by Richard Pearson
It is with great regret that I must inform you the Grand American Trapshooting has been moved to Missouri for this year. The Grand American is one of the greatest events in the world. The fact that it was forced out of the State of Illinois is a travesty. It is time this ridiculous shutdown is over.
At this time, the Illinois State Police (ISP) is not accepting ICCL renewal certificates. Please do not try to submit them. When the Governor’s Executive Order is lifted and the 12 month clock starts, you will be able to upload your renewal certificate. We will keep you posted.
Chatsworth, IL – While Illinois families are dealing with the loss of loved ones and struggling with job loss and other economic hardships, anti-gunners are using the pandemic to push their agenda.
Right now we are only allowing current range members to enter the range and they must comply with current social distancing and hygiene. At this time we are asking that members do not bring guests. No organized activities, classes, or leagues are taking place at this time. We will let you know when the range is fully open once the state restrictions are lifted. We are projecting to have the range fully open by mid-May.
by Taylor Deckert
After thoughtful consideration and reflection, the Board of Directors of the Civilian Marksmanship Program announces the cancellation of the 2020 National Matches at Camp Perry.
The IGOLD Raffle drawing was held on April 14, 2020. The winning ticket numbers are below:
Thanks to all who participated in the IGOLD Raffle!
Chatsworth, IL – After a few weeks of negotiations with the Illinois State Police, new emergency rules have been issued regarding FOID card renewals, according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
We at the ISRA take our responsibility very seriously when it comes to the health and well‑being of our members, staff and our community. As a result, all leagues, classes and organized activities are canceled, at this time, until May 1, 2020.
All ranges are open to members.
Thank you for membership, understanding and cooperation.
The NRA Annual Meeting scheduled for April 16-19, 2020 in Nashville has been cancelled. Please remember to cancel your rooms if applicable. Details regarding a rescheduled NRA Members' Meeting will be forthcoming.
Due to the coronavirus threat, the Secretary of State’s office has cancelled all events at the Illinois State Capitol including Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) which was to be held on April 1, 2020. We have tentatively rescheduled IGOLD for Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. We regret any inconvenience caused by this cancellation. We will keep you updated. The IGOLD raffle drawing will still take place on April 14th.
Chatsworth, IL – Last week Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Brendan Kelly outlined steps that ISP has taken to manage the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) and Conceal Carry License (CCL) programs and laid much of the blame on funding issues.
From Director Kelly’s press conference on 02/13/2020:
In the last few months, we have heard from dozens of people who are having issues with their FOID Card and Concealed Carry applications.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Canada Valleyfield, Inc (GD-OTS), has determined a potential defect relating to certain lots of Accurate 2495, 4064 and 4350 propellants manufactured for Western Powders Inc. prior to October 1, 2016 and packaged under the Accurate brand name in 1 lb. and 8 lb. canisters, may be defective.
4/20/2020-4/24/2020 - ISRA Range Classroom, Ranges 3 & 5 - 8:00-5:00
NRA Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor Development Schools develop and enhance both instructor skills and firearm handling skills of all students so they can effectively teach their officers to win lethal encounters. These schools are intended for public and private law enforcement officers and military personnel who are currently assigned, or about to be assigned, duties as law enforcement firearm instructors.
Today the Illinois State Police released the Emergency Rules for the Gun Dealer Licensing Certification Act (GDLCA). These rules will be heard by the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules (JCAR) on February 18, 2020.
by Ed Sullivan, ISRA Lobbyist, former Illinois State Legislator
In the New Year there will be a bevy of new laws facing Illinois Citizens. One new law that Gun Owners should pay close attention to is PA 101-0027, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. This new law allows Illinois citizens over twenty-one the ability to purchase and consume cannabis recreationally. Illinois citizens have had the ability to purchase and consume cannabis for medical reasons for five years. There is a difference between the purchase and use of Medical Cannabis and Recreational Cannabis as it relates to your lawful rights to own and possess a firearm in Illinois.