Update: The man ICarry members led authorities to catch, according to the Daily Herald, "Wisconsin Department of Corrections records show Gallatin is a convicted child sex offender. He was convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child in Kenosha County in July 2003."
I was writing this email to tell you that ICarry is launching a new membership program - full membership into our group!!! On July 4th, 2010, we celebrate freedom and the birth of our great country - the Declaration of Independence from tyrannical rule and the recognition of human rights such as life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. (The right to life means there's a right to protect it to - and our Second Amendment protects that right!)
As Illinois and Wisconsin take the final steps to join the 48 other states with concealed carry, on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling AGAINST Chicago's gun ban, we join together to be the final tipping point - the flash point - to once and for all see common-sense self-defense laws.
So get ready for fast changes! July 4th, 2010 is the day it begins. You don't have to wait if you don't want to, however, read below to see what we mean! I wish I could go into everything more, as there is way too much to tell, but this story just broke that you ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT MISS!!!
All I can say is WOW!! I don't have words for how pleased and proud I am at this moment. One of our members, who wishes to remain anonymous, became aware of this man through a forums post by one of our Founders Club members.
The wanted man, a Richard R Gallatin, is accused of ABDUCTING, ROBBING, and RAPING a woman in the Gurnee Mills parking lot in Gurnee, Illinois. When our new member read the story in our discussion forum and saw the picture of the suspect - he couldn't believe it - he and his family knew the man!!!!
Here is the story from ICarry.org's President and Lake County Coordinator, Joe Franzese:
A new Lake County member of ICarry.org, whom I know personally, and wants to stay anonymous, is being credited by F.B.I. and local agencies for the capture of Richard R Gallatin, accused of abducting, robbing and raping a woman in the Gurnee Mills parking lot in Gurnee Illinois.
Our member became aware of Mr. Gallatin while fishing at Zion State Park. During this time our member and his family thought of him as a charity case, seeing he was unemployed and living in a tent. The family bought him boots, pants and a cheap old cell phone to get employment. When our member saw the post by another member, it was the same guy!!!
A quick call and meeting with the F.B.I, our member was asked to be a decoy and call the offender to go fishing Wednesday night. He agreed to call and meet the man. After a short conversation, undercover Agents converged on the area.
It all worked out , our member is safe and the criminal is now in custody.
Congratulations new member, fine job!!!
I've grown very used to the forum as a place for tons of Illinois and Wisconsin citizens to interact who share values such as freedom, defending the Constitution, and the personal, family, and community responsibility of self- defense and stopping crime by resisting violent attack.
Our forums have been a fantastic place for us to discuss the kinds of things that our kind of people appreciate: inside-the-waistband or IWB holsters, flashlights, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, and the list goes on. We're a family, and today we celebrate members of our family leading the authorities to capture a man accused of very heinous crimes.
I was looking forward to telling everyone about our membership launch, but I'm so honored to bring this even better news!!! If you want to become a leader in the ICarry family and support our ongoing efforts, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on, then check out the Founders Club and join today as many others have. Show everyone how much you support the right to self-defense that doesn't end on your property line!!!
Give a round of applause for our members in catching someone who may be a very, VERY dangerous criminal!
Executive Director, ICarry.org