Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association today is issuing the following statement on legislation newly sworn in Governor JB Pritzker signed into law to require gun dealers to be licensed by the state.
The end of the year is fast approaching but there is still time to make a tax-deductible donation to the Illinois Rifle Association’s Legal Assistance Committee.
by David Diller
When I heard the Illinois State Rifle Association was going to host a GLOCK Armorer’s Course and Pistol Operator Course, I was so excited. I didn’t believe I needed to take another armorer’s course, but the thought of learning everything about the newer GLOCK Generation 5 Safe-Action-Pistol intrigued me. I was intrigued but it was late November and it might be cold.
Thank you to all who participated in our 2018 Anniversary Raffle. The winning ticket numbers are available as an attachment.
The attached document is the ISRA Political Victory Fund endorsements for 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.
The 2018 member upgrade promotion was drawn at ISRA Headquarters on October 12th.
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.
Rossi has issued a voluntary safety warning on certain revolvers.
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!
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.
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.
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. ...
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.