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 18, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 18, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The Illinois General Assembly is on recess until April 30th.  There are only 21 Legislative days until adjournment.  This means that things may happen quickly in Springfield so everyone will have to be on high alert. 

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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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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 28, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 28, 2019

by Richard Pearson

IGOLD 2019 is now nestled into the history as one of the best we have ever had.  I want to thank all those who attended, the fabulous volunteers, staff, bus sponsors and organizations who helped make IGOLD 2019 a great event.  Our keynote speaker, David Keene, did a wonderful job and will be a tough act to follow.  This year’s March to the Capitol was a spectacle to behold.  The March was a sea of gold that seemed to flow down Capitol Avenue.  We were aided by beautiful sunny weather and temperature in the 60s.  There is no question that things went well for us this year.  

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 21, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 21, 2019

by Richard Pearson

In only six days one of the most important events in the Legislative Session will occur, Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD).  This is the best chance for law-abiding gun owners to show how important our Second Amendment rights are to us.  IGOLD could not come at a more opportune time.  I expect legislation to begin to move in a few weeks.  Now is the time to show legislators how dedicated we are to preserving our Second Amendment rights.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 14, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 14, 2019

by Richard Pearson

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, a pro-Second Amendment Rally was held in Effingham, Illinois, with 1602 people attending.  I have never seen a rally this large and enthusiastic outside of IGOLD.  It is very important that everyone possible attend IGOLD on Wednesday, March 27th.  The rally in Effingham is indicative of what is going on in Illinois outside of Chicago.  When HR0101 came up, the resolution to separate Chicago from the rest of the State, the cheers were long and loud.  It is not that Downstaters hate the people in Chicago, it is that they hate being ruled by Chicago politicians and their country bumpkin attitude toward the rest of the State. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 7, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 7, 2019

When any event happens where lives are lost, we all wonder what happened, could this have been prevented, who didn’t do their job, was the system at fault and a variety of immediately unanswerable questions.  Such was the case in the Aurora shooting a few weeks ago.  Answers to these situations are complicated and don’t pop up like your morning toast.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 28, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 28, 2019

by Richard Pearson

In the heat of all the anti-gun activity in Springfield, it is important to remember the Illinois State Rifle Association is moving forward on the litigation front.  I am pleased to announce the suit against Cook County and their so-called assault weapons ban is again moving forward.  The case known as Wilson v Cook County will be argued before the Seventh Circuit on April 4th, 2019.  For those who might not recall, the Seventh Circuit is a Federal Court with the next stop being the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 21, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 21, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The work place shooting in Aurora has ignited a firestorm in Springfield.  There are questions about both human and system failures, and also the ever-present question and plea of what can we do, we must do something!  That combination is the recipe for bad law.

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