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NRA Day at the Range
Many new shooters assembled at the ISRA Open House. Some received instruction shooting a muzzle loading pistol for the first time. Our next Range Open House is scheduled for June 18, 2016!
Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Rally and March. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Springfield Illinois. Let your voice be heard!
Education - Range Shooing
It happens once a year at the ISRA Open House, also known as NRA Day, June 18, 2016. Many shooters, some of whom have never handled a firearm, enjoy hands on instruction with certified trainers.
The Largest Shooting Event in the Country
Education - Women on Target
The ISRA Women On Target
So with the opportunity to “bust some clays” at a NRA Women on Target shotgun shooting skills class, do you think she’d say no? No chance.
Hard Dog Day at the Range
Hard Dog Day at the Range
Junior Rifle Teams practice for the National matches at the ISRA Range in Bonfield. Look below to read Don Bekeleski's latest commentary posted September 17th!
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ISRA Headline News

Another Gun Free Zone Failure

Author: Mark (Admin)

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 1, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message

Press Release - ISRA Blasts Representatives Kelly and Quigley For Sponsoring 'Idiotic' Gun Control Bill


CONTACT: Richard Pearson, Illinois State Rifle Association, (815) 635-3198
WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org
CHICAGO - - The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):
Once again, gun-grabbing Illinois politicians are leading the charge in the never-ending campaign to abolish private firearm ownership. This time around, Reps. Robin Kelly (D-2) and Mike Quigley (D-5) have joined forces to sponsor the so-called “Good Neighbor Gun Dealer Act” (H.R. 3569). If signed into law, this bill would authorize the Justice Department to issue “Good Neighbor” certificates to licensed firearm dealers who adhere to a pointless “code of conduct.” Of course, the criteria within the specified code of conduct would not impact violent crime and, like all gun control measures, would serve only to make life difficult for firearm dealers and their law-abiding customers.
One need not read too far into H.R. 3569 to realize that the real intent of the bill is lurking in Section 4, entitled “Disclosure of Firearm Trace Data.” If H.R. 3569 is enacted, the Justice Department would be authorized to publicly release the personal information belonging to untold millions of lawful firearm owners. Such would constitute an unprecedented breach of privacy executed solely for retribution against citizens who dare to own firearms.
“Gun owners aren’t as stupid as Kelly and Quigley think we are,” commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. “This bill is just another in a long line of proposals designed to harass law-abiding gun owners while giving violent criminals a pass. It’s amazing that Kelly and Quigley would think that firearm dealers would place any value on a ‘good neighbor’ certificate. In fact, any gun dealer appearing on a Justice Department ‘good neighbor’ list would be branded as a ‘sellout’ subject to boycott.”
“If Kelly and Quigley really cared about violent crime, they’d spend their valuable time crafting a Good Neighbor Street Gang Act,” continued Pearson. Such a law would allow Kelly and Quigley to personally award good neighbor certificates to gang bangers who stopped shooting up the streets of Chicago.”
“We don’t expect H.R. 3569 to get far in this Congress,” concluded Pearson. “Nevertheless, we will be encouraging our members to light up the Capitol switchboard with expressions of disapproval of this blatant attack on law-abiding gun owners.”
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The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of lawful Illinois firearm owners.# # #
Author: Lori (Admin)

Springfield News - Autumn 2015

by Maureen Mulhall, ISRA Lobbyist

Throughout the spring legislative session there was a sense of déjà vu – the open warfare and stalemates on issues that were similar to previous administrations. The change in party in the Governor’s office has only exacerbated poor relations between the legislative and executive branches of government.

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 24, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message



We have been informed that the Illinois State Police has had technical problems with the FOID card printer.  The presently issued FOID cards will be delayed for a couple of days.  The ISP has been doing an excellent job getting these cards out and I am sure the issue will be resolved very soon.  I appreciate the ISP informing us.
Author: Lori (Admin)

Triple Threat Defense LLC Concealed Carry Firearm Training - Cancelled

9/26/2015 and 9/27/2015 - 414 E Locust St, Chatsworth - 8:00-4:00

Contact: Mary at (815) 635-3198 or email mary@isra.org.
Author: Lori (Admin)
The Gun News Feed

The 3 Essential Kinds of Confidence: A Play on Daniel Boone

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:11:34 +0000

The famous frontiersman and near-founder of Kentucky, Daniel Boone was once quoted as saying, “All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.” Although I would amend that statement to apply to my own life, I find that it mostly holds true — just not quite for the same reasons that he may have had when he first uttered the words. I have found that one of the true keys to lasting happiness is found in having confidence. Not just having the kind of confidence that comes from having a full tank of...

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Gun Club Membership Tax Prohibition Passes Legislature

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:31:21 +0000

The Florida Senate and House have passed a tax cut package bill, HB33A, which expressly forbids the Florida Department of Revenue from trying to collect sales taxes on gun club membership fees. Several clubs were considering closing their doors because of alleged back taxes. This is great news for gun owners. Here’s the release from USF/NRA:… Read the rest of the article from The Gun Writer …

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NJ Woman Killed by Ex-Boyfriend While Awaiting Gun Permit

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:32:11 +0000

This story never saw the light of day on CNN or MSNBC. Bloomberg and his army of clones won’t be retelling this story to their mindless followers, either. Carol Browne had a violent ex-boyfriend named Michael Eitel who had threatened her life in the past. She followed the laws of New Jersey and petitioned for a restraining order, which she got against him. She also applied for a permit to own a hand gun on April 21, 2015. Browne was killed last week by her ex—not with a gun, but with a knife. He waited for her to return home and...

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Authors of FBI Report on Public Shootings Admit “Our Data Is Imperfect”

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:13:02 +0000

For months I had tried getting a response from the Department of Justice and the authors of a FBI report on “active shooters” regarding errors that the CPRC had found. I then published a research in the March 2015 issue of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. That finally got a response from two of the FBI study’s authors, Pete Blair and M. Hunter Martaindale, last week. Jason Riley’s article in the Wall Street Journal describes their response: . . . But late last week, J. Pete Blair and M. Hunter Martaindale, two academics at Texas State University who co-authored the FBI report, acknowledged that “our data is...

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Obama Pushes for Greater Gun Laws, Unified Agenda

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:52:20 +0000

President Barack Obama is on the proverbial death bed of his presidency. We have reached the 23rd hour, and his legacy is less than stellar. He has botched foreign relations, his domestic policies have put the middle class in financial chaos, Obamacare is about to implode. As the first black president, he has actually made race relations worse, and has taken the side of criminals over the police while his Department of Justice has obstructed justice during multiple investigations into criminal activity within the department. Agencies within the DOJ even refused to hand over documents to their own Inspector General....

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