NRA Day 2018 AR
2018 NRA Day
The 16th Annual NRA Day at the ISRA Range was held on June 16th, 2018! Thanks to all who attended!
NRA Day 2018
The 16th Annual NRA Day at the ISRA Range was held on June 16th, 2018! Thanks to all who attended!
Education - Range Shooting
MAG Classes at the ISRA Range
The renowned Massad Ayoob holds regular MAG classes at our range. One participant practices his new found skills.
2017 Winter Wars
2018 Winter Wars
The Winter Wars Matches were 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!
ISRA Airgun League
ISRA Airgun League is held every Wednesday night from October through April, at the ISRA Range Clubhouse in Bonfield IL.
A-Black Powder
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 Headline News
ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 23, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 23, 2019

by Richard Pearson

On Tuesday, May 21st, the anti-gunners’ dream bill SB1966 HCA1 passed out of the House Judicial Committee and is on the order of Second Reading in the House of Representatives.   If this bill passes the House it only has to go to the Illinois Senate for Concurrence.   There will be no hearings, just a vote. While this bill claims to fix the Aurora problem, it does not.  The shooter in Aurora had lied twice on federal government forms, as well as state forms.  Each lie carried a perjury charge, he possessed a firearm illegally and no one did anything.  The problem, we are told, is that the Illinois State Police (ISP) does not have enough resources.  Really!

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 16, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 16, 2019

by Richard Pearson

On May 16, 1945, President Harry S. Truman made the decision to go forward with an attack on Japan using an atomic bomb.  Two months later a plutonium based atomic bomb was successfully tested near Alamogordo, New Mexico.  This was known as the Trinity Test.  The United States developed two types of bombs, a uranium based bomb and a plutonium based bomb.  Scientists were sure the uranium based bomb would work but they were unsure about the plutonium based bomb because little was known about plutonium, a trace element found in uranium.  The plutonium core was about the size of a grapefruit but much more powerful.  The project name for the development of the atomic bomb was the Manhattan Project.  The cost was two billion dollars, about what the government pays for a toilet seat today.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 9, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 9, 2019

by Richard Pearson

There are 14 days left in the Senate and 16 days left in the House of Representatives in this Legislative Session but there is still plenty of time for mayhem.  This Legislative Session has revealed the true intent of the anti-gun crowd to even the blindest of gun owners.  We have seen the introduction of a bill with universal ammunition taxes, the introduction of a ban that includes every type of semi-auto firearm including .22s, and a FOID card bill that would literally make it impossible for most people to have a FOID card.  In the past there were some gun owners who did not come to the defense of others gun owners because it did not affect them.  It has always been clear to many of us that everything is on the table and the anti-gun crowd wants it all.  Now it should be clear to all gun owners.  This is not an Illinois problem alone.  Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey who is running for President, has even more outlandish proposals. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 2, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 2, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (NRAAM) has concluded after a somewhat contentious members meeting.  Of course, the media is salivating at the idea of problems in the NRA.  Is the NRA perfect?  The answer is no, but then neither is any other organization.  The NRA is about a million times better than Congress, for example. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 25, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 25, 2019

by Richard Pearson

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) maintains the JPFO Gun Confiscation Clock. The clock now shows 12 minutes to midnight, a loss of two minutes.  The reason for this is the introduction of H.R. 8 and HB 1112 in the United States House of Representatives.  Last week I referred to the anti-gun pushes in the traditionally pro-Second Amendment States.  This is what happens when gun owners take things for granted.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 11, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 11, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The Gun Sanctuary County movement which started in Effingham County, Illinois has now spread throughout the country.  In Washington State two more counties have declared themselves Gun Sanctuary Counties.  Here in Illinois, Carroll County has now joined the ranks of the resistance.  More are pending. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 4, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 4, 2019

by Richard Pearson

In my last Thursday Bulletin, I spoke about our most recent Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) but failed to mention one quite impressive element.  One of our faithful members, Joyce Lindelof, 91 years young, not only attended IGOLD, but marched to the Capitol along with many of you.  Joyce has been an active ISRA member for many years.  We can all learn a lot from her dedication to our Second Amendment rights.  Thank you Joyce and we hope to see you next year!   

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