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Our 3 full time lobbyists are always working when the General Assembly is in session.

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Dedicated to education, safety training and support of Illinois firearms owners.

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F Class Competition Participants

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The renowned Massad Ayoob holds regular MAG classes at our range.

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The Winter Wars Matches are coming back again this year!

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The Indoor Air Rifle and Air Pistol Leagues are a great way to sharpen your shooting skills

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Sparks and smoke fly at the ISRA Muzzle Loading Championship at the ISRA range.

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Our 3 full time lobbyists are always working when the General Assembly is in session.

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"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeding from it."

LT. Col. Jeff Cooper

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Dedicated to education, safety training and support of Illinois firearms owners.

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"I've got a firm policy on gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be the one controlling it"

Clint Eastwood

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F Class Competition Participants

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“There’s no such thing as a good gun. There’s no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys.”

Charlton Heston

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The renowned Massad Ayoob holds regular MAG classes at our range.

banner-8 (Mike Royko)

"Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws. It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem"

Mike Royke, Chicago Tribune columnist

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The Winter Wars Matches are coming back again this year!

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“Gun control? Its the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I'm always gonna have a gun. I want you to have nothing. We’ll see who wins.”

Sammy The Bull

Gravano, whose testimony convicted John Gotti.

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The Indoor Air Rifle and Air Pistol Leagues are a great way to sharpen your shooting skills

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Sparks and smoke fly at the ISRA Muzzle Loading Championship at the ISRA range.

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ISRA Supports Illinois Firearm Owners with Education, Training, Litigation and Legislation to PROTECT your 2nd Amendment Rights

As we stand at the threshold of our second century, we continue to promote marksmanship and gun safety. At the same time, our role is widening beyond our Founders’ wildest dreams. Politicians, whose actions over 200 years ago formed us for the protection of the United States, now betray us and the ideals that made this country great.

Hunters are attacked by animal rights activists – and the law protects the activists.

Public hunting lands, purchased by special taxes imposed on hunters, are now closed to those same hunters.

Mayors and other politicians whose policies have caused segments of our society to go out of control blame gun owners for their failures.

Radical anti-gun organizations partnering with major news media seek to make gun ownership, sport shooting, hunting, collecting, and self-defense illegal or impossible.

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ISRA is dedicated to educating children and adults on the safe and proper use of guns.

The mission of the ISRA Academy is to promote firearm safety and excellence in marksmanship by providing training and other educational opportunities to all law-abiding gun owners in Illinois.

In 1903, the year of inception of ISRA, the Education & Training Committee was formed with the sole purpose of providing civilians an opportunity to learn and practice shooting skills so they would become proficient marksmen if later called on to serve in the U.S. military. Over the years the activities of the Committee were expanded to include education and training of youth and women in all types of shooting sports.

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“Ninety-eight percent of the people in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.”

Lily Tomlin

“The people who work against your gun rights are basically saying to you, “The right of the criminal to rip you off, rape and kill you shall not be infringed.” And they wonder why we’re a bit testy”

Editor of KABA LIBERTY ADVOCATE, Friday, July 30, 2001

“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”

SUSAN B. ANTHONY

“You may find me one day dead in a ditch somewhere. But by God, you’ll find me in a pile of brass.”

Tpr. M. Padgett

“Using inner city kids as your proof that guns and kids don’t mix, is like using an alcoholic to prove all people will abuse alcohol.”

Lori Broadhead

“How dare politicians continue to pass insane laws forcing good, law-abiding people to be defenseless and helpless.”

Ted Nugent

The said Constitution [shall] never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe or to prevent the people of the United States from keeping their own arms.”

Samuel Adams, Massachusetts' U.S. Constitution Ratification Convention, 1788

“One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.”

Thomas B. Reed (1886)

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

Thomas Jefferson, Proposed Virginia Constitution (1776)

“Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution are courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the constitution THEY don’t like.”

Alan Dershowitz

“Every 13 seconds in America someone uses a gun to stop a crime.”

Sen. Larry Craig

“The AK-47 is not a device of aggression … I devised this machine-gun for the security of my country,”

Mikhail Kalashnikov, April 1997