2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

May 2-6, 2018

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Reminder: 114th Anniversary Raffle

11/15/2017

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IGOLD 2018

11/10/2017

Due to a Legislative Calendar update, IGOLD 2018 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  We hope to see you in Springfield!

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ISRA Gift Memberships

11/10/2017

The Holiday Season is quickly approaching.  Consider giving an Illinois State Rifle Association gift membership!  
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ISRA Action Alert

11/6/2017

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SPECIAL OFFER to All Illinois Second Amendment Supporters

11/2/2017

The Illinois State Rifle Association has joined forces with Grunt Style to offer you, for a limited time only, an EXCLUSIVE shirt.  This offer expires at 3:00 on November 15th, 2017.  Check out these designs!
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NSSF Issues Statement On Chicago Gun Trace Report

November 1, 2017

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today issued the following statement.
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HB 4117 Roll Call

10/27/2017

October 26, 2017, the Illinois House defeated HB 4117 with a 48 to 54 vote.  Thank you to the ISRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their State Representatives and urged them to oppose HB 4117.

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Call Your Representative Today To Oppose HB 4117

10/25/2014

As Drafted This Bill Will Likely Cost Illinois Jobs and Criminalize Ordinary Gun Ownership!

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Witness Slips Needed Now

10/19/2017

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ISRA: IN PUBLISHED STATEMENT, REP. MOYLAN STEPS UP ATTACKS – VERIFIES THAT HIS INTENT IS TO PUNISH LAWFUL GUN OWNERS

October 19, 2017

CHICAGO - - The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):
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Special Alert - Your Action Needed

10/16/2017


If you’re a lawful gun owner and you’re not welled up with anger, you really should be.  Why?  Because Mike Bloomberg, Marty Moylan, and the Moms have identified you as the “other shooter” on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.  As you read this, the gun control movement is crafting a package of severe punishments specially for you just because you dare to own firearms.



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Representative Moylan Revives His Divisive Campaign Against Law-Abiding Firearm Owners

10/9/2017

CHICAGO - - The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

While people of good conscience ponder the aftermath of the recent Las Vegas mass murders, political opportunists have seized the moment to hammer the rights of lawful American citizens.  Illinois State Representative Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) is one such opportunist.

Late last week, Moylan introduced HB4107 – a bill that would result in the ban and eventual forfeiture of millions of firearms lawfully owned by Illinois citizens.  Much of what is contained in HB4107 was lifted from previous bogus attempts to crack down on law-abiding hunters and sportsmen.  Past legislatures have widely rejected such schemes as being bad public policy – and rightly so.  Enactment of HB4107 would in no way deter crime or prevent the occurrence of events such as the Las Vegas mass murder.  Moylan knows that - and so do the criminals.

“Like people the world over, ISRA members were appalled and saddened by the carnage inflicted in Las Vegas,” commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson.  “After all, the victims were regular folks just like us – just out on the town trying to have a good time.”

“It is entirely understandable that people are looking for answers,” continued Pearson.  “Citizens want to know why someone would commit such an atrocity and they also want to know what may be done to prevent future occurrences.  There is certainly an array of appropriate public policy responses out there, but launching a divisive campaign to single out and vilify lawful gun owners should not be one of them.”

“Marty Moylan has an obsessive hatred of firearms and the people who own them,” said Pearson.  “Throughout his political career, Moylan has gone out of his way to antagonize a whole class of good Illinois citizens merely because they choose to own firearms.  Make no mistake, HB4107 was penned by Moylan specifically to force penance on lawful firearm owners.  Moylan’s hatred of firearm owners has blinded him to the fact that fostering divisions will not solve the state’s, or the nation’s problems.”

“The ISRA considers the protection and preservation of the right to keep and bear arms to be a cultural imperative,” concluded Pearson.  “The ISRA won’t stand by and watch Moylan tax, license, register and eventually confiscate arms belonging to law-abiding Illinois citizens.  We will be asking all Illinois firearms owners to contact their State Representatives and State Senators to express their disapproval of HB4107, and to ask their legislators to vote against HB4107 should it come to the floor.”

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The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful, and responsible firearms ownership.  For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

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Regarding: Bump Stocks

10/5/2017

Many have called the ISRA office regarding “bump stocks” and other such devices.  These devices were approved by the BATFE under President Obama and Attorney General Holder.  It is the Illinois State Rifle Association’s suggestion that the BATFE review their ruling, open up a comment period and re-address their ruling.
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Range Capital Development Fund Raffle Winners

10/4/2017

The Range Capital Development Fund Raffle drawing was recently held.  All winners have been contacted.  Congratulations to the lucky winners!  Thanks to all of you who participated.

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The following statement was released today...

by Richard Pearson

Like all people of good conscience, lawful Illinois firearm owners abhor criminal acts of violence committed against innocent citizens.  
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Palmer v D.C.

Palmer v D.C.

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.
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Wisconson CCW Reciprocity

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.

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IGOLD Raffle Results!

IGOLD Raffle Results!

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. ... 

 

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Otis McDonald

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
 Executive Director
 Illinois State Rifle Association

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