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

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 23, 2014

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message

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PEORIA — An ordinance requiring a thumbprint to purchase a handgun within city limits has been repealed in the wake of possible legal action from the Illinois State Rifle Association.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”!
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Pennsylvania State Legislature Passes Pro-Gun Bill

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:14:39 +0000

HARRISBURG, PA—The liberals in the State of Pennsylvania are up in arms over a bill that was recently passed in the state Senate as well as the house. The bill would give a “person” the right to sue local governments, if those local governments pass strict gun laws. The liberals are freaking out over the definition of “person” in this bill. To quote the bill, a “person includes a membership organization in which a member is a person who may legally possess a firearm under federal and state law or a dealer who sells firearms and ammunition.” This means that...

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1st and 2nd Amendments Square Off

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:02:05 +0000

An interesting situation is brewing in Minnesota between two neighbors, Matthew Halleck and Kimberly Edson. Halleck is a concealed carry holder who walks his daughters to school every day and carries a firearm with him while he does. Edson doesn’t like it. She is fearful of her and everyone else’s children being around a loaded firearm. This, in and of itself, isn’t uncommon. Many people are afraid of guns—mostly out of lack of experience and under-education in the area of firearms. But, Edson has decided to take her distaste for Halleck’s choice to carry to a new level. She has...

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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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