Thursday, January 12, 2017

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 12, 2017

by Richard Pearson

On January 20, 2017, we will inaugurate Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  Many are upset by the election of Donald J. Trump.  Colleges and universities have been scheduling coloring book, play dough and consulting sessions.  We must think of how to comfort these precious cupcakes because they are our future.  These people are individuals who have difficulty with life's challenges, like buttering their own toast and if the butter is too hard it could throw them into a catatonic state.  To make everyone feel better, I suggest we have a special ceremony an hour before the inauguration and give participation trophies to Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein and "what is Aleppo?" Gary Johnson.  I think that will promote healing with our mentally distraught losers.  

Congressmen Jeff Duncan (SC) and Congressmen John Carter (TX) have introduced the "The Duncan-Carter Hearing Protection Act" (H.R.367) in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 367 would remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act, thereby eliminating the $200 transfer fee and other ridiculous burdens on law abiding citizens.   Suppressors do not "silence" the discharge of firearms, nor do they stop the sound of the operation of the firearm of the supersonic crack associated with the bullet.  What they do is protect the hearing of shooters and others from high decibels, which damage hearing.  I recommend supporting this bill at the proper time.  I will let you know.

In Georgia, two armed robbers tried to hold up the Top Nails Salon.  One of the nail technicians proved she knew more than just how to do great nails when she engaged the gun-toting robbers with her own firearm.  The police found one of the robbers hiding nearby with a hole in his butt.  The police are still on the trail of the other one.  Nail salons have been targets of robberies because criminals assume the people employed there can't defend themselves.  Thanks to concealed carry, more places are becoming hostile work environments for criminals, except Gun Free Zones, of course.  Remember that.

This year, the ISRA Academy (Education and Training) will be conducting an assortment of classes.  Aside from offering standard classes, we have been concentrating on some non-standard classes that do not involve shooting.  The most successful of these is the AR15 Maintenance and Operations Class, taught by Terry Kreimeier.  The Emergency Medical Response for Firearm Instructors and RSO’s, taught by John Krupa and Spartan Tactical, have been excellent.  Every Instructor and RSO should take this class.

We have added two more classes that I am very excited about.  The first is the M1 Maintenance Class, taught by long time CMP Armorer, Joe Smaciarz.  ISRA members have thousands of M1’s, but many do not know how to maintain them properly.  This class includes having your M1 checked for head space and bore erosion.  The second class is the Ruger MK I, MK II, MK III and SR Series Pistol Maintenance Class.  These are great target pistols, but are a challenge to take apart, clean and put back together.  Rick Allen will simplify that for you.  Class space is limited, so reserve your spot now.  Proceeds from these classes go to support the ISRA Range.  

A federal court judge has denied a motion to dismiss the case known as Shults et al v. Sheldon.  The motion to dismiss was brought by the State of Illinois, which limits the Second Amendment rights of foster parents.  This case seeks to remedy that situation.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Winter Wars at the ISRA Range

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Care & Maintenance of the M1

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Armed Forces Training Camp Instructor Orientation

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Care & Maintenance of the AR-15
WOT Pistol Clinic at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club (Sponsored by the ISRA)

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Emergency Medical Response for Firearm Instructors and RSO’s

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Care & Maintenance of the Mark I, II, III, and 22/45

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