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We are pleased to announce that the speaker for our June meeting will be Kevin Michalowski, Executive Editor, Concealed Carry Magazine. Kevin will speak to us about an array of things regarding concealed carry and will also answer some our very important questions. You won't want to miss this meeting; it's sure to be a good one. And, don't forget to bring a friend!




WCGR Gun Giveaway

Sorry!!! no data available for the name drawn at the May WCGR meeting.




May Meeting


Jim Larsen was our guest speaker in May. Jim is a paramedic with the Joliet Fire Department and has worked on an ambulance for the last thirteen years; he has also worked with the SWAT team for twenty years. Jim shared with us more tips on some basic survival skills as well as some emergency medical techniques. Here is some of what he shared with us at the meeting:

• Stopping severe bleeding within one minute can give a person forty minutes of additional time before they are in trouble. Blood gives nutrients and removes CO2. Arterial blood is bright red and venous blood is dark red.

• Internal bleeding is not always obvious, but some signs are tissue bruising, abdominal tenderness and distension (expansion).




Thank you to everyone who attended!


Chairman's Comments

 On April 20, 2015, the Cleveland City Council passed a bucket-full of gun control measures that were supported by the Democrat mayor. A big problem with them is there is much concern about whether the measures are effective or even enforceable!

Kevin Kelley (D) the City Council President made it very clear that the gun control should pass because it is a “reflection of [the] council’s values and is good public policy.” not the effectiveness of the measures. Kelley even admitted “the legislation was not designed to stop gun violence”. Listed are some of the myriad new gun control measures that were passed on April 20 to reflect the council’s “values”:

·  Prohibits carrying a concealed deadly weapon or handgun, unless the person is a police officer or   a person who holds a license to carry a concealed weapon.

· Requires a person who sells or transfers a gun, and who is not a licensed gun dealer, to report such transactions to police

· Creates a gun offender registry, requiring people convicted of gun crimes to register their names with Cleveland’s Safety Director..

        · Prohibits the negligent transfer of a firearm to a felon or intoxicated person. 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.