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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.



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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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 21, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 21, 2021

by Richard Pearson

By now most of you know the NRA has filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  Chapter 11 is protection from creditors, not complete bankruptcy.  The NRA has also announced it will reincorporate in Texas.  The NRA Board of Directors and Wayne LaPierre have been chastised and applauded for these moves.  I am on the applauding side of these moves.  It has been suggested many times that the NRA, which was founded and incorporated in New York State in 1871, move out of New York to a more friendly state.  It’s too bad it had to happen this way but at least it is getting done.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 14, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 14, 2021

by Richard Pearson

All through 2020 I have reported that firearm sales were skyrocketing and the final numbers prove that.  A new record of 21,000,000 background checks that resulted in firearm sales was set.  Of those 21,000,000 sales, 40% of them were to women.  African Americans purchased 58% more firearms than in any previous year.  Many of those were to African American women.  The record 21,000,000 firearm sales exceeded those during the 2016 Presidential Election by 34%.  The final tally shows there were 8,400,000 new gun owners in the United States.  The NICS check for December 2020 was 3,937,066, an all-time high once again.  For the entire year, the NICS checks were 39,695,315, as expected, another new record. This was driven by not only increased firearm sales but also background checks for concealed carry permits.  The number of firearm sales was down slightly for December but I believe that was simply because there was nothing to buy, at least, that anyone wanted. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 7, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 7, 2021

by Richard Pearson

On Friday, January 8, the Illinois General Assembly will return to Springfield for Lame Duck Session.  One bill we will be watching is SB1966 which is in the Senate.  Please call your State Senator and ask them to oppose SB1966.  On Wednesday, January 13, this bill will die at noon when the 102nd General Assembly is sworn in. 

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RANGE CLOSED TODAY - January 2, 2021

RANGE CLOSED TODAY - January 2, 2021

1/2/2021

Due to inclement weather, our Range is CLOSED today.

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