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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to all who purchased tickets for our 116th Anniversary Raffle. The winning ticket numbers can be downloaded with the attachment.
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/
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?”
Due to the extreme weather, the ISRA office is closed. We will re-open tomorrow, November 12, 2019.
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.
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.
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.