by Richard Pearson
Like all people of good conscience, lawful Illinois firearm owners abhor criminal acts of violence committed against innocent citizens.
BELLEVUE, WA – A federal court judge in Illinois has denied a City of Chicago motion for summary judgment and refused to dismiss a case challenging a ban of firearms sales within city limits that is backed by the Second Amendment Foundation.
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association are supporting a lawsuit by two Illinois residents seeking a permanent injunction against a ban on so-called “assault weapons” adopted in Cook County more than ten years ago, in a case filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
July 28th, 29th, and 30th - Peoria Civic Center
Come see us at the Deer & Turkey Expo at the Peoria Civic Center, Booth 624C, On July 28th, 29th and 30th!
Range 3 is closed for maintenance Friday, July 7, 2017.
The Illinois State Rifle Association office will be closed on both Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th. The staff will return on Wednesday, July 5th. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Melvin Peterson’s visitation and memorial services will be held on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017.
DATES: On these Sundays: June 25, July 30 and August 27, 2017. Registration begins at 8:30a.m. Mandatory safety briefing to shoot matches is at 9:00a.m. The first match will be fired at approximately 9:15a.m. and will end at noon.
LOCATION: Illinois State Rifle Association Range, Warner Bridge Road, 1589 N 7000 W Road, Kankakee, IL, 1.25 miles north of Rt. 17, West of Kankakee.
There are a few openings for the MTG Night Shoot and The Revolver Class.
Ruger Mark IV Safety Recall
All Ruger Mark IV pistols (including 22/45 models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017, have been recalled, due to a potential unintentional discharge if the safety is not utilized correctly. Owners should go to: Ruger.com/MarkIVRecall
and follow the detailed instructions.
For Ruger Mark IV recall verification and further instructions for affected pistols, visit Ruger.com
Volunteers are needed for
ISRA Range Open House - June 17, 2017! Please call the office at
815.635.3198 or return the Volunteer
ISRA Executive Director
Commentary by Victor D. Quilici, ISRA General Counsel
Alan Gura, the plaintiffs’ attorney in the Heller and McDonald cases
has done it again, scoring a victory in a federal district court case in the
District of Columbia that many Second Amendment scholars see as
a milestone for the Second Amendment right to carry handguns outside of the
home for self-defense.
Wisconsin Department of Justice Announces Reciprocity with Illinois CCL Holders!
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, those with Illinois concealed carry permits are now recognized in Wisconsin.
See the Article
Here are the winning numbers for the IGOLD Raffle, and we’d like to thank everyone who bought a chance and helped support the organization.
1st- Ruger 1911 .45 Engraved w/ ISRA logo - ticket #0588
2nd – Ruger LCR .38 revolver – ticket #5327
3rd – Ruger LCP .380 – ticket #6629
4th – Tactical Flashlight – ticket #2587
Winners of the firearms were contacted and flashlight has been mailed. ...
It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Otis McDonald. Otis was 79. I have always considered Otis as one of those people who lived everyday bravely and was not a hero because of one event but was a hero every day of his life.
Richard A Pearson
Illinois State Rifle Association
Posted Fri Apr 4 15:52:24 CST 2014
CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association regarding the passing of Otis McDonald:
It would have been understandably easy for Otis McDonald to just kick back and enjoy his golden years. Nobody would have blamed Otis one bit for wanting to savor the intangible riches that a long and eventful life has to offer – time with family and a good chuckle or two with friends. It would certainly be fair for one to ask why the heck a man in his seventies would want to launch a challenge against the hallmark achievement of one of the nation's most powerful political organizations.
Accessories to (Your) Murder
When it became inevitable that Illinois would finally enact concealed carry, leaders of the pro-self defense movement began preparing for the political and legislative backlash that was sure to follow. After all, the gun-grabbers had invested a lot of money and political capital into stalling Illinois' efforts to become the 50th state permitting citizens to defend themselves. Oddly, some within the anti-self defense camp believed that, pass or fail, Illinois' concealed carry efforts would be the catalyst needed to spark a nationwide repeal of concealed carry laws.
So here we are in late March and the anti-CCW barrage is well underway at the Illinois Capitol. Gun-grabbing legislators are tripping all over themselves to introduce legislation to eliminate advantages concealed carry gives the citizen over violent muggers, murderers, robbers and rapists. Once again, the gun-hating left has made its expectations abundantly clear. The gun-haters expect citizens to learn to live with and accept criminal behavior rather than expect criminals to conform to society's norms.
Here is a taste of just some of the anti-self defense legislation introduced during this session of the Illinois General Assembly.