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 October 2nd!
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 September 29th.
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 October 2nd!
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 September 23rd!
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 30th!
ISRA Headline News

Peoria Handgun Ordinance Reversed

By Matt Buedel of the Journal Star

Posted Oct. 16, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Updated at 4:57 PM

PEORIA — An ordinance requiring a thumbprint to purchase a handgun within city limits has been repealed in the wake of possible legal action from the Illinois State Rifle Association.
Author: Mark (Admin)
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 16, 2014

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director’s Message
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1 dead, 1 in custody after bank robbery in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- A suspected bank robber was shot and killed by a witness and another was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, according to Phoenix police.

Two masked, armed men reportedly robbed a Desert Schools Federal Credit Union near Cactus Road and Tatum Boulevard and were confronted by a witness while leaving with a garbage can full of money.
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It Was 1926

It Was 1926

by Mike Lyons

It was 1926.
Aviation pioneer, Charles Lindbergh, was still a year away from his historic trans-Atlantic flight in a Ryan Monoplane dubbed the "Spirit of St. 

Louis", and the disastrous financial crash of 1929 stealthily approached a heedless population of a world "at Play”.
Author: Mike Lyons
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AGLOW Conference

AGLOW Conference

by Kristen Monroe

Over 160 media people, corporate and tourism members met to share ideas in Marshall County, Kentucky last week. The corporate members bring their latest outdoor products to share with media members, while tourism members provide ideas on new and exciting places to enjoy the outdoors.
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Are You Part Of The Solution?

Are You Part Of The Solution?

by Don Bekeleski

Am I part of what solution?

If we need to be part of a solution there needs to be some kind of problem. There are a lot of problems in today’s world. Many are so out of reach for the average person that they shake their head and say, “There’s nothing I can do about it”!
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Another Favorable Decision for ISRA - Ezell v Chicago

ISRA Litigation - Preserving Your 2nd Amendment Rights!

In Federal Court today, Judge Virginia Kendall gave a favorable decision in Ezell v Chicago, the case that challenges Chicago's ban on firing ranges that are open to the public, and the new city ordinances as a result of this case that establish a de-facto ban on any ranges.
Author: mweisman
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The Gun News Feed

Illinois Governor Wants Weapons Ban

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:47:20 +0000

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Surprise, surprise, surprise. The governor of Illinois wants to ban military-style weapons. Wow, who would have seen this coming? Governor Pat Quinn is pushing a ban on military-style weapons during his campaign for re-election. Quinn recently appeared with the Phillips, who lost their daughter in the theater shooting in 2012. Quinn held the event near a subway station where a man recently opened fire on a train, injuring no one and getting apprehended. Of course he held it there–he would have held the event on the top of a child’s casket if he could have found one....

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Gaston Glock Meets His Match: The Ex-Wife

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:34:11 +0000

Gaston Glock has met his match, and it isn’t a rival gun company. No, his match is his ex-wife Helga and their three grown kids. Can we just take a minute and admire what an awesome name Helga Glock is? I wouldn’t want to fight anyone named Helga. This is name is just plain awesome. She sounds like an  evil character in a James Bond movie. Anyway… It seems that Gaston tried to cheat Helga and the kids out of millions of dollars that she is owed in their divorce. She and Gaston started the Glock company together back in...

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The Wonderful World of .45′s

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:12:49 +0000

Sometimes, in the world of firearms, we get wrapped up in the latest and greatest guns, gear and ammo. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it’s also good to have a refresher on our old standbys that have gotten us where we are today. In this article, I want to take a look at the .45. The .45 and all of its iterations have been around for a long time, and this caliber has provided us with great rounds and a rock-solid caliber for personal defense. .45 Schofield Generally speaking, the .45 Schofield is used today in the cowboy shooting...

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Shaneen Allen is Finally Out of the Woods

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:26:41 +0000

On September 26, Jim Mclain, Prosecutor for Atlantic County, New Jersey, announced that he will not be seeking a prison sentence for Shaneen Allen. The Philadelphia working mother of two was infamously arrested on October 1, 2013 on weapons charges after she revealed to a New Jersey state trooper during a routine traffic stop that she was in possession of a firearm. Allen, 27, is a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit holder and was unaware that New Jersey does not have a reciprocal agreement with Pennsylvania concerning such permits. You can bet that she became aware of that fact in a...

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GunAuction.com Imports ATF FFL Database for Sellers

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:29:38 +0000

Sellers at GunAuction.com can now take advantage of their newest feature: The ability to associate an item with a selected FFL. This will significantly enhance the seller’s experience because they will be able to keep better track of their sales and shipments electronically. This was made possible because GunAuction.com imported the entire ATF FFL database; and, to add to the good news, this feature also happens to be completely free of charge. GunAuction encourages their users to try out this newly launched element of selling firearms online, which is available as of today.

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