Silver Dollar Restaurant

422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL  60421


 To start the year off, our January meeting will be an Open Forum. There are many things planned for this coming year and we will face even more challenges. Join us for an informative evening and bring your suggestions, too! And, don't foget to bring a friend!



WCGR Gun Giveaway

    Will County ISRA member, Denise W., won the drawing for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month. Congratulations, Denise! The next gun to be raffled is a Smith & Wesson Shield in 9mm, complete with two magazines. Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local, state and federal laws.


December Meeting


Our December meeting night, we had our annual Show and Tell. It was a great time with several members showing their guns and explaining why the guns had special meaning to them.


My grandson, Tyler, showed off his M14 semi-automatic rifle that was given to him just days before the meeting, as a surprise by his seriously-ill father. The stock had been engraved with, "Tyler...Love, Dad...2014". Tyler was so overcome with emotion that he could barely speak. This will be his prized possession for a lifetime.


Terry showed us a Thompson Contender that he customized to chamber another caliber shell, quite an accomplishment. Ron showed a 12-gauge shotgun that is very rare, having an all aluminum barrel. Dave showed a "black" rifle he made; he had won some gun parts that started the whole thing in progress. Lee, Cliff and Craig also showed their special guns.  more


Thank you to everyone who attended!


Chairman's Comments

  A happy follow-up on last month's Comments on the Washington State, very controversial Initiative 594 (I-594). Twelve days after it went into effect, Lewis County's top law enforcement officials released a joint statement that they will refuse to enforce its provisions as written. They will instead concentrate on those offenders who intend to commit criminal transfers of weapons. I-594 makes the transfer, including the lending, of a firearm by private parties without a background check a felony, according to KOMO News.


Sheriff-elect Rob Snaza and prosecutor Jonathan Meyer made their announcement three days after an estimated 1,000 armed gun enthusiasts gathered at the state capitol in Olympia to openly defy the law in a "I will not comply" rally. "This isn't just a protest," said organizer Gavin Seim. "We are here to openly violate the law." Violate the law they did, while being widely videoed by bystanders and newscasters. The participants brazenly transferred their weapons to one another, and law enforcement officers made no arrests. 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.