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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SB 1966

9/18/2019

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.
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7th Circuit Court Decision

7th Circuit Court Decision

9/4/2019

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.
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ISRA Internet Maintenance

ISRA Internet Maintenance

by ISRA

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.

 

 

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ISRA Challenges Law Requiring Gun Dealers To Obtain A State License

ISRA Challenges Law Requiring Gun Dealers To Obtain A State License

7/17/2019

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.
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Shoes, Flags & Guns

Shoes, Flags & Guns

7/3/2019

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. 
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ISRA: 2nd Amendment Supporters Get a Win as Onerous FOID Card Legislation is Stalled

ISRA: 2nd Amendment Supporters Get a Win as Onerous FOID Card Legislation is Stalled

6/3/2019

Chatsworth, 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 Senate. 

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Illinois House approves some of the nation’s most onerous regulations for gun owners

Illinois State Rifle Association vows to fight legislation in court if it passes

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ISRA Legislative Alert - SB1966 as Amended

ISRA Legislative Alert - SB1966 as Amended

5/28/2019

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.




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Legislative Advisory - May 24, 2019

Legislative Advisory - May 24, 2019

5/24/2019

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.

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SB1966 with House Committee Amendment 1

SB1966 with House Committee Amendment 1

5/21/2019

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.
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Witness Slips Needed to OPPOSE SB1966 HCA1

Witness Slips Needed to OPPOSE SB1966 HCA1

5/20/2019

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PLEASE STAND BY FOR ALERTS!

5/15/2019

PLEASE STAND BY FOR ALERTS!
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244th Anniversary of the “Shot Heard Round the World.”

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.

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