The Illinois House of Representatives will not be in session on Saturday (tomorrow) but will return on Sunday at 4:00pm. There has been a new amendment filed on SB1966. This Amendment reduces the cost of the FOID from $50 for five years to $20 for five years. The rest of the onerous provisions, such as fingerprinting and forcing private transfers through FFLs, still remain. We are vehemently opposed to this entire bill. I expect this new amendment to go to Committee immediately on Sunday afternoon. If this bill makes it through Committee, it will be on the House floor very quickly. Be prepared to file witness slips opposing this new amendment. As I write this, the amendment has not yet been posted to Committee.
Ranges 8, 9, 10 and 11 are under water and closed.
It is critical that you call your State Representative now and urge that they not support this bill, SB1966, as amended, in a floor vote.
PLEASE STAND BY FOR ALERTS!
by Richard Pearson
This weekend is a very significant one in the history of our country. On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride, which has forever been memorialized by Longfellow.
Thank you for participating in the 2019 IGOLD Raffle!
by Richard Pearson
ISRA Wins In Case Against East St. Louis Housing Authority
Contact: Richard Pearson
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association is hailing the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California decision striking down California’s ban on commonly owned firearm magazines.
Medal of Honor Day is commemorated every March 25th as a tribute to the first medal of honor awards presented on March 25, 1863.
Chatsworth, IL – Lake County Judge Luis Berrones ruled today that the Village of Deerfield does not have the authority to ban semi-automatic firearms and magazines in their community, according to Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson, who was instrumental in challenging the municipality’s ban.
Due to the extreme weather, the ISRA office will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association today is issuing the following statement on legislation newly sworn in Governor JB Pritzker signed into law to require gun dealers to be licensed by the state.
The end of the year is fast approaching but there is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to the Illinois Rifle Association’s Legal Assistance Committee.
by David Diller
When I heard the Illinois State Rifle Association was going to host a GLOCK Armorer’s Course and Pistol Operator Course, I was so excited. I didn’t believe I needed to take another armorer’s course, but the thought of learning everything about the newer GLOCK Generation 5 Safe-Action-Pistol intrigued me. I was intrigued but it was late November and it might be cold.
Thank you to all who participated in our 2018 Anniversary Raffle. The winning ticket numbers are available as an attachment.
The attached document is the ISRA Political Victory Fund endorsements for 2018.
Jack Bockman of Oswego , and Matt Durdan of Grand Ridge, won the Illinois State Metric and Conventional Prone Smallbore Rifle Championship titles, respectively. The match was held September 8 and 9, 2018. The two day championships took place at the I.S.R.A. Range near Bonfield with attending competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
The 2018 member upgrade promotion was drawn at ISRA Headquarters on October 12th.
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has formally endorsed Bruce Rauner for Governor and is urging all gun owners in Illinois to support Governor Rauner’s candidacy.