by Richard Pearson
We are now seeing bills introduced that I call the gems of January. These bills clearly indicate where the anti-gun mob would like to go. As I write this, some bills have only been filed with the Clerk of the House or Senate so they have not gone anywhere yet. The clerk will send the bills to the House Rule Committee or the Senate Assignments Committee. A bill’s first stop is in the House Rules Committee or the Senate Assignments Committee. These Committees will decide which Committee in the respective legislative chambers will hear the first reading of the bills. It is here that witness slips will be submitted, testimony is heard and Amendments offered. A bill may be passed out of Committee and sent to whichever chamber or held in committee, or if it fails, that is the end of it. I might as well tell you that the gun bills will go to mostly anti-gun Committees. Elections have consequences.
Due to the extreme weather, the ISRA office will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Commentary by Victor D. Quilici, ISRA General Counsel
Alan Gura, the plaintiffs’ attorney in the Heller and McDonald cases
has done it again, scoring a victory in a federal district court case in the
District of Columbia that many Second Amendment scholars see as
a milestone for the Second Amendment right to carry handguns outside of the
home for self-defense.
CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
The following is a statement released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association regarding the passing of Otis McDonald:
It would have been understandably easy for Otis McDonald to just kick back and enjoy his golden years. Nobody would have blamed Otis one bit for wanting to savor the intangible riches that a long and eventful life has to offer – time with family and a good chuckle or two with friends. It would certainly be fair for one to ask why the heck a man in his seventies would want to launch a challenge against the hallmark achievement of one of the nation's most powerful political organizations.
Wisconsin Department of Justice Announces Reciprocity with Illinois CCL Holders!
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, those with Illinois concealed carry permits are now recognized in Wisconsin.
See the Article
Here are the winning numbers for the IGOLD Raffle, and we’d like to thank everyone who bought a chance and helped support the organization.
1st- Ruger 1911 .45 Engraved w/ ISRA logo - ticket #0588
2nd – Ruger LCR .38 revolver – ticket #5327
3rd – Ruger LCP .380 – ticket #6629
4th – Tactical Flashlight – ticket #2587
Winners of the firearms were contacted and flashlight has been mailed. ...
It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Otis McDonald. Otis was 79. I have always considered Otis as one of those people who lived everyday bravely and was not a hero because of one event but was a hero every day of his life.
Richard A Pearson
Illinois State Rifle Association
Posted Fri Apr 4 15:52:24 CST 2014