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 January 13!
A-iGold-Demonstration
Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Rally and March. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield Illinois. Let your voice be heard!
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 January 5!
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 January 6!
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 March 3rd!
ISRA Headline News
ARM A TEACHER—SAVE A CHILD

ARM A TEACHER—SAVE A CHILD

By Don Bekeleski

We have had some school shootings in this country. This is very sad. How anyone can point a firearm at an innocent child with intent to shoot is hard to believe and very sick. These people need to be punished severely for such an act! There is nothing more despicable than this act! The child has done nothing to upset the shooter or to give him reason to shoot. There is only one way to stop this kind of carnage. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
I thought their point was to stop people from shooting up schools etc.
The only thing that will stop that is to arm the teachers!
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 26, 2015

by Richard Pearson

Executive Director's Message
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IS GUN-FREE REALLY DANGER FREE?

IS GUN-FREE REALLY DANGER FREE?

OUTDOOR CHANNEL PREMIERES “SAFE HAVEN: GUN-FREE ZONES IN AMERICA” DOCUMENTARY

WHAT:              Outdoor Channel is debuting its inaugural documentary film, “Safe Haven: Gun-Free Zones in America” (“Safe Haven”), on Wednesday, April 1. The hour-long original documentary, which is hosted by Katie Pavlich – Townhall news editor, FOX News contributor and New York Times best-selling author, brings audiences to the center of the controversy regarding gun-free zones in America.

Author: Ken (Admin)
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50th District Update: Standing Up for the Second Amendment

50th District Update: Standing Up for the Second Amendment

By Illinois State Senator Sam McCann

Dear friends,
This week was a busy one at the Capitol.
Author: Ken (Admin)
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ATF Director Jones Announces Resignation

3/20/2015

ATF Director Jones Announces Resignation
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning.

Jones was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of ATF director on Jan. 24, 2013. On July 31, 2013, Jones became the first ATF director in history to receive Senate confirmation. Prior to becoming ATF’s permanent Director, Jones served as the acting ATF Director starting Aug. 31, 2011. While serving as the acting director of ATF, Jones was also the U. S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, a post he held from Aug. 7, 2009, until his confirmation as ATF Director.

ATF Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon will serve as Acting Director after Jones departs. Brandon was appointed Deputy Director of ATF in October 2011. Brandon has more than 26 years of experience with ATF. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, Brandon served as the special agent in charge of the Phoenix field division beginning in March 2011, and special agent in charge of the Detroit field division from January 2008 until his assignment to Phoenix.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 19, 2015

by Richard Pearson

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IGOLD Bus Scheduling Is Now Closed

3/16/2015

Thank you to those who signed up for a bus to IGOLD. The bus schedules are being finalized and will be sent to the bus captains.  Let's make IGOLD 2015 a great event.  See you in Springfield!
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Sex, Booze and Obstruction of Justice–ATF, DEA, FBI, US Marshals

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:08:42 +0000

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Depart of Justice (DOJ) has just released a scathing report in which damning evidence is presented that the top federal law enforcement agencies in the United States, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Marshals, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been involved in illegal conduct while stationed abroad. The report entitled “The Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations by the Department’s Law Enforcement Components” is 139 pages long. The problems within these powerful law enforcement agencies is astonishing and revolting; yet, not really surprising,...

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New Competition Gear: The Tuff Cobra Belt

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:57:53 +0000

I am a huge advocate of practicing with what you would depend on in an emergency. Any student of ours as well as those who follow my articles can attest to this principle. Many people who hear this believe it only refers to the firearm; however, the truth is that this includes the gear that is used to carry it as well as its accessories and accessory holders. A good stiff belt is essential to a good draw. Anybody with even a basic level of experience will recognize that. Flex in your gun belt leads to slower draws which in...

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After ATF Ammo Ban Fails, Democrats Take Over

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:42:47 +0000

The recent failure of the ATF ammo ban on the popular M855 round was due to heavy disapproval from the American community. Regardless of the obvious mass opinion that M855 ammunition is to remain legal, Democrat leaders have decided to jump on the ATF bandwagon and continue efforts to ban it. M855 ammunition is being banned on the grounds that it is “armor-piercing” ammunition. It has always been exempt from restrictions because it is primarily used only for sportsmen and hunting. M855 is popular for its availability, price, and accuracy. Since the ATF failed in its efforts to categorize M855...

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What is my Gun Worth?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:34:54 +0000

What is my gun worth? This is a very common question. The answer is easy, right? It’s worth whatever someone is willing to pay you for it. But, trying to determine what someone will pay for a gun is the real trick. There some things that you can do to get a feel for what your gun is worth, whether it is an antique or something newer. Sometimes we inherit an old gun from a grandparent or parent and we really have no clue where to begin. I’m going to explore some ideas to help you down the path to...

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CalGuns Foundation: Fighting for Gun Rights in California

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:00:02 +0000

I have a real dislike for the liberal way of living, and I don’t like the way that they think (or their lack there of).  But I especially don’t like the way that they like to take it upon themselves to promote and propagate their senseless and arrogant beliefs onto everyone else.  So, when I when I quote one of them, please know how much I hate to do so. The Former Mayor of San Francisco and now California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom once made a pretty emphatic spectacle of himself when he touted the San Francisco ideal of homosexual...

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