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. Come out and visit us on June 20, 2015!
A-iGold-Demonstration
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 20, 2015. 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 April 24!
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 April 28th!
ISRA Headline News

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 30, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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THE RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF!

THE RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF!

By Don Bekeleski

The right to defend one’s self has been law for a very long time. How many Marshall Dillon’s have we watched? In the program Gunsmoke there were many shootouts the Marshall had to deal with. The first thing he would do is look around and ask, “Did anyone see what happened”? If there were witnesses to the shooting 90 percent of the time one of them would say, “The other guy drew first Marshal”! That would immediately let Marshal Dillon know that the standing man shot in self –defense.
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Armed Response Seminar - Day 2 - Instructor David Kenik

9/27/2015 - Range 11 - 9:00-5:00

Instructor is David Kenik.  Contact: ISRA Office at (815) 635-3198 to register.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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Armed Response Seminar - Day 1 - Instructor David Kenik

9/26/2015 - Range 11 - 9:00-5:00

Instructor is David Kenik.  Contact: ISRA Office at (815) 635-3198 to register.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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Armed Response Defensive Rifle Class - Instructor David Kenik

10/10/2015 - Range 10 - 9:00-5:00

Instructor is David Kenik. Contact: ISRA Office at (815) 635-3198 to register for class.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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The Hill on Hillary: 'Gun control advocates have high hopes'

by Dave Workman

The Hill is reporting this morning that “gun control advocates have high hopes for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, viewing her as an ally who can finish the push for tightened background checks that has stalled in President Obama’s second term.” 
Author: Lori (Admin)
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Bonding With Your Kids, While Keeping Them Safe

Bonding With Your Kids, While Keeping Them Safe

by Kristen Monroe

Raising children in this day and age isn’t easy.
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Man Stuffs AR-15 Down His Pants and Walks Away

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:30:30 +0000

TULSA, OK — Tulsa police have released surveillance photos of two thieves involved in the theft of an AR-15 from a local gun shop on April 15th. According to police, one of the men slipped an AR-15 down his pants and walked out of the store. He drove away and successfully shoplifted the rifle around 5:30 p.m. The rifle was valued at $1,300. Either this man had some ridiculously baggy pants or the workers were not paying attention at all to the shoppers who were exiting the building. Actually, it was probably both. There are two things that are hard...

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Weekend Proves Deadly for Criminals in Utah

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:02:41 +0000

This past weekend proved to be deadly for bad guys in the State of Utah. Some of you may be aware that Utah has some of the most pro-gun, pro-self-defense laws in the country. I teach concealed carry permit classes there, so I am intimately versed in Utah law and how it is applied. Because of this knowledge I feel lucky to live in this state versus Maryland, California, New York, or Illinois. And this morning, I’m sure that there are several other people feeling just as lucky as they used Utah laws to save their lives and the lives...

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Should Abusers Have 2nd Amendment Rights?

Fri, 01 May 2015 21:21:38 +0000

Should abusers have the right to own firearms? This is a subject that splits even the most devout Second Amendment advocates in two. Nicole Beverly of Michigan was forced to sit beside her husband one night after being beaten almost unconscious. As she sat beside him, he loaded his gun, threatening to kill her. “I was sure I was going to die,” she said. Five months after that night, she gained enough courage to tell someone about it. One morning, she fled with her two children and filed a restraining order. Yes, she had successfully escaped, but she discovered that...

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VIDEO: Armed Criminal Shoots Man, Victim Returns Fire

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:52:30 +0000

In a store in Venezuela in February of this year, an armed criminal shot another man in the store. Why he drew his weapon is unclear, but the shot victim then pulled his own firearm out, refusing to let the criminal get away. If he had not immediately stopped the criminal, who knows how many other people could have been hurt? This is simply another testament of the need for good, law-abiding concealed carriers in society.

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Court Creates New Right: Freedom from Fear

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:06:25 +0000

Civics class used to be required in high school. This class taught politics, law, and the history of our system of government. I paid close attention in civics because I liked it and, unlike math class, I was actually good at it. I never remember being told we have a right to be free from fear. Sure, Franklin Roosevelt said that we should be free from fear as part of his 4 freedoms, but that doesn’t mean that this new “right” is real, nor should it supersede the Bill of Rights. But in Illinois, the right to be free from...

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