Silver Dollar Restaurant

422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL  60421



This month we are anticipating our guest speaker to be Rep.John Anthony (R) of the 75th District.  If, by chance, John is needed in Springfield at the time of our meeting, we are prepared to bring in a substitute. Please join us for interesting evening.  And, don't forget to bring a friend!




WCGR Gun Giveaway

 Will County ISRA member, Kurt Madey, was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month. Unfortunately, Kurt was not present so we will draw another name in August. Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local, state and federal laws.




July Meeting


 Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the ISRA, was our guest speaker last month. He reported that SB836 was signed by the Governor. This bill was designed to clean up several articles of the concealed carry bill previously passed in Illinois. The State Police are working with Richard to get the new information distributed to the police throughout the state. There was an agreement among the legislators on both sides of the original concealed carry bill to not fight for major changes until 12/31/15. That date is rapidly approaching and Rich is certain we can expect all hell to break loose for the anti-gun legislators. They will try to greatly eliminate places where you are able to carry and try extremely hard to change the law from “shall issue” to “may issue". more


Thank you to everyone who attended!


Chairman's Comments


As expected, Governor Rauner has signed SB 836. It cleans up many inconsistencies and gray areas of the original concealed carry bill. The full bill can be read on the ISRA website, but here are a few of the many changes to the Firearms Concealed Carry Act, all for the good of gun owners:

 Firearms Concealed Carry Act

1.      Limits the waiver of privacy rights regarding the concealed carry application to only those records pertinent to obtaining a concealed carry license.

2.      Clarifies that if a concealed carry licensee presents their ICCL during a law enforcement investigative stop that it is presumed they are carrying a firearm.

3.      Clarifies the definition of a “mental disability” as it pertains to persons seeking a concealed carry license.

4.      Eliminates the requirement that a licensee unload his or her firearm when storing or retrieving a firearm from the trunk of their vehicle.

5.      Provides that Emergency Service personnel may ask anyone lawfully carrying a firearm to secure the firearm for the duration of the contact.

6.      Changes mental health reporting requirements.


7.      Allows the use of a concealed carry license when purchasing firearms or ammunition.

8.      Allows concealed carry licensees to possess firearms and ammunition without being in physical possession of their FOID card.

9.      Changes the FOID Act to ensure that non-resident competitors may purchase firearms and ammunition at events held at the World Shooting Complex.

Criminal Code

10.  Eliminates a contradiction between Concealed Carry Act and the criminal definition of  

 unlawful use of a weapon.



Political Disclaimer

The ISRA and the Will County Division of the ISRA CAN NOT and WILL NOT endorse any candidate or party. We feature speakers to allow us to learn about the positions a candidate holds about the Second Amendment, and welcome all candidates to speak to us. Only the ISRA Political Victory Fund can endorse candidates or donate to political campaigns.