On February 14th, my post was titled “A Project for the Big 3“. Then I added a follow-up on February 17th (Is it Time to Revisit Cook County), and another mention on February 19th (Update on Cook County Ban). Right after the last post I was privy to a couple of emails that I think were not meant for my eyes, but they were from one of the big 3 organizations, and it appeared as though they were going to jump in and take on Cook County. Well it is now the 26th of the month and neither of the two clubs involved, the Midwest Historical Research Club or the Will County Historical Research & Recovery Association has heard a thing from anyone.
Apparently no one is going to pick up the ball, and that’s really sad. The situation begs for an organized, concerted effort, and in particular, money! Money so that an attorney can be hired (at least enough for the clubs involved to have an initial meeting with an attorney to find out what their options are). As I said before, it’s not always what you know, but WHO you know, and I feel certain there are attorneys in Cook county who are familiar with the players involved in creating this ban.
The Task Force for Metal Detecting Rights has not made any changes to it’s website since May of last year, but has at least $40,000 in it’s coffers, and would seem to be the one group that could help, but apparently they haven’t figured out a way. Then again, if you cannot find a way to say something, anything at all, to your members in 9 months, maybe that’s a good thing.
I will keep you posted if and when I hear any more on this particular situation. If you care to know more of the details please see my earlier posts…..
Many thanks to Eddy Current and Ralph Smith for the following info…..
AT FIRST EXCITED
When I first saw these headlines I was ready to throw a party, but calmed down some after reading it. I will leave it’s conclusions up to you…..