ISRA  Political Victory Fund Endorses Governor Bruce Rauner

ISRA Political Victory Fund Endorses Governor Bruce Rauner

10/31/2018

The attached document is the ISRA Political Victory Fund endorsements for 2018.
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Bockman and Durdan Win State Smallbore Prone Titles

Bockman and Durdan Win State Smallbore Prone Titles

10/24/2018

Jack Bockman of Oswego , and Matt Durdan of Grand Ridge, won the Illinois State Metric and Conventional Prone Smallbore Rifle Championship titles, respectively.  The match was held September 8 and 9, 2018. The two day championships took place at the I.S.R.A. Range near Bonfield with attending competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
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2018 Member Upgrade Promotion

2018 Member Upgrade Promotion

10/19/2018

The 2018 member upgrade promotion was drawn at ISRA Headquarters on October 12th. 
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ISRA-Political Victory Fund Endorses Bruce Rauner for Governor

ISRA-Political Victory Fund Endorses Bruce Rauner for Governor

10/17/2018

 Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has formally endorsed Bruce Rauner for Governor and is urging all gun owners in Illinois to support Governor Rauner’s candidacy.

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Rossi Safety Warning

Rossi Safety Warning

10/10/2018

Rossi has issued a voluntary safety warning on certain revolvers.
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CCRKBA Recognizes ISRA As Affiliate Of The Year

CCRKBA Recognizes ISRA As Affiliate Of The Year

The members of the ISRA have won affiliate of the year from the CCRKBA! We owe our members a huge debt of gratitude for the thousands upon thousands of hours of volunteer time spent defending the Second Amendment. Our work is made possible by our members. Thank you for fighting the good fight!
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Gun owners, get active!

Gun owners, get active!

By John Meacham, ISRA Member

As I read an article with the headline “RNC internal poll finds GOP in danger due to complacent Trump voters: report” on thehill.com, I was reminded of what Illinois State Rifle Association leaders told those of us who attended a regional meeting in Marion Tuesday of last week.

We conservatives in general and law-abiding firearm owners in particular are all too often our own worst enemies. We are too often too apathetic or uninformed to bring our full power to bear against our very real foes.

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33rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago

33rd Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago

September 21-23, 2018 - Hyatt Regency O'Hare

BELLEVUE, WA – Teen Second Amendment activist Kyle Kashuv, a student survivor of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will be a featured speaker at the 33rd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which will be held Sept. 21-23 in Chicago.

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Range Work Day September 1, 2018 - Cancelled

8/30/2018

Range Work Day for September 1, 2018, is cancelled.  

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Is the US Still the World’s Best Armory?

Is the US Still the World’s Best Armory?

by Jay Chambers

While the answer to this question is quite obvious, we’ll dig out information and proof to support the fact that yes, the United States is still the world’s best and biggest armory.
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Cheap ‘Cleaning’ vs. Deep Cleaning

Cheap ‘Cleaning’ vs. Deep Cleaning

by Kirby Schupp

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Illinois Shooter
When shooters are asked about how they cleaned their guns, they likely reply that it was done on just the barrel bore and included a typical outside wipe-down. That at least covers the basics, but some mechanisms are so complex that few are attempting anything approaching disassembly. Some offers for gun cleaning at local shops are nothing like a complete teardown, but instead some combination of soak, scrub, or spray. The clue is that the price is too low for professional shops, where experienced gunsmiths know to thoroughly disassemble and inspect the parts after cleansing and before reassembly and testing.
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Those Who Rule Against the People

Those Who Rule Against the People

by Richard Vaughan

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Illinois Shooter

There was a time when our representatives had a fair respect for the will of the people. No more. Astute observers have noted that progressive politicians are fond of ruling against the will of the people. The Obama administration, for example, was very successful at ramming through programs unpopular with Americans: government-run health insurance, a massive debt-inducing stimulus, a costly energy policy, gender-neutral bathrooms, even a “healthy” school lunch program—and, thankfully, less successful anti-gun initiatives.

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Face the Truth About Gun Control

Face the Truth About Gun Control

by Charlie Gruner

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of The Illinois Shooter

A front-page article in the Sunday, May 6, 2018, issue of the Galesburg Register‑Mail from the Associated Press (AP) titled “Arming adults in schools risky,” sub‑headed, “AP review indicates putting guns in the hands of teachers, campus officers can have own set of consequences.” The AP is not noted for unbiased reporting, and this item is just another example. This piece is designed to mislead readers. The AP would rather have a little sign on the door saying “gun‑free zone” as the sole deterrent to gun violence in schools.

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Palmer v D.C.

Palmer v D.C.

Commentary by Victor D. Quilici, ISRA General Counsel

Alan Gura, the plaintiffs’ attorney in the Heller and McDonald cases
has done it again, scoring a victory in a federal district court case in the
District of Columbia that many Second Amendment scholars see as
a milestone for the Second Amendment right to carry handguns outside of the
home for self-defense.
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Wisconson CCW Reciprocity

Wisconsin Department of Justice Announces Reciprocity with Illinois CCL Holders!

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, those with Illinois concealed carry permits are now recognized in Wisconsin.

See the Article

 

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IGOLD Raffle Results!

IGOLD Raffle Results!

Here are the winning numbers for the IGOLD Raffle, and we’d like to thank everyone who bought a chance and helped support the organization.

1st- Ruger 1911 .45 Engraved w/ ISRA logo - ticket #0588
2nd – Ruger LCR .38 revolver – ticket #5327 
3rd – Ruger LCP .380 – ticket #6629 
4th – Tactical Flashlight – ticket #2587
 
Winners of the firearms were contacted and flashlight has been mailed. ... 

 

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Otis McDonald

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Otis McDonald. Otis was 79. I have always considered Otis as one of those people who lived everyday bravely and was not a hero because of one event but was a hero every day of his life. 

 Richard A Pearson
 Executive Director
 Illinois State Rifle Association

 Posted Fri Apr 4 15:52:24 CST 2014
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Otis McDonald Did the Right Thing

CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association regarding the passing of Otis McDonald: 

 It would have been understandably easy for Otis McDonald to just kick back and enjoy his golden years. Nobody would have blamed Otis one bit for wanting to savor the intangible riches that a long and eventful life has to offer – time with family and a good chuckle or two with friends. It would certainly be fair for one to ask why the heck a man in his seventies would want to launch a challenge against the hallmark achievement of one of the nation's most powerful political organizations. 

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ALERT - SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Accessories to (Your) Murder

When it became inevitable that Illinois would finally enact concealed carry, leaders of the pro-self defense movement began preparing for the political and legislative backlash that was sure to follow. After all, the gun-grabbers had invested a lot of money and political capital into stalling Illinois' efforts to become the 50th state permitting citizens to defend themselves. Oddly, some within the anti-self defense camp believed that, pass or fail, Illinois' concealed carry efforts would be the catalyst needed to spark a nationwide repeal of concealed carry laws.

 So here we are in late March and the anti-CCW barrage is well underway at the Illinois Capitol. Gun-grabbing legislators are tripping all over themselves to introduce legislation to eliminate advantages concealed carry gives the citizen over violent muggers, murderers, robbers and rapists. Once again, the gun-hating left has made its expectations abundantly clear. The gun-haters expect citizens to learn to live with and accept criminal behavior rather than expect criminals to conform to society's norms.

 Here is a taste of just some of the anti-self defense legislation introduced during this session of the Illinois General Assembly.
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