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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 16, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 16, 2018

by Richard Pearson

In 82 days, it will be Election Day in Illinois and the rest of the country.  Unless gun owners turn out and vote it will be a grim day.  J. B. Pritzker is the most anti-gubernatorial candidate we have ever had in Illinois.  Last Sunday, in an Op-Ed in The Chicago Sun Times, Mr. Pritzker outlined in a paragraph what he wants to do with gun owners.  Here is the paragraph:

 "Without a doubt, we need common-sense and long-overdue gun safety legislation.  Criminals and those who want to do harm shouldn’t have access to guns, and no one should have access to weapons of war or be able to obtain guns illegally.  We need to ban assault weapons, bump stocks, and high-capacity magazines, and we need to stop the importation of illegal guns across Illinois’ borders.  It’s also time to enforce universal background checks and enact a gun dealer licensing bill."

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 9, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 9, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Recently I have been getting calls from the media regarding so-called 3-D guns.  There are those that think a person can take a set of plans off the internet, download them to a 3-D printer or CNC machine, turn everything on and out will come a gun.  Even more interesting, I got one call from a media person who thought you could make ammunition the same way.  The answer is: uhhh… No.  

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 2, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 2, 2018

by Richard Pearson

I usually write about firearms and the politics that surround firearm ownership but today I want to sound a warning to all the fishermen out there.  Anti-fishing groups are on the rise and mounting new attacks on your sport.  Fishermen have mostly been asleep at the tiller but it is time to wake up.  We are seeing more and more activity from Animal Rights groups.  Animal rights groups, anti-gun groups and environmental wacko groups all offer safe harbors for leftists.  They also offer a way for leftists to make a living; they are well-financed and will stop at nothing.  Just letting you know. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 26, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 26, 2018

by Richard Pearson

The National Rifle and Pistol Matches continue at three locations this year - Camp Perry, Ohio; Camp Atterbury, Indiana and Bristol, Indiana.  The ISRA shooting teams are at all of those locations.  Camp Perry hosted the National Conventional (Bullseye) Pistol Matches.  I am proud to say the ISRA had more pistol teams than any other state.  The ISRA Expert teams finished in the middle of the pack.  There are a lot of Expert teams.  The ISRA Marksman teams finished second and fourth.  Ron Wolflick finished First Police Expert and Jeff Battaglia was Second Sharpshooter.  Well done folks. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 19, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 19, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message

With the national focus on mental health as it relates to mass shootings we have seen many states begin the discussion of how to prevent these tragedies.  Many of the discussions have revolved around what has been commonly called “Red Flag Laws”.  The premise behind these laws is how to empower direct family members to be a line of defense when there is a sudden onset of mental health issues that result in a person, who has access to firearms, presenting a danger to themselves and others.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 12, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 12, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message


A few months ago law abiding gun owners in a couple downstate counties, tired of being blamed for murders in Chicago, came up with the idea of Sanctuary Counties for Gun Owners.  The idea was to get county boards to pass resolutions declaring their county to be a sanctuary for gun owners.  These resolutions urged the lawmakers in Springfield to stop infringing on our Second Amendment rights.  These resolutions were a protest.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 5, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 5, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message


On the 5th of July, 1776, the people of Philadelphia woke up to another sweltering day of the summer heat wave, but it wasn’t just another day.  John Dunlap’s print shop had been working through the night printing 200 copies of a document that had been rushed over from the Pennsylvania State House where the Second Continental Congress was convened.  Soon the citizens of Philadelphia were reading the Declaration of Independence, a document that was, and still is, changing the political face of the planet.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 28, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 28, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message


The United Nations International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) just completed another week long conference aimed at disarming you, the American Citizen.  Town Hall’s Beth Bauman reports the reference to Grassroots groups is very interesting.  The committee’s words: “...controlling and regulating small arms therefore requires action that goes well beyond national security institutions.  It includes providing alternative livelihoods for former combatants, engaging with municipal governments and the police, working civil society including grassroots organizations and community violence reduction programs as well as local businesses.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 21, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 21, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message


Summer is upon us and the usual shooting activities are in full swing.  The National Rifle and Pistol Championships are fast approaching and local club matches have already begun.  The ISRA will be represented by teams in Pistol, Smallbore and High Power rifle.  Thanks to all of the team members, coaches and families that help support those shooting in the various competitions.  It is both team members and those who strive to be team members who carry the principals of good marksmanship and pass it along.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 14, 2018

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 14, 2018

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message


We invite you to attend our 16th Annual ISRA/NRA Open House, this Saturday, June 16, 2018.  All law-abiding citizens are welcome to join us at this fun and worthwhile event!  We offer FREE admission, parking and safety orientation.  We hope to see you there!
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