A-Black Powder
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. Look below to see contributor Mike Lyon's latest article, posted January 13!
A-iGold-Demonstration
Illinois gun owners poured into the streets Springfield for Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD)in 2014. Why should I join ISRA? Bcause there is POWER in numbers. Remember when Concealed Carry was just a dream? Look below to see ISRA lobbyist, Maureen Mulhall's newest article posted December 10th.
Education - Range Shooing
It happens once a year at the ISRA Open House, also known as NRA Day. Many shooters, some of whom have never handled a firearm, enjoy hands on instruction with certified trainers. Look below to see contributor Kristen Monroe's latest article posted January 5!
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. Look below to read Masaad Ayoob's latest article posted January 6!
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 December 11th!
ISRA Headline News

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 22, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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George Linhart

January 15, 2015

It is my sad duty to report George Linhart, a past president of the Illinois State Rifle Association (1962-1963), passed away on January 1, 2015.  George was a family man and a friend of many.  He retired as a pharmacist.  Shooting sports was his game.  He participated at Camp Perry in the National Championships and other noted rifle venues.  George was a dedicated participant.  His name is engraved on numerous prestigious trophies.  He was a competitive Master Rifleman in the small bore rifle discipline and garnered the coveted Distinguished medal in high power rifle and the President’s 100 club.  George was a stalwart member of the Bell Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. as were his daughters.  He resided at the Wheaton Convalescent Center in Wheaton, Illinois these past years.  His memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February 15, 2015.  George would be 87 years of age.
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2014 Year-End Membership Drive

January 12, 2015

The first prize winners of the Henry Silver Eagle .22 Rifles are from Quincy and Belleville, Illinois.  All other prizes are being shipped/mailed to the winners.  Thank you for your participation!
Author: Lori (Admin)
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 15, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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The Brilliant and Daring Bandit of the Wabash

The Brilliant and Daring Bandit of the Wabash

by Mike Lyons

He was a failed country school teacher, a menacing loner who claimed he’d once eyed the ministry as a congenial career option. 
Author: Mike Lyons
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You Bet I Am!

You Bet I Am!

By Don Bekeleski

YOU BET I AM!

Wow, sounds like a real positive answer. I am praying that this will be the response of everyone that is asked, “Are you going to IGOLD in March”? It seems that a lot of our members plus regular gun owners have seemed to put a stop on the gusto we created two years ago of eight to nine thousand people. The enemy attacks when the opposition seems to be weakening!

Just because we have concealed carry doesn’t mean the fight is over. We need a bonafide castle Doctrine like the other states have. Someone forcefully breaks in your house—you may use deadly force—armed or not. That helps stop break in’s where the law is totally on your side.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 8, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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Safety or Civil Rights, Which Do We Value More?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:32:02 +0000

The world is a dangerous place and growing more so by the day. Terrorists have always been around. They haven’t always been called terrorists, and truth be told, one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist. That statement may anger some, but it is the truth. I’m sure the British didn’t see the folks in Boston as freedom fighters. However, there is a big difference between fighting for one’s freedom and simply butchering innocents in the name of one’s God. The world is being subjected to the violent actions of these religious ideologues, and in response, governments the world over...

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Bryant Gumbel Calls The NRA “Pigs”

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:23:14 +0000

 Host the of “popular” HBO show “Real Sports”, Bryant Gumbel has been the focus of plenty of backlash as of late. This backlash stems from a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, where Gumbel made some pretty blunt remarks about the National Rifle Association. In a response to a question about the “Eat What You Kill” movement (a subject he apparently reported on, last year), Gumbel stated, “I think they’re pigs. I think they don’t care about human life.” The nonsense continued to spill out of the television personality’s mouth when he said, “There are few things I hate more...

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A Perfect Belated Christmas Present – The Lyman Case Prep Center

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:13:36 +0000

Things are not the same as they used to be. Every year, I always get the same request: A Christmas list.  And every time, I try to tackle the complex task of formulating a list of things (usually firearm or kitchen related).  The occasional work shirt will make the cut.  However like most of you out there, I can’t think TOO big.  My eternal girlfriend and I do have certain budgetary restrictions, after all.  So, I’m often faced with a choice. I can either choose several lower-budget items, like a pale of brass or bullets or primers, along with a...

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Alabama School Goes With Canned Answer to Active Shooters

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:46:38 +0000

Valley, Alabama-Officials in this small town in Alabama have decided that they have the answer to active shooters on school grounds. The principal at W.F. Burns Middle School has come up with a plan for students and faculty to fight back if an active shooter comes on to their campus. I’m sure that you are wondering, what they have armed their students with? Beans, yams, fruit and soup. No, they aren’t trying to feed the shooter to death, they are teaching the students and faculty to throw the cans at the shooter. I’m not making this up—they are going to...

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The Invasiveness of New Jersey’s Gun Permitting Process

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:24:23 +0000

I wonder, when the Tenth Amendment was ratified, limiting the powers of the Federal government, whether it ever occurred to anyone that the States would themselves become more abusive to the people than the Federal government, as is the case with gun control.  There are, or course, states that respect the rights of its citizens in this respect, such as Alaska, Arizona, Florida and Idaho.  And those that have absolutely no respect for the rights of law abiding citizens, such as: California, New Jersey, Massachusetts and especially New York.  As seven of the ten states with the harshest gun control...

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