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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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