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!
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PEORIA — An ordinance requiring a thumbprint to purchase a handgun within city limits has been repealed in the wake of possible legal action from the Illinois State Rifle Association.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)

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 16, 2014

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director’s Message

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.
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
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.
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”!

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
The Gun News Feed

Weapon or Firearm? Not the Same Thing

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:10 +0000

When I sat down for my first instructor credential, there was a lot of information thrown at me. The material pertaining to the actual usage and function of rifles came naturally, along with the fundamentals of marksmanship. While nothing is ever boring, there wasn’t a lot of new information that flowed my way that weekend. However, I did find the material specific to teaching method very interesting–particularly the usage of the word “weapon.” Members and instructors of both the police and military use this word almost exclusively when they are addressing a firearm. In this arena, it makes perfect sense....

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34,500 People Deemed Too Dangerous to Own Guns in NY by New York SAFE Act

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:35:13 +0000

Thank you, New York State and Governor Cuomo, for proving that the government is incompetent and dangerous. The New York SAFE Act, which is an abomination and defies the Bill of Rights, has another feather in its collective dunce cap. This feather signifies exactly how stupid a government databases consisting of a list of those deemed to be potentially dangerous to themselves or others can be. The SAFE Act requires health care professionals to submit the names of patients who they see as a danger to themselves or others. This database now has 34,500 names on it. The New York...

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Feminist Cancels Utah Appearance—Blames CFP Law: Anita Sarkeesian

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:27:46 +0000

Anita Sarkeesian, a noted feminist, was scheduled to speak at Utah state University in Logan Utah but has cancelled her appearance. She tweeted: The death threat is one that has been made to her before at other events. The threat said, “I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs. This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history and I’m giving you a chance to stop it. Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves. One way or...

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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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