Huntley Tea Party Gun Conrol Forum Tonight Taking on Life of Its Own

Here are the latest details of tonight’s event at the Huntley Park District Building, where both candidates for the 14th District congressional seat–Randy Hultgren and Joe Walsh–will be courting Republican primary voters, as will State Senate candidate Karen McConnauhay and State Rep. Tim Schmitz, who represents the Kane County part of the Huntley area now.

Public Forum on the 2nd Amendment and Conceal Carry

Note: Since the original Announcement we are proud to tell you that Congressman Joe Walsh will be joining our Panel.

In addition, Congressional Representative Randy Hultgren, State Representative Tim Schmitz and Kane County Board President Karen McConnauhay will also be joining us.

The Huntley Area Tea Party will present a Public Forum on Tuesday September 27th on the Subject of the 2nd Amendment and the Right of Citizens to Conceal Carry. This will be held in the Willow Room at the Cosman Cultural Center in Huntley, Illinois, starting at 6:30pm.

Featured Panel members will be:

  • State Representative Mike Tryon (co-sponsor) of the bill to enable Conceal Carry in Illinois
  • Bill and Jennifer Jenkins from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Richard Pearson the Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA)


A map to help people find the Huntley Park District Building.

Each panel member will present their views on these issues along with specific reasons and facts supporting their views. The panel will then take questions from the audience.

By presenting both sides of this controversial issue we hope to provide the public with factual information and stimulate meaningful and respectful discussion.

Speaker Bio

  • Bill Jenkins is the father of 16 year old William Jenkins, a murder victim, killed during the robbery of a fast food restaurant in Richmond, VA in 1997. A Professor at Dominican University, Bill is the author of the acclaimed book What To Do When The Police Leave: A Guide To The First Days of Traumatic Loss (WBJ Press). Bill is a nationally recognized expert on gun violence statistics and victimization by firearms.
  • Jennifer Bishop Jenkins is the sister of Nancy Bishop Langert, who along with her husband Richard and their unborn child, were murdered in Winnetka, Illinois in 1990. They were killed by a teen who reported doing it for the “thrill” of it who “just wanted to see what it would feel like to shoot someone.” Inspired by her sister Nancy’s dying words of love, Jennifer spent the last two decades advocating for violence prevention and to support crime victims. Together Bill and Jennifer speak all over the nation on victim issues and violence prevention. Jennifer retired from a 25 year teaching career in 2005 to become the National Program Director for Victims and Survivors for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. She now runs a statewide victim’ rights campaign in Illinois and advises the US Congress and US Sentencing Commission on victims’ issues. Jennifer and Bill live in Northfield, Illinois with their two daughters.

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