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There will be no formal meeting this month. Instead, we ask all of you to join us in Springfield, for Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD). See details below or visit for more information about IGOLD. Don't forget to bring a friend!




WCGR Gun Giveaway


Will County ISRA member, Mary Christopher, was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month. Unfortunately for Mary, she was not present so we will draw another name this month. Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local, state and federal laws.


February Meeting

Our own Margo McDermed (State Representative 37th District) reported, through Ed Ronkowski, that there are three pro-gun bills in the House.  They are HB 481, concealed carry to be allowed in rest stops; HB 482, concealed carry card allows you to buy ammo without FOID card; and HB 482 would eliminate the waiting period for handguns if you have a CC license.

 Dave Lombardo stepped in as our guest speaker, filling in for Kevin Michalowski of USCCA, who was down ill.  Kevin will be our guest speaker in the near future.  Stay tuned.

 Dave Lombardo spoke about home defense and things to keep in mind when selecting ammo for this purpose.

There is an old saying that you should use the gun with which you are most comfortable. Dave said this is pure “BS”. What if you are most comfortable with a muzzle loader or a single shot .22 rifle or pistol? Though they may be better than nothing, Dave said neither of those would be an ideal weapon for home defense. more


Thank you to everyone who attended!


Chairman's Comments


 Again mainstream newscasters are showing their true colors, and this happens way too often.  A while back Bryant Gumbel who hosts Real Sports tore into the NRA very viciously while being interviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine.  He said: “There are a few things I hate more than the NRA,”  “I mean truly. I think they’re pigs. I think they don’t care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape.” I bet he doesn’t really have any personal knowledge of what NRA does or actually says, and that he just gets sound bites fed to him by his handlers and he believes what he wants to hear.

 Then we have the several times a liar, Brian Williams. Years ago, he said he was on a helicopter that was shot down by a RPG rocket propelled grenade while over in Afghanistan. After years of the pilots, one who was in the helicopter that was actually shot down and one in the chopper that Williams was in, saying it was absolutely not true, the story finally took on a life and Williams just recently had to admit it wasn’t so. But, according to his apology, it wasn’t a lie. He said it was a “mistake” he made. WOW what a mistake!  The chopper he was in was actually an hour behind the three choppers that got attacked and somehow he got confused and thought it was him?  He also said his mistake was “an inadvertent error”. (How about a cold calculated lie!!) more


Political Disclaimer

The ISRA and the Will County Division of the ISRA CAN NOT and WILL NOT endorse any candidate or party. We feature speakers to allow us to learn about the positions a candidate holds about the Second Amendment, and welcome all candidates to speak to us. Only the ISRA Political Victory Fund can endorse candidates or donate to political campaigns.