan Comission Meeting tomorrow!

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Tomorrow night (AUGUST 22 at 7pm at Lincolnwood Village Hall) there is another meeting to determine the fate of the proposed PUBLIC 16-LANE SHOOTING RANGE in Lincolnwood -- WE NEED YOU!

      The head of the planning commission told the Sun-Times today that the close proximity of the gun range to the schools would benefit the students. http://skokie.suntimes.com/news/14625240-418/another-shot-at-commenting-on-lincolnwood-gun-shop-expansion-offered.html

      In addition Mayor Turry also backs the proposal! It appears he hasn't been listening to the community's input in this variance.

      Shore Galleries has a large group of pro-gun supporters who will likely be in attendance and voicing their opinions about guns versus the real issue: change in zoning laws.

    5. Lincolnwood shooting-range proposal goes back to plan panel

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Thank YOU for all your support so far! Check your email for a summary and progress from last night's meeting. Would love everyone's ideas and input on best practices and next steps. Unfortunatly we only had 10 speakers there last night and the Gun Shop had 30.... WE NEED YOU!! Please help us continue this effort and prepare for the next meeting on August 22 at 7pm.

    6. A Small Victory

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Thank YOU for all your support so far! Check your email for a summary and progress from last night's meeting. Would love everyone's ideas and input on best practices and next steps. Unfortunatly we only had 10 speakers there last night and the Gun Shop had 30.... WE NEED YOU!! Please help us continue this effort and prepare for the next meeting on August 22 at 7pm.

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. The Village will Vote Tonight at 7:30 pm!!

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for signing our petition. It is SOOO important that you come to the Village Board Meeting TONIGHT and address YOUR concern to The Board. They will be voting on this tonight! This is the only way we can stop this from moving forward and getting approved. Meeting is at 7:30, there will be limited seating so please arrive as early as possible. Thank you!!

    9. Illinois Gun Group is planning on bringing supporters..

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      We need your help! Illinois Pro-Gun Group is gathering supporters for tomorrow's meeting. Please be there to make sure OUR voices are heard and this does not get approved!!!

    10. In suburbs, gun range and shop expansions near Chicago trigger debate

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      The Chicagoland community is talking about our issue, and shares the progress on our petition! Tomorrow is the meeting-- please attend! We need YOU!

    11. WE NEED YOU on Tuesday July 17th!!!

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for signing this petition. The most important action we can take together to prevent the gun range from opening is to attend the board meeting on Tuesday, July 17th, at 7:30 PM, at 6900 N Lincoln Ave. The board will be voting on this issue!! We need your support. Please RSVP at the link below if you are planning on attending.

    12. Board Meeting Next Tuesday, July 17th, 7:30 PM, 6900 N Lincoln Ave

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      All Lincolnwood Residents please come! Bring your friends and neighbors who oppose this Gun Range and Mega Store.

    13. Reached 100 signatures
    14. Reached 50 signatures
    15. Skokie Patch Article

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Please be sure to share this with your friends and family. As the community is becoming informed, people are starting to discuss the issue.

    16. The Community Speaks

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      A concerned member of the community and member of the Parks and Recreation Board went the the Board of Trustee's meeting last week and spoke against the Gun Range. Please watch the video at the link below and you will see and hear many more reasons why we should NOT allow this gun Range. Judy begins at 1:25:25.

    17. Skokie Patch Article

      Stop Gun-Range
      Petition Organizer

      Please be sure to share this with your friends and family. As the community is becoming informed, people are starting to discuss the issue.

    18. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara Willerman LINCOLNWOOD, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Facility is inappropriate for Lincolnwood

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    • Margret Kropfli LINCOLNWOOD, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Chicago Sun-Times reports the top ten sources for firearms purchased within one year of a crime for guns recovered in Chicago.

      Store name # of guns % of all guns

      Chuck's Gun Shop, Riverdale 268 19.49%

      Midwest Guns, Lyons 113 8.22%

      Westforth Sports, Gary 68 4.95%

      Sporting Arms & Supply, Posen 52 3.78%

      Pelcher's Shooters Supply, Lansing 46 3.35%

      Gat Guns, East Dundee 44 3.20%

      Shore Galleries, Lincolnwood 39 2.84%

      http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/14715658-418/chicago-gangs-dont-have-to-go-far-to-buy-guns.html

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Lenore Handmaker LINCOLNWOOD, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      We have enough guns out there aready that are killing innocent people.

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    • sara dym LINCONLWOOD, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      it is very close to our childern school

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    • Mindy Viamontes CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I am an architect and worked on the design for West Ridge Elementary School which is less than 1/2 mile from the proposed site.

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