years ago, then Governor Blagojevich proposed raising the FOID Card to as high
as $500. Blagojevich is vacationing in
Colorado these days, but his ideas still linger. Representative Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines)
has proposed HB0745, requiring fingerprinting to obtain or renew a FOID Card. Not only would this cause a hassle for law
abiding gun owners, it would also raise the cost of a FOID Card to between $100
and $200. Just for the record, FOID Card
holders go through 360 background checks a year, every night, except for New
Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are an ICCL holder, you go through
two. That means that Illinois FOID Card
holders and ICCL holders go through approximately 864,000,000 background checks
a year and that number grows every month. That seems to be plenty, but nothing
will ever satisfy the anti-gunners. Wouldn't
it be nice if public officials were checked as thoroughly as gun owners? Of course, if anyone were to propose the idea
we would hear more caterwauling and screeching than 1000 long tailed cats in a
warehouse full of rocking chairs.
to be outdone, Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) has proposed a 3.75% sales tax on
firearms and accessories. To add insult
to injury, the money would be used to fund community based groups who would
like to take your Second Amendment Rights.
The fight is on in Illinois but if you look around, the left wing
fascists are on the attack everywhere. When I am asked why someone should join the
ISRA, the answer is simple - because it is never over!
is no secret the U.S. Military is in bad shape.
The Navy is as small as it was before WW I, the Army has been reduced to
pre-WW II numbers and the Air Force is flying junk. When troops come off a tour of duty, they
have to give up gear to the next group that is heading out. There isn't enough equipment for both
units. Battle readiness is at a low
is a proposal to increase defense spending by 54 billion dollars. There is
already whining about that increase, which is only about 10% over last
year. In my mind, that is nothing
compared to the 800 billion dollars Obama took from Social Security to fund
Obamacare. Russia, China and Iran are
all on the rise and we are looking at the world like it was the year 1938. If we don't get off our duff, we will get to
see the world as it was in December 1941.
Thanks for being a member.
For more information, visit www.isra.org!
March 4, 2017
Range Work Day
Emergency Medical Response
for Firearm Instructors and RSO’s
March 11, 2017
Care & Maintenance of
the Ruger Mark I, II, III and 22/45
March 18, 2017
Basic Pistol Instructor
Lead Training – Phase 2
Care & Maintenance of
March 25, 2017
Women on Target Pistol
Clinic at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club (sponsored by the ISRA)
Defensive Carbine Class – Instructor
31, Saturday, April 1, Sunday, April 2, 2017
DTI Inc. Basic Defensive
Handgun Course – Instructor John S Farnham