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Indiana: South Bend Common Council to Consider Ban on Right-to-Carry!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Please Voice Your Opposition Today!

On Monday, June 23, the South Bend Common Council is scheduled to consider a proposal to ban the possession and carrying of firearms on all city-owned property, even by Right-to-Carry permit holders. While details of the proposal are not currently available, it is clear that from prior committee discussion, the full Council will consider a measure that will restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners and render them defenseless against criminal attack.

Just last year, Governor Mitch Daniels (R) issued an Executive Order allowing law-abiding gun owners to possess and carry firearms in State Parks. Since enactment of the Executive Order, there hasn't been a single incident involving lawful possession and carrying in State Parks, yet the South Bend Common Council is moving forward with its proposal.

Please make every effort to attend Monday night's meeting and strongly encourage the Common Council to protect your right to defend yourself and your loved ones by rejecting this measure. Regardless of whether or not you can attend, please contact the Common Council members listed below and urge them to oppose this misguided proposal.

Bear in mind, if enacted, this ordinance would apply to all gun owners, not just those living in South Bend!

Meeting details:
Monday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.
227 West Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, Indiana 
www.southbendin.gov

1st District
Derek Dieter 
Home: 574-243-5657 
Cell: 574-532-2200
Email: ddieter@southbendin.gov

2nd District
Henry Davis Jr. 
Phone: 574-235-5983
Email: hdavis@southbendin.gov

3rd District
Thomas Lafountain
Home: 574-289-9862 
Voice: 574-235-5981
Email: tlafountain@southbendin.gov

4th District
Ann Puzzello 
Home: 574-234-1834 
Voice: 574-235-5978
Email: apuzzell@southbendin.gov

5th District
David Varner 
Home: 574-291-1798
Office: 574-291-8022
Email: dvarner@southbendin.gov

6th District
Oliver Davis 
Home: 574-288-4623 
Voice: 574-235-5986
Email: odavis@southbendin.gov

At Large (President)
Timothy Rouse 
Home: 574-233-4049
Voice: 574-232-6872
Email: trouse@southbendin.gov

At Large
Al Kirsits
Home: 574-287-6529
Voice: 574-235-5980
Email: akirsits@southbendin.gov

Karen White

Home: 574-289-5765
Voice: 574-235-5985
Email: kwhite@southbendin.gov

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