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 November 12!
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 November 4th.
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 November 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 November 7th!
ISRA Headline News
THIS TIME OF YEAR!

THIS TIME OF YEAR!

By Don Bekeleski

We are in that time of the year when everyone gets a little more excited than usual. We reflect back on our lives a lot. I am celebrating ten years of writing for the ISRA in the Shooter and on the website.

How I manage to find topics amazes me, but as long as the good Lord gives me the ability, I will continue! I have received comments back from my readers and I love hearing from them. All have been most kind.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 20, 2014

by Richard Pearson

The first Fall Veto Session is underway and we are already aware of anti-gun bills which we will see in the regular Spring Session in 2015.
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Mini Legal Report - November 20, 2014

Mini Legal Report - November 20, 2014

by Victor Quilici, ISRA General Counsel

Currently ISRA’s referral program attorneys have brought approximately three dozen lawsuits against the ISP (regarding denial of CCL applications), all of which are monitored through our General Counsel’s offices.
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Website Maintenance

11/22/2014 - 11:00p.m.-1:00a.m.

Please be advised that our website will be down for required maintenance for a period of 30 minutes to 2 hours on Saturday, November 22, beginning at approximately 11:00p.m. We apologize for the brief service disruption.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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Gun Report From The CDC

“Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,”says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

(CNSNews.com) – “Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,”says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Author: Ken (Admin)
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111th Anniversary Raffle Winners

Drawing held on November 15, 2014

Firearm winners are being notified, all other winning prizes will be shipped over the next few days. To view the winning numbers, click below on the PDF document. Thanks to all that participated.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 13, 2014

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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Washington’s I-594 Forces Museum to Close WWII Exhibit

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:39:52 +0000

Washington State has been patting themselves on the back after passing I-594, a sweeping invasive law that makes universal background checks a reality. The law is ridiculous and is already having unintended consequences. Here’s a quick review of the law: Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 9.41 RCW to read as follows: (1)  All firearm sales or transfers, in whole or part in this state including without limitation a sale or transfer where either the purchaser or seller or transferee or transferor is in Washington, shall be subject to background checks unless specifically exempted by state or...

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D.C. Could be Held in Contempt of Court

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:25:15 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you recall, the District of Columbia was sued because of their laws infringing upon the Second Amendment, specifically the right to bear arms in public places. In the case Palmer v. D.C., Judge Frederick Scullin ruled in favor of the plaintiff, requiring D.C. to have a provision for the bearing of arms. The city council “complied” with the judge’s order and created a provision for applying for a carry permit. But, as with most political groups, the city council pulled a fast one on its citizens. The council passed a law which allows for the application...

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383 Reported Murders in Chicago This Year

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:45:53 +0000

According to the Chicago Tribune’s Redeye Report, Chicago has had 383 reported homicides in 2014 so far. That averages to more than one person a day being murdered in the almost-gun-free city. The death toll for this year is quickly catching up to the 2013 Chicago homicide rate, which is 421 deaths, which was actually an improvement from the 509 murders in Chicago reported in 2012. We still have 41 days to go this year, and there is no doubt that this year’s homicide rate will climb just as consistently as it has all year. Illinois’ gun control is some...

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Oregon Prepares its Own I-594

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:27:17 +0000

Two weeks ago, Washington State voters passed I-594 which expands background checks to cover all firearms sales and transfers, both in-store and private, while excluding immediate family gifting. This law is going to be a nightmare for gun owners and is much more restrictive than most people actually realize, and now that the democrats have gained more seats in the Oregon State Senate, they intend to pass their own version of I-594. Oregon has attempted to pass similar expansions to background checks in the past, but have been unsuccessful because of Senator Betsy Close, D-Scappoose and others who understand the...

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Won’t Revisit CCW Ruling

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:42:34 +0000

SAN DIEGO, CA — Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the county of San Diego in Southern California. In a 2-1 ruling, the court decided that a citizen does not have to provide a valid personal safety concern to be able to carry concealed in public areas. The court decided that the county’s regulations were too restrictive and infringed upon the Second Amendment rights of its citizens. The majority opinion stated, “Given this requirement, the ‘typical’ responsible, law-abiding citizen in San Diego County cannot bear arms in public for self-defense.” The majority ruled that the county...

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