After thoughtful consideration and reflection, the Board of Directors of the Civilian Marksmanship Program announces the cancellation of the 2020 National Matches at Camp Perry.
by Richard Pearson
Recently there have been a series of break-ins in northeast Illinois within 50 miles of the Illinois-Indiana border. Farmer’s machine sheds have been the targets. Most of the stolen equipment are tractors and combines that have very expensive parts that can be resold or scrapped for a very high price. The new machinery includes platinum in the catalytic converters as well as very sophisticated electronics. The robbers destroy the machinery in the process. For those of you who are reading this in a city, we are talking about machinery costing between $300,000 to a $1,000,000. As with any crime spree, the criminals are becoming bolder and, in this case, are starting to target homes. Sooner or later someone will be home and will get hurt. Last Friday, we had a report about a break-in at a home and in this case the police would not come out and investigate the crime. With what is going on in the country, I think this type of activity will become more frequent and dangerous. I want everyone to think about this and be prepared. I would prepare today, not tomorrow or next week.
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by Richard Pearson
I want to thank all those who share our Facebook Posts, particularly the Thursday Bulletin. Last week’s Thursday Bulletin reached 114,568 people so far. We have been teetering around the 90,000 number for a while but we finally broke the glass ceiling. We get blocked once in a while by Facebook so we can’t boost our posts. They say we are too political. Who me?
Chatsworth, IL – After a few weeks of negotiations with the Illinois State Police, new emergency rules have been issued regarding FOID card renewals, according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.