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The Illinois State Rifle Association is excited to launch the ISRA Credit Card in partnership with Services Credit Union (SCU). You can apply starting on February 1st, 2020. Master your financial health this year and take advantage of a credit card that supports the ISRA and works for qualifying applicants with features like:

• No annual fee
• Low annual percentage rate (APR) on purchases
• No balance transfer fee
• Competitive rewards program with cashback options
• Access to online card management tools

Click Here To Apply for the NEW ISRA Credit Card!

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MAG Classes at the ISRA Range

The renowned Massad Ayoob holds regular MAG classes at our range. One participant practices his new found skills.

Winter Wars

The Winter Wars Matches are coming back again this year! Our annual High Power rifle romp in the cold at the ISRA Range at Bonfield, IL. Shake off that cabin fever and get back in touch with some of your favorite relic battle rifles, for a little fun and a little frost-bite!

Air Rifle and Air Pistol Leagues

The Indoor Air Rifle and Air Pistol Leagues are a great way to sharpen your shooting skills at our ISRA Range.

Muzzle Loading Championship

Sparks and smoke fly at the ISRA Muzzle Loading Championship at the ISRA range. The ISRA supports all sorts of shooting enthusiasts.



ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 13, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 13, 2020

by Richard Pearson

As rioters continue to control the streets of Chicago and other major cities, the mayors of these cities and their respective legislative bodies do nothing.  They simply don’t really care, are visionless, or on the side of the rioters.  This has gone so far that at this point it may not matter.  If this continues, these cities will become shells and turn into Petri dishes for all sorts of evil, if they haven’t already.  These gangs that roam unobstructed will eventually cannibalize the cities and spill out into surrounding areas that were once peaceful neighborhoods, suburbs, villages, towns and smaller cities.  Eventually, we will all have to face them.  It is better to prepare for a storm and not have one than not prepare and get one.  To dither and say “I hope” is a poor strategy.  People who depend on hope rather than action aren’t worth much in my view.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 6, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 6, 2020

by Richard Pearson

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first of two atomic nomads on Japan.  The first was on Hiroshima and the second was August 9 on Nagasaki.  Japan surrendered the next day.  Being the eternal history fanatic, I watched a special on those two events a few nights ago.  It followed the same pattern of a couple of others in previous years.  There was a Japanese woman talking about how terrible it was.  Since there were no American soldiers who talked about how terrible the Japanese were, I will.  

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 30, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 30, 2020

by Richard Pearson

The saga of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s treachery in prosecuting Mark and Patricia McCloskey has taken another turn.  Apparently, the pistol Patricia McCloskey was holding was used in a previous court case and had been rendered inoperable so it could be brought into court.  It, therefore, was not a weapon.  Kim Gardner and her enterprising staff had the crime lab fix the gun so it was capable of being fired.  This was done to bring charges against the McCloskeys.  I’m going to guess this wasn’t the first time this was done in the Circuit Attorney’s office.  It sounds like the McCloskeys need to hire a snake charmer as well as an attorney.  Meanwhile, I have heard George Soros, who financed Gardner’s campaign, has left the United States.  No one seems to know where he went.  While that seems like good news, it really isn’t. This guy has long tentacles. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 23, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 23, 2020

by Richard Pearson

On Monday, July 20, 2020, the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed suit against the Illinois State Police regarding the delay in issuing new FOID cards.  The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Case 1:20-cv-04270.  The ISRA is once again leading the way to protect the Second Amendment Rights in Illinois.  We will keep you posted as the case progresses.  We are waiting for a court date.  If you look into your crystal ball, you see more is coming.  If you are not already an ISRA member, you should be.  That is the best way you can help in this fight right now. 

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ISRA/SAF File Federal Lawsuit Demanding Illinois State Police Stop FOID Card Delay

ISRA/SAF File Federal Lawsuit Demanding Illinois State Police Stop FOID Card Delay

As you well know, the delays in handling FOID card applications has become a nightmare for Illinois gun owners. After months of negotiations, we have not been able to make any progress with the Illinois State Police, leaving us with little choice but to file a lawsuit.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 16, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 16, 2020

by Richard Pearson

Mark and Patricia McCloskey live in a gated community in St. Louis, Missouri.  They were suddenly thrust into the national limelight when a group of protesters broke through the gates of their neighborhood.  The startled McCloskeys saw a hundred or so protesters coming toward their house.  They grabbed their firearms and stood on their front porch to keep the protesters back.  Their lives were threatened, their dog’s life was threatened and they were told their home would be burned down.  The police were nowhere to be seen.  Apparently, St Louis police were told to stand down.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 9, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 9, 2020

by Richard Pearson

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) produced 3,951,607 for June 2020.  Illinois lead the way with 706,000 NICS checks.  In Illinois, every FOID card and Illinois Concealed Carry License holder must go through a check when applying for a new card or renewing an existing card.  This does not count the daily background checks Illinois gun owners must go through.  New FOID card applications hit the 40,000 mark in June, by the way.  Thus far, Illinois has accounted for 3,878,025 background checks in the first 6 months of 2020.  The total new firearm purchases for the United States in June are estimated to be 2,387,524 units with 1,511,714 being handguns, according to the Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting.  Right now, 2020 is on pace to be a record year for firearm purchases.

 

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