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The Illinois State Rifle Association is excited to launch the ISRA Credit Card in partnership with Services Credit Union (SCU). You can apply starting on February 1st, 2020. Master your financial health this year and take advantage of a credit card that supports the ISRA and works for qualifying applicants with features like:

• No annual fee
• Low annual percentage rate (APR) on purchases
• No balance transfer fee
• Competitive rewards program with cashback options
• Access to online card management tools

Click Here To Apply for the NEW ISRA Credit Card!

Springfield Illinois

Our 5 full time lobbyists are always working when the General Assembly is in session.

Education & Training

Dedicated to education, safety training for our youth.

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ISRA Range

MAG Classes at the ISRA Range

The renowned Massad Ayoob holds regular MAG classes at our range. One participant practices his new found skills.

Winter Wars

The Winter Wars Matches are coming back again this year! Our annual High Power rifle romp in the cold at the ISRA Range at Bonfield, IL. Shake off that cabin fever and get back in touch with some of your favorite relic battle rifles, for a little fun and a little frost-bite!

Air Rifle and Air Pistol Leagues

The Indoor Air Rifle and Air Pistol Leagues are a great way to sharpen your shooting skills at our ISRA Range.

Muzzle Loading Championship

Sparks and smoke fly at the ISRA Muzzle Loading Championship at the ISRA range. The ISRA supports all sorts of shooting enthusiasts.



ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 25, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 25, 2021

by Richard Pearson

The Illinois State Police has reported the number of Illinois Concealed Carry Licenses has surpassed 378,000.  The original goal was to reach 300,000 and we have well exceeded that number.  It is possible we will reach 400,000 ICCLS in 2021.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 18, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 18, 2021

by Richard Pearson

The State of Illinois has submitted their reply to the court in the ISRA FOID card case.  All the preliminary work is done and now we have to wait for a court date.  In the past, it has taken anywhere from one month to six months for that to happen.  As I have mentioned before, watching paint dry is quite exciting compared to waiting for courts and court cases to move.  When something happens it will be posted in the Thursday Bulletin.

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ISRA Office Closed for Remainder of Day

02/15/2021 - 3:00-5:00

Due to inclement weather, the ISRA office is closing for the remainder of the day.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 11, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 11, 2021

by Richard Pearson

We are entering the legislative season which is the most dangerous time for citizens.  Most firearm owners pay attention to federal and state legislation.  The primary job of the ISRA is to handle legislation in the Illinois State Legislature.  That does not mean we ignore federal and local legislation.  Local legislation at the county, city, village or other forms of local government can be just as dangerous.  Zoning boards are a particular headache.  The fact is, I look at all forms and levels of government with a jaundiced eye.  Every level of government has huge power when compared to the individual citizen. Most of the time, people who serve on local government boards are good people but every once in a while, somebody gets elected who believes they are God’s gift to us all.  These people become tyrants.  Someone once said “There is no tyrant like a small tyrant.”  They knew what they were talking about.

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Ranges Closed Due To Weather - 2/4/2021

2/4/2021 - 1:00pm-6:00pm

The Ranges are closed this afternoon due to the extreme weather.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 4, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 4, 2021

by Richard Pearson

I am watching anti-gunners on the march in several states.  The greatest change is in the State of Virginia but the anti-gun push is on in Washington, Oregon and New Mexico.  I call this Creeping Californiaism (CC for short).  The heck with the COVID-19, CC is much more dangerous.  All joking aside, the only cure for this is for gun owners to stop ranting and get organized and stay organized.  It takes money to fight these people and their anti-gun agenda.  It takes more than just to say we have a Second Amendment; gun owners have to fight to keep it.  Not only do we have to fight for it, we have to fight for it in an organized manner if we expect to win.  Of all the State Associations, the ISRA is the most organized.  It is time for people in every state to stop depending on organizations like the NRA to do everything.  When I first started fighting for gun rights, everyone looked around and waited for the NRA to come galloping in on a big white horse and save the day.  Early on, those of us in the ISRA understood that someday the big white horse wouldn’t make it.  I am not saying we should abandon the NRA, in fact, we should support them even more but for the foreseeable future the Washington D.C. swamp is going to keep them busy.  We need to take care of ourselves in our home states.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 28, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 28, 2021

by Richard Pearson

In a previous Thursday Bulletin I mentioned when the Illinois General Assembly would go back into session.  There have already been changes.  The Illinois House of Representatives will only meet one day in February, the 10th.  On this day they will adopt rules to hold subject matter hearings remotely.  They will not, and should not, have hearings which will advance bills and resolutions remotely.  We will keep you updated.

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