A-Black Powder
NRA Day at the Range
Many new shooters assembled at the ISRA Open House. Some received instruction shooting a muzzle loading pistol for the first time. Look below to see contributor Mike Lyon's latest article, posted November 12!
A-iGold-Demonstration
Illinois gun owners poured into the streets Springfield for Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD)in 2014. Why should I join ISRA? Bcause there is POWER in numbers. Remember when Concealed Carry was just a dream? Look below to see ISRA lobbyist, Maureen Mulhall's newest article posted November 4th.
Education - Range Shooing
It happens once a year at the ISRA Open House, also known as NRA Day. Many shooters, some of whom have never handled a firearm, enjoy hands on instruction with certified trainers. Look below to see contributor Kristen Monroe's latest article posted November 2nd!
The Largest Shooting Event in the Country
Education - Women on Target
The ISRA Women On Target
So with the opportunity to “bust some clays” at a NRA Women on Target shotgun shooting skills class, do you think she’d say no? No chance. Look below to read Masaad Ayoob's latest article posted September 23rd!
Hard Dog Day at the Range
Hard Dog Day at the Range
Junior Rifle Teams practice for the National matches at the ISRA Range in Bonfield. Look below to read Don Bekeleski's latest commentary posted November 7th!
ISRA Headline News
THIS TIME OF YEAR!

THIS TIME OF YEAR!

By Don Bekeleski

We are in that time of the year when everyone gets a little more excited than usual. We reflect back on our lives a lot. I am celebrating ten years of writing for the ISRA in the Shooter and on the website.

How I manage to find topics amazes me, but as long as the good Lord gives me the ability, I will continue! I have received comments back from my readers and I love hearing from them. All have been most kind.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 20, 2014

by Richard Pearson

The first Fall Veto Session is underway and we are already aware of anti-gun bills which we will see in the regular Spring Session in 2015.
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Mini Legal Report - November 20, 2014

Mini Legal Report - November 20, 2014

by Victor Quilici, ISRA General Counsel

Currently ISRA’s referral program attorneys have brought approximately three dozen lawsuits against the ISP (regarding denial of CCL applications), all of which are monitored through our General Counsel’s offices.
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Website Maintenance

11/22/2014 - 11:00p.m.-1:00a.m.

Please be advised that our website will be down for required maintenance for a period of 30 minutes to 2 hours on Saturday, November 22, beginning at approximately 11:00p.m. We apologize for the brief service disruption.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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Gun Report From The CDC

“Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,”says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

(CNSNews.com) – “Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,”says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Author: Ken (Admin)
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111th Anniversary Raffle Winners

Drawing held on November 15, 2014

Firearm winners are being notified, all other winning prizes will be shipped over the next few days. To view the winning numbers, click below on the PDF document. Thanks to all that participated.
Author: Lori (Admin)
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 13, 2014

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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The Gun News Feed

Grand Jury Returns No True Bill in Michael Brown Shooting

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:56:00 +0000

FERGUSON, MO — The grand jury has returned a no true bill on all five indictments against Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The grand jury has been examining evidence and hearing testimony for more than three months while attempting to ascertain all of the facts as they relate to this tragic death. Robert McCullough, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, gave a lengthy, and at times rambling, debriefing of the evidence that he felt was the most compelling. He did not present all the evidence, as this would have taken days as opposed to minutes....

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New York State of Mind: Seizing Guns from the Dead

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:27:34 +0000

New York is a fairly large state, and much of it is sparsely populated. As a result, the voting block is largely controlled by Manhattan and its boroughs. As everyone knows, the gun laws are not exactly favorable to the gun-owning public. Recently, the Buffalo police have started a concerted effort to confiscate handguns by cross-referencing death records with pistol permit holders. This tactic isn’t entirely new, per se; This usually happens when the police are alerted by a surviving family member that so-and-so has passed, and they would like to know what they’re supposed to do with the individual’s...

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Group Petitions Utah to End CCW in College Assemblies: MomsRising

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:57:49 +0000

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — There’s a new idiot in town folks, and her name is Chelsi Archibald. Besides having an atrocious haircut and poor taste in eyewear, Chelsi is constitutionally illiterate. Chelsi and the group to which she belongs, MomsRising, have submitted a petition to Utah governor Gary Herbert asking that Utah’s concealed carry law be modified to disallow concealed carry in college assemblies and at speaking events at schools and universities. Currently Utah has a fantastic concealed carry law that allows carry on any and all public schools, whether they are elementary schools, high schools, colleges or universities....

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Russia Now Allows Citizens to Concealed Carry

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:06:07 +0000

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — We live in strange times and while doing my research this past weekend I came across a news story that made me feel like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Mother Russia has decided to allow its citizens to carry firearms for self-defense purposes. In the past, Russians could own firearms for hunting and sport only. This is the norm in most European nations when it comes to gun laws. Now, Vladimir Putin has decided that Russians will be allowed to defend themselves with firearms. Russia has the 5th highest murder rate in the...

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12 Year Old with Pellet Gun Killed by Police

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:49:05 +0000

Disclaimer: This story is extremely difficult to write. When I heard the news over the weekend that a 12-year-old had been killed by police, I was depressed, and to be honest, I had no intention of writing about it. This website and my articles had elicited at times some heated and nasty discussions about police and their role in recent shootings. I didn’t want this article to turn into another one of those nasty, mudslinging, comment flame wars, but I have an obligation to opine on current events like this one. I only ask for a modicum of civility in...

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