Silver Dollar Restaurant

422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL  60421



The guest speaker for our July meeting will be ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson.  Richard will update us on the current projects of the ISRA and issues down in Springfield.  Come out and join us for an informative evening.  And, don't forget to bring a friend!




WCGR Gun Giveaway

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




June Meeting


At our meeting in June, Ed Ronkowski discussed SB 836, a bill that has since been signed by the Governor. The bill clears up several items on the CC bill that were not well defined.    Our guest speakers were Kevin Michalowski, Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, and Steve Fisher, head of education and training for United States Concealed Carry Association.    USCCA is located in Wisconsin. The magazine comes out eight times a year and has 130,000 readers. They discovered that insurance was needed by their members who would need to defend themselves after the presentation and/or use of a weapon in self-defense.more



Thank you to everyone who attended!


Chairman's Comments

 Independence Day has just been celebrated again with parades, in both big and small towns, all across the country. It is so grand to see all the flags, veterans and people, young and old, celebrating the greatest “experiment” in the world that was established 239 years ago by very brave men who had extraordinary foresight. This is one holiday that has historically been celebrated on its ‘day’, not just on a Monday or other convenient day, because of its importance. However, in its continuing effort to not support American ideals, the Government had the US Embassy in Indonesia celebrate it on June 4th, “ order to respect the upcoming Ramadan month...”  I, for one, sure do not understand how anyone in Indonesia is going to be offended if Americans there celebrate a birthday on the correct day, anymore than celebrating a person’s birthday on the correct day. I believe this is just another example of our present leadership in Washington dumbing down the pride of our country. 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.