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 29, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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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.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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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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Provo PD’s Forward Thinking Chief — An Interview

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:30:50 +0000

A little more than a year ago Provo city hired a new chief of police. John King, a New York native came to Provo via a law enforcement career that spanned decades starting in Baltimore as a beat cop and moving on to a career with Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland. King also spent time overseas working with the State Department teaching community oriented policing in countries as diverse as Mali, India, Jordan and the Philippines.  After his work in the state Department, he went back to work in Maryland overseeing two different police academies before finally landing in...

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Modifying Magpul PMAGs for State Capacity Requirements

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:02:11 +0000

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” - Unknown Those of us living in a slightly more abrasive part of the soft police state the United States has become (i.e., California, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, etc.) are no stranger to the pointless, unconstitutional magazine capacity restrictions that not only leave us vulnerable to criminals, but also increases our cost for magazines.  As our legislator’s abuses grow them ever more paranoid, I’m sure the last thing on their maniacal minds is our...

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Active Shooter Defense School: San Diego’s Source for Combat Training and Beyond

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:07:42 +0000

While attending SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this past week, I had the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of companies and training schools who were there to display their product and teach others about the courses they offer.  One of the companies I had the pleasure of speaking with was ASDS: Active Shooter Defense School, and for those readers who are located near San Diego, California, this school is worth checking out! Active Shooter Defense School (here on out referred to as ASDS) is a San Diego based company owned by Matt Klier.  Up and running for...

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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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