Valinda Rowe is the spokesperson for IllinoisCarry.com, an all-volunteer grassroots action and discussion forum dedicated to advancing the Right to Carry in Illinois.
Valinda is active in working with state legislators, Illinois State Police, as well as the Governor and his Staff. She has assisted in forming Second Amendment Foundation lawsuits in IL, is the 2011 CCRKBA Grassroots Activist of the Year.
She is also a firearms instructor and range safety officer. Having been the target of a mentally ill family member for years, Valinda is now dedicated to educating others in the safe use of firearms, empowering them with the ability to protect themselves and their families.
Our mission statement:
IllinoisCarry is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational information about the lawful acquisition, possession, and carrying of firearms in Illinois as well as actively preserving, protecting, and advancing the Second Amendment Right to Carry for personal safety of self and others. Our online discussion forum provides a central location for sharing important information pertaining to the current Firearm Owner Identification Act and the IL Firearm Concealed Carry Act. The forum also provides a central location for firearm instructors to post listings of the courses they offer. You will find our team of volunteers are on top of everything firearms related within the state of Illinois and the nation with up to the minute news and information you need to be a knowledgeable and responsible firearm owner.
Our leadership team, in partnership with the Illinois State Rifle Association, the NRA, and the Second Amendment Foundation, is on the forefront of forming and implementing policy. We are also very proud to have helped prepare and participate in numerous lawsuits challenging unfair laws, rules, and regulations that deprive honest, law-abiding citizens of their Constitutional rights. IllinoisCarry vows to continue to challenge infringements on behalf of Illinois residents and those who travel in and through our state.