2010 Chicago Freedom Rally – Episode #132

NOTE: Only place you can find the complete audio of 2010 Chicago Second Amendment Freedom Rally

The Second Amendment Freedom Rally 2010 was again in downtown Chicago right across from Mayor Daley’s office. Again this year Mayor Daley chose not to be in his office the day of the rally, but we are sure that his staff heard us loud and clear.

I spent quite a bit of time to bring you the audio from the rally and some money and I would appreciate your comments about the coverage. So please leave me comments here or send me a direct e-mail from the contact page. I would very much appreciate it.

Thank you to my friend Bill Stanczyk for again driving all away to Chicago with me to attend the rally. It definitely helped me from being bored on the two-hour drive each way.

Special thanks to the sponsors of the rally Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com

Speaker list:

Mike Weisman

Richard Pearson

Gerald Vernon

Dr, Paula Bratich

Charles Butler

Patricia L. Hill

Shawn Gowder

Rep. Deborah Halvorson

Four Plaintiffs and Attorney: David Lawson, Colleen Lawson, Adam Orlov, Otis McDonald & Attorney David Sigale

Frederick Collins

Valinda Rowe


Frederick Collins for Cook County Sheriff

Debbie Halvorson for Congress

William J. Lee for US Senate 2014

Chicago at the 2010 Second Amendment Freedom Rally

Photographer: Bill Stanczyk

Bill & Mark Vanderberg

Photographer: Bill Stanczyk

Mark Vanderberg & Frederick Collins

Photographer: Bill Stanczyk

Mark Vanderberg & Otis McDonald

Photographer: Bill Stanczyk

Valinda Rowe & Otis McDonald

Photographer: Bill Stanczyk

Click HERE to learn more about the United States Concealed Carry Association


SAFR – Episode #122

Please accept my apologies for such a long delay for this episode to come out. I have been having some technical problems with the computer I use to record and edit my podcast and just before I went back to work after being laid off I had some plumbing problems around the house that kept me from getting the episode helped.

This is though the second attempt at recording this episode. The first I felt I was a little too angry in the episode to release it. Some of things I was reading about the woman who left her gun in her purse and then tried to enter the courthouse just really irritated me and I decided not to release the angry episode.


Forgotten gun leads to Beecher woman’s arrest

ARMED CITIZENS OF CHICAGO – Miguel web site, he is A.C.O.CHICAGO on the forums


Interview with Valinda Rowe – Episode #121

Second Amendment Freedom Rally is this Friday June 26, 2009 and I am looking forward to it very much. As most of you know Chicago is my birthplace and every chance I can get to return and help the citizens of Chicago bring awareness to their loss of freedoms, I’ll be there.

TO: Mark

From: Valinda Rowe

Thank you so much for the interview! It really was a pleasure to talk with you.

I didn’t get around to mentioning all of our speakers but if you need to know who they are:

Featured speakerRalph W. Conner – CORE-Chicago
Richard Pearson – Ex. Dir. Illinois State Rifle Association
Mike Weisman – 1st Vice President Illinois State Rifle Association
Valinda Rowe – IllinoisCarry.com spokesperson and SAFR coordinator
Sean Horton – Militant Markman Podcaster fame
Laura Anderson – Allied Illinois Markswomen
Paula Bratich – Second Amendment Sisters
Mick Paskiewicz – IL chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Olivia Snow/Christos Dimoulis (duh-moo-lis) High School students
Father Thomas Janikowski – Knox County Rifleman, Priests and Patriots


Second Amendment Freedom Rally

Small Talk: Second Amendment Freedom Rally by Don Bekeleski

2009 Gun Rights Policy Conference St. Louis Missouri September 25 26th and 27th


What can I do? – Episode #118

Looking forward to getting out and doing some activism in June. South Bend’s Gun Buy Back is June 13, and then I get to attend the first annual Second Amendment Rally in downtown Chicago, June 26, 2009. Hopefully I will have a chance to meet some of my listeners at both of these locations.



Open carry Wisconsin picnic

GRRN , bumper stickers

GRRN Poster

Ruger Mark II Giveaway

Second Amendment Rally, Chicago, June 26, 2009