Silver Dollar Restaurant

422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL  60421


  We'll be starting off the new year by having Dr. Dean Shumate as our guest speaker. Dean is a warrior scholar who studies insurgencies and conflicts.He has over 17 years of military service within the Armed Forces Reserve/National Guard, serving in a variety of positions from Aero-Medical Evacuation, Special Operations Command and the Air Force Academy Prep School. He will be speaking to us about ISIL, a subject on which his doctoral research was done on insurgencies. Please join's sure to be an interesting evening.  And, as always, don't forget to bring a friend!



WCGR Gun Giveaway

 Congratulations to Will County ISRA member, Mike Jones! Mike's was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month.  Join us at our January meeting to see the next in the line of gun give aways. Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local, state and federal laws.


December Meeting


    We had our annual gun show and tell last month. Tyler Mayhall was first up to show his brand new LMT AR-15 and boy was he all smiles. We had numerous guns shown, including some old military, precision handguns for target shooting, rifles shotguns and many more. It is always fun to see all of the different types of firearms that are collected.  

  Tom Kelly, who helped found this grassroots group 15+ years ago, is now able to attend our meetings again as he has retired from his political job that required his presence on Wednesday nights.  Tom gave a great presentation, including pictures about the cruiser USS Indianapolis that delivered the atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, where it was later dropped on Japan, ending World War II. more


Thank you to everyone who attended!


Chairman's Comments


  It is pretty commonly known that the Commander in Chief, President Obama, finds his daily intelligence briefings boring and/or not important. (It seems that golf is more important to him) Breitbart reported, back in 2012, that Obama had missed over half of the meetings. This came from the Government Accountability Institute, that he only attended the meetings 43.8% of the time for the first 1,225 days in office. This then fell to 38% in 2011 and 2012.  It’s clear to me that Obama doesn’t take security seriously, as is very obvious, as America and the world are experiencing more and more terrorist attacks. Europe especially is getting overwhelmed with supposed refugees; killings, rapes, beatings and robberies are increasing exponentially. In Sweden alone, rapes are up over 1,472% and violent crime is up over 300%; Sweden’s rape percentage is now #2 in the world.  Agree or not with Vladimir Putin’s politics, he is aggressively bombing Syria to rid it of ISIS….while Obama golfs. Former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who resigned after getting fed up with CBS’ refusal to let her cover events that would show liberalism in its true light, now hosts a show called “Full Measure”. She was in Beirut when the twin blasts killed 43 people on the day before the Paris attacks. She said intelligence agents warned Obama of this, but he was not interested. This was the very same day Obama proclaimed that ISIS was contained; and ISIS claimed responsibility. We all remember the very next day that Paris was attacked. All across Europe, citizens are protesting and trying to fight back the explosion of ISIS, but it may be too late. We, in America, must not tolerate extremism infiltrating into our country. Terrorist camps are dotted throughout the U.S. Google it and you will find a cache of information regarding locations and reports that indicate the FBI is very aware of their existence. All of this happens and Obama ignores it, while claims that the average American soldier should be considered a threat to national security and subject to surveillance… and worse.  more


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.