Illinois State Rifle Association vows to fight legislation in court if it passes
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE STAND BY FOR ALERTS!
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.
Thank you for participating in the 2019 IGOLD Raffle!
by Richard Pearson
ISRA Wins In Case Against East St. Louis Housing Authority
Contact: Richard Pearson
Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association is hailing the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California decision striking down California’s ban on commonly owned firearm magazines.
Medal of Honor Day is commemorated every March 25th as a tribute to the first medal of honor awards presented on March 25, 1863.
Chatsworth, IL – Lake County Judge Luis Berrones ruled today that the Village of Deerfield does not have the authority to ban semi-automatic firearms and magazines in their community, according to Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson, who was instrumental in challenging the municipality’s ban.
Due to the extreme weather, the ISRA office will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
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.
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
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.
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Winners of the firearms were contacted and flashlight has been mailed. ...
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
Illinois State Rifle Association
Posted Fri Apr 4 15:52:24 CST 2014
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.
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.