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 December 4!
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 December 10th.
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 December 3rd!
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 December 11th!
ISRA Headline News

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 18, 2014

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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Legal Report - December 15, 2014

Legal Report - December 15, 2014

by Victor Quilici, ISRA General Counsel

November and the first half of December have been productive months
for our Legal Referral Program. More than a dozen cases were reported to
General Counsel noting success in obtaining issuance of FOID cards and//or
Concealed Carry Licenses. The results are still coming in and also include
a FOID recovery in a case where a Governor’s pardon did not satisfy ISP.
Currently, at least a half-dozen cases involving denials based on prior
domestic related misdemeanors are being tried in various counties, and we
anticipate success in all of them.
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Repeal The 2nd Amendment

Repeal The 2nd Amendment

By Don Bekeleski

Don’t let the title of this scare you, but then again as you read this it should!
On November 22 the Tallahassee Democrat columnist Gerald Ensley called for the repeal of the Second Amendment and a total ban on handguns and "assault rifles."

He said that pro-gun people always say if you take guns away from law-abiding people it will only leave them in the hands of criminals. His response to that was, “It’s worth a try”!
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 11, 2014

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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Capitol News - The Times They Are a Changing, or Are They?

Capitol News - The Times They Are a Changing, or Are They?

by Maureen Mulhall, ISRA Lobbyist

With the 2014 election day (finally!) behind us it’s time to look forward to 2015 and speculate what that future holds for the citizens of Illinois.  For the first time in more than a decade, Illinois will have a Republican Governor.  
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Model "E"

Model "E"

by Mike Lyons

Sometimes treasures reveal themselves unexpectedly, like a dollar bill excavated from a leaf pile by a gust of autumn wind. 
Author: Mike Lyons
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 4, 2014

by Richard Pearson

We have already begun working on legislation for the new 99th General Assembly which begins on January 14, 2015
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Shooting in Cold Weather, Part Two: Braving the Cold

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:00:40 +0000

Welcome back shooters, and thank you for joining us for our second installment of Shooting in Cold Weather. In our previous piece, we looked at getting the most out of the easiest option, shooting indoors. Today let’s take a look at shooting outside and how to manage your equipment, ammo, and of course, yourself! Those of us who do not have access to indoor ranges or simply need distance to do their work will have to overcome the elements. In addition, if you are like me, you will enjoy the serenity that you just don’t find on the crowded ranges...

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America Seeks to Normalize Relations with Cuba

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:16:27 +0000

President Barrack Obama announced that he has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to begin a dialog with Cuban officials to reestablish political relations.  Political relations with Cuba have been non-existent since the 1960s when Fidel Castro became the dictator via a violent revolution. The sanctions where put in place by Kennedy and have never been lifted. This signals a huge step forward as the United States is one of the only countries left without any diplomatic ties to Havana. Many Cuban-Americans are outraged, as to be expected. Many of them lived through the revolution and had their property and...

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The Left’s Love Affair With the 4-letter N Word

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:09:11 +0000

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley I like quotes.  Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans.  They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on.  I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying...

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The Blame Game — Sandy Hook

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:55:58 +0000

Nine families have filed a lawsuit against Bushmaster, Camfour (a distributor) and Riverview Gun Sales (a gun store). The lawsuit is a negligence and wrongful death suit which claims that the Bushmaster AR-15 should have never been made available to the public since it is a military rifle. The lawsuit states, “In order to continue profiting from the sale of AR-15′s, defendants chose to disregard the unreasonable risks the rifle posed outside of specialized, highly regulated institutions like the armed forces and law enforcement.” The parents and spouses of the deceased are looking to blame someone. You’ll notice that they...

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Sandy Hook Victims’ Families Sue Gun Store and Manufacturer

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:02:39 +0000

NEWTOWN, CT — It was announced today that several families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting are filing suit against Bushmaster (the maker of the rifle used in the shooting), as well as the store owner where the rifle was sold and the distributor who sold the gun to the store that sold the gun  (if that seems a little confusing, it’s not meant to be). In total, some nine families have filed for wrongful death and will file negligence lawsuits against three entities that they claim are responsible for the death of their loved ones in...

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