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ISP Emergency Rules for the Gun Dealer Licensing Certification Act

1/17/2020

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. 
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Cannabis and Your Second Amendment Rights

Cannabis and Your Second Amendment Rights

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. 

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ISRA: Nearly $30 Million Taken From FOID Card Fund In The Last Five Years

ISRA: Nearly $30 Million Taken From FOID Card Fund In The Last Five Years

12/10/2019 - For Immediate Release

Chatsworth, IL – Nearly $30 million in funds generated by user fees that should be used to reduce the wait time for FOID card applications and for the administration of the Illinois Concealed Carry License (ICCL) program has been diverted to general state spending according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.

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ISRA EMERGENCY ALERT

ISRA EMERGENCY ALERT

12/10/2019

The recent revelations regarding fund sweeps of monies from the Firearms Service Fund and the State Police Operations Fund are a travesty against law-abiding gun owners in Illinois.

Nearly $30 million in funds generated by user fees that should be used to reduce the wait time for FOID card applications and for the administration of the Concealed Carry program in Illinois has been diverted to general state spending.

 

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116th Anniversary Raffle Winning Tickets

116th Anniversary Raffle Winning Tickets

12/6/2019

Thank you to all who purchased tickets for our 116th Anniversary Raffle.  The winning ticket numbers can be downloaded with the attachment.
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Virginia Democrats Prefile SB 64 – Could Outlaw Firearms Training

Published in Conservative Firing Line

Democrats are having a free-for-all in Virginia after their big win this fall. Another ridiculous bill has been prefiled to be printed on January 8, 2020. SB 64 outlaws firearms training, and could impact other group sports such as Krav Maga, Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense training, etc. The bill is designed to prohibit paramilitary activity (read that “citizen militias”). But as it stands, it would do a lot more. And turn law abiding Virginians into felons with a snap of the handcuffs.

 

See original article at https://conservativefiringline.com/virginia-democrats-prefile-sb-64-could-outlaw-firearms-training/

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How Illinois LE Agencies Use Your FOID Transaction History to Determine What Firearms You Own

How Illinois LE Agencies Use Your FOID Transaction History to Determine What Firearms You Own

by John Krupa III

This is my Part 2 follow-up to the article I wrote on Mandatory ISP Compliance for Expired, Suspended and Revoked FOID Cards.

While my last article drew hundreds of comments on this topic, one of the more serious comments of concern was; “If my FOID card does become expired, suspended or revoked, how does the ISP determine what firearms I own when a firearm disposition investigation begins?”

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ISRA Office Closed - November 11, 2019

11/11/2019

Due to the extreme weather, the ISRA office is closed.  We will re-open tomorrow, November 12, 2019.

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Veterans Day is About All of Us

Veterans Day is About All of Us

by Richard Pearson

When I meet individuals who have served in the United States military, I always try to thank them for their service. I think it is important to express gratitude to those who willingly step up to serve the cause of freedom by serving in our military.

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Mandatory ISP Compliance for Expired, Suspended and Revoked FOID Cards

Mandatory ISP Compliance for Expired, Suspended and Revoked FOID Cards

by John Krupa III

One of the many jobs I have become involved with over the years is working as an expert consultant and expert witness with various law firms and private attorneys on firearm industry related cases, private gun owner cases and use of deadly force cases.

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ISRA Annual Sighting-In-Day

ISRA Annual Sighting-In-Day

10/19/2019

The ISRA Annual Sighting-In-Day (SID) will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:30-3:30.  The ISRA Range offers this event every year as a public service to the community.  Aside from sighting-in your firearms, we provide this service in the interest of firearm safety.  We check in all firearms and make sure the ammunition is correct, sights are mounted properly and make certain you know how to operate your firearm.  While Sighting-In-Day is designed for hunters, we have many people who have purchased a firearm but have never fired it.  They are also welcome to come spend the day and see our Range.  This is a chance for the ISRA to meet the gun owning community.  

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Agenda for Lobby Day - Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Agenda for Lobby Day - Tuesday, October 29, 2019

10/29/2019

The Illinois State Rifle Association will sponsor a scaled down version of IGOLD on Tuesday, October 29th.  The venue for the meeting is the Howlett Building Auditorium which only holds about 500 people.  The purpose of this event is to stop in and see your State Senator and ask them to vote NO on SB1966.   If it passes the Senate, the Governor will surely sign it.  As long as you are there, take time to go see your State Representative.  If you are unable to be present, please call your State Senator and State Representative from your home or work.

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SAF Seeks SCOTUS Review of Important Illinois Carry Case

SAF Seeks SCOTUS Review of Important Illinois Carry Case

10/11/2019

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to review a case challenging the State of Illinois’ ban on concealed carry by non-residents, asserting that without high court review, “virtually all Americans will be deprived of their full Second Amendment rights while in the State of Illinois, based on nothing more than their state of residence.”

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ISRA Executive Director Issues Statement on the Illinois House Task Force on Gun Violence

ISRA Executive Director Issues Statement on the Illinois House Task Force on Gun Violence

9/26/2019

Chatsworth, IL – Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson is issuing the following statement on the formation of the Illinois House Task Force on Gun Violence, which is comprised of 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats and is being asked to present a comprehensive bill for consideration to the full legislative body. 

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