by Richard Pearson
This weekend is a very significant one in the history of our country. On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride, which has forever been memorialized by Longfellow.
Thank you for participating in the 2019 IGOLD Raffle!
by Richard Pearson
ISRA Wins In Case Against East St. Louis Housing Authority
Contact: Richard Pearson
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association is hailing the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California decision striking down California’s ban on commonly owned firearm magazines.
Medal of Honor Day is commemorated every March 25th as a tribute to the first medal of honor awards presented on March 25, 1863.
Chatsworth, IL – Lake County Judge Luis Berrones ruled today that the Village of Deerfield does not have the authority to ban semi-automatic firearms and magazines in their community, according to Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson, who was instrumental in challenging the municipality’s ban.
Due to the extreme weather, the ISRA office will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association today is issuing the following statement on legislation newly sworn in Governor JB Pritzker signed into law to require gun dealers to be licensed by the state.
4/12/2019 - Par-A-Dice Hotel, East Peoria - 4:30-9:30
Come join us for the Tazewell County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner! This year's important fundraising event will be held April 12, 2019, at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Grand Ballroom in East Peoria, IL. We are very excited to announce that in addition to the Live and Silent auction that evening, our keynote address will be given by Lt. Col. Oliver North, President of the National Rifle Association and it is a message you will want to hear! There will also be a VIP Meet & Greet with Lt. Col. North prior to the dinner. This promises to be a much talked about event that will be memorable and fun. Make your Early-Bird reservations now!
The end of the year is fast approaching but there is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to the Illinois Rifle Association’s Legal Assistance Committee.
by David Diller
When I heard the Illinois State Rifle Association was going to host a GLOCK Armorer’s Course and Pistol Operator Course, I was so excited. I didn’t believe I needed to take another armorer’s course, but the thought of learning everything about the newer GLOCK Generation 5 Safe-Action-Pistol intrigued me. I was intrigued but it was late November and it might be cold.
Thank you to all who participated in our 2018 Anniversary Raffle. The winning ticket numbers are available as an attachment.
The attached document is the ISRA Political Victory Fund endorsements for 2018.
Jack Bockman of Oswego , and Matt Durdan of Grand Ridge, won the Illinois State Metric and Conventional Prone Smallbore Rifle Championship titles, respectively. The match was held September 8 and 9, 2018. The two day championships took place at the I.S.R.A. Range near Bonfield with attending competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
The 2018 member upgrade promotion was drawn at ISRA Headquarters on October 12th.
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has formally endorsed Bruce Rauner for Governor and is urging all gun owners in Illinois to support Governor Rauner’s candidacy.
Rossi has issued a voluntary safety warning on certain revolvers.
The members of the ISRA have won affiliate of the year from the CCRKBA! We owe our members a huge debt of gratitude for the thousands upon thousands of hours of volunteer time spent defending the Second Amendment. Our work is made possible by our members. Thank you for fighting the good fight!
By John Meacham, ISRA Member
As I read an article with the headline “RNC internal poll finds GOP in danger due to complacent Trump voters: report” on thehill.com, I was reminded of what Illinois State Rifle Association leaders told those of us who attended a regional meeting in Marion Tuesday of last week.
We conservatives in general and law-abiding firearm owners in particular are all too often our own worst enemies. We are too often too apathetic or uninformed to bring our full power to bear against our very real foes.
September 21-23, 2018 - Hyatt Regency O'Hare
BELLEVUE, WA – Teen Second Amendment activist Kyle Kashuv, a student survivor of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will be a featured speaker at the 33rd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which will be held Sept. 21-23 in Chicago.