Defend Illinois is proud to announce a new product to Illinois concealed carry activists. This single-sided informational card is offset printed on high quality business card stock. The offset printing process yields the higher quality print than a digital print you find at lower end print houses.
The front of the card plays off the No Guns No Money cards by showing the same gun, but replacing the red slash with a green circle of approval. The logo is bolstered on each side by the text: “THANK YOU”. The lower portion continues the sentiment: “Thank you for respecting my right to self defense. I am choosing to spend my money at your business over those who deny my the right to protect myself and my family.”
While cards like these are not as prevalent as the No Guns No Money cards, the serve an equally important role. Remind business owners that by taking no action (not installing a sign), they have not offended anyone, and are able to respect my right to self defense. Also, these cards in the early days of concealed carry in Illinois are being used to head off the advances of the gun control advocate’s fear tactics to get as many No Guns signs up as possible.
Defend Illinois is proud to announce a new product to Illinois Second Ammendment supporters. This two-sided informational card is offset printed on high quality business card stock. The offset printing process yields the higher quality print than a digital print you find at lower end print houses.
The front of the card seeks to not offend a potential anti-gun business owner, showing him a familiar image of a gun with a red slash. This well known image is centered between the large text reading: “NO GUNS”. The lower third begins the dialog, reading: “I saw your sign, and had to leave your business. Turn over to learn why you should remove your sign.”
The reverse side reinforces the mental image of a customer leaving his place of business with a stack of $100 bills and the same red slash. This non-wallet friendly image is surrounded by the large test: “NO MONEY”. Left of the graphic reads: “Your sign turns away law abiding citizens. Your sign is bad for your business. Your sign does NOT deter criminals.” While the right side reflects on gun owners, reading: “State law requires that: I am NOT a felon, I am 21+ years of age and background checked, I am certified in firearm use, and applicable laws. Finally, the cards poses a final question: How much do you know about your OTHER customers? IllinoisCarry.com”
Cards like these have been used in other states, and have turned the tables on the gun control lobby. Anti-gun advocates have convinced many business owners they needed to “protect” themselves from law abiding citizens who bring guns into their businesses. These cards are meant to remind shop owners that law abiding gun owners are just that, LAW ABIDING. Purchase your No Guns No Money cards in our online store.
Defend Illinois [dot] com will be launching it’s online store soon. We will be offering Illinois gun owners products to make their voice heard. The flagship product being the No Guns No Money cards that have been distributed via the IllinoisCarry.com forums up to this point.
The defend Illinois website is the first step in the direction to make these cards and other products easily available in the future. Multiple vendors are being investigated, and new logistical options are in the works.
Rest assured corners will not be cut, and the quality of the products are a primary concern. Representing Illinois gun owners is so important, and we hope to provide a positive impact to the recipents of our products.
*Update* The defend Illinois website is being updated, and payment systems are in place and working. We are researching new suppliers for our printing needs, we are getting samples and trying to find the best quality for your dollar. We are also looking to bring new products to the gun owners of Illinois.