The streets of Springfield and inside the Capitol saw hundreds of supporters of the Second Amendment April 25.
Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day, also known as IGOLD, is an annual event where gun owners, Second Amendment advocates, and lawmakers rally in support of the Constitution and protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
The group began their day in downtown Springfield, hosting a rally at the convention center. They then marched a half a mile to the Capitol, heard from various speakers, and met with their local lawmakers to discuss legislative issues related to the Second Amendment.
Illinois became the last state in the country in 2013 allowing for the carrying of concealed weapons. This, after a federal appeals court ruled in 2012 that the state must give law-abiding citizens that right.