Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) has told everyone that she intends to call SB 1966 in either the 1st or 2nd Veto Session. 1st Veto Session is scheduled for October 28th, 29th and 30th; 2nd Veto Session is scheduled for November 12th, 13th and 14th.
SB 1966 does nothing to prevent those violating current law from accessing firearms.
As expected, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against us on August 29th, 2019, in the Matthew Wilson, et al., v. Cook County, et al., court case.
10/14/2019 - Homer Glen - 6:00-9:00
The 6th Annual Steve Balich Constitutional Rights Fundraiser Benefiting the ISRA will be held on October 14th, 2019 in Homer Glen, Illinois.
Starting today, July 26, 2019, and for the next week, there is construction and upgrade to the internet backbone serving the ISRA office and the surrounding area. Please be patient when contacting the office via email or phone during this period. This notice will be updated as needed. Thank you for your understanding.
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit challenging the state licensure measure Governor JB Pritzker signed into law shortly after taking office.
Nike Shoe Company had a special Betsy Ross Flag shoe to release for the Fourth of July holiday. The white shoe with red trim featured a replica of the famous flag she sewed on the heel.
IL – The spring session has come to an end and 2nd Amendment
supporters can breathe a sigh of relief as one of the most expansive gun
control measures in recent history failed to win support in the Illinois
Illinois State Rifle Association vows to fight legislation in court if it passes
Representative Kathleen Willis' rewrite of SB1966
, her "Fix the FOID Act" was not called today in the Illinois House
(nor tonight, they just adjourned...) because she did not have enough
votes. The party is not over. Please keep calling your State
Representatives. The Spring legislative session is not scheduled to end
until Friday at midnight. Anything can happen up until then.
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.
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.