Urgent Alert - SB1657 Moves To The House

5/1/2017

Many of you know that SB1657 - a bill to curtail retail firearm sales - passed the Illinois Senate last week and now moves on to the Illinois House for concurrence.  If SB1657 is passed into law, here is what will happen:

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ISRA Ranges 9, 10, and 11 Closed

5/1/2017

Ranges 9, 10, and 11 are closed today due to significant rainfall.

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SB0233 Amendment 1 Rescheduled For Thursday, April 27th at 11:30am

4/26/2017

We expected SB0233 Amendment 1 to be heard today, but this bill has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 27th at 11:30am.  Remember that schedules can be changed at any moment.  
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Phone Calls Needed Immediately!

4/26/2017

OPPOSE SB0233 Amendment 1

Witness slips and phone calls to your Illinois State Senators are needed.   Senate Bill 0233 is a shell bill so Amendment 1 becomes the bill.   Please note: the title of the bill is “Safety Tech” but that no longer matters, only the Amendment matters.  SB0233 A1 makes it a civil rights violation if a local government DOES NOT license gun dealers.  This is a terrible bill in other respects as well so the whole bill should be opposed.

Please call your State Senator immediately.  

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2017 IGOLD Lapel Pins

4/19/2017

We are currently waiting for an additional shipment of the limited edition 2017 IGOLD lapel pin.  These very popular pins are not due to ship until the middle of May.  Please be assured you will receive your pin(s) as soon as we receive them.  We greatly appreciate your patience.  

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Shot Heard Round the World Day

4/19/2017

On the night of April 18th, 1775, Dr. Joseph Warren, head of the colonials in Boston, was informed that the British Regulars were going to try to seize colonial stores of firearms, gun powder, and also try to capture Patriot Leaders.  
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Urgent Alert - SB1657

4/18/2017

THE MOVE IS ON TO FORCE YOUR FAVORITE GUN SHOP TO CLOSE

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7th Circuit Nixes Chicago’s Anti-Gun Range Ordinances

CHATSWORTH – April 2, 2017 - Once again Rhonda Ezell has triumphed over the City of Chicago in her battle to defend the Second Amendment rights of all Chicagoans.

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Range Fundraiser Raffle

3/24/2017

The ISRA Fundraiser Raffle tickets have been drawn and the winners have been notified:

1st Prize – ticket number 1930

2nd Prize – ticket number 2100

3rd Prize – ticket number 3620

Thank you to all who participated!


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Oppose SB1985

3/7/2017

Illinois Committee to Consider Lead Ammunition Ban

                        Tell Committee Members to Oppose SB1985
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PRNewswire

2/26/2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

Illinois State Rifle Association Blasts Legislative Retribution Against Lawful Gun Owners

 

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2017 IGOLD T-shirts are now available

2/24/2017

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Palmer v D.C.

Palmer v D.C.

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.
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Wisconson CCW Reciprocity

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

 

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IGOLD Raffle Results!

IGOLD Raffle Results!

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. ... 

 

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Otis McDonald

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
 Executive Director
 Illinois State Rifle Association

 Posted Fri Apr 4 15:52:24 CST 2014
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Otis McDonald Did the Right Thing

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. 

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ALERT - SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

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.
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