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2021 Grand American

2021 Grand American

4/15/2021

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) State Director, Colleen Callahan has officially notified the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) that the US Open Trapshooting Tournament (June 2-6) and The Grand American and AIM Youth Championships (July 30-August 14) will be allowed to take place at IDNR's World Shooting and Recreational Complex (Sparta, IL) this year.

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Participant Plaintiffs Needed

Participant Plaintiffs Needed

3/22/2021

The Illinois State Rifle Association has been asked to partner with the Firearms Policy Coalition of California and the Second Amendment Foundation of Washington (who we have successfully partnered with in McDonald v. Chicago and Ezell v. City of Chicago, among others) in pursuing the potential challenges:

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IGOLD 2021 Postponed Until 2022

IGOLD 2021 Postponed Until 2022

3/15/2021

Because of the restrictions on crowd size, the inability to obtain parade permits and highly restricted entry into the Illinois State Capitol and other government buildings, the Illinois State Rifle Association is forced to postpone IGOLD until 2022.  The date is set for Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

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Interview with Richard Pearson and Bill Potts on the Illinois State Legislature.

Interview with Richard Pearson and Bill Potts on the Illinois State Legislature.

by Richard Pearson

Dave Lombardo interviews Richard Pearson and Bill Potts on how the Illinois General Assembly works.

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ISRA Office Closed for Remainder of Day

02/15/2021 - 3:00-5:00

Due to inclement weather, the ISRA office is closing for the remainder of the day.

Author: Lori (Admin)
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Zoom Webinar Meeting - January 21, 2021

Zoom Webinar Meeting - January 21, 2021

by Richard Pearson

The ISRA held its first Zoom Webinar meeting on Thursday January 21, 2021. Watch it here

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ISRA Alert: Attention All FFL's

ISRA Alert: Attention All FFL's

by Richard Pearson

       *** ALERT***

   

The comment period is now open on proposed rules for video surveillance for firearm stores open to the public.  Below are the proposed rules that will go before the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules (JCAR).  The comment period is open until 02/22/2021.  I would advise commenting immediately.

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Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

by Richard Pearson

This year has become the year of Zoom as the pandemic has forced everyone to opt for virtual meetings as opposed to in person meetings.

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Judge Delays Hearing For ISRA Injunction Filed Against Illinois State Police

Judge Delays Hearing For ISRA Injunction Filed Against Illinois State Police

12/21/2020

Judge delays hearing on Injunction ISRA is seeking to require the Illinois State Police to issue FOID card in the required 30-day limit

                                           

Citing the pandemic and the Holiday season, a federal judge has delayed the hearing for the ISRA Injunction filed last week against the Illinois State Police to compel them to issue FOID cards within the 30-day timetable as required by law.

Originally, the hearing was set for Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, but now the hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15, 2021. The Injunction was filed in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION.

It seems like when it comes to anything related to FOID cards, the operative word is “delay”. Whether the hearing is this week or next month, it is our hope that we will get a positive outcome to what has become a frustrating situation for FOID card holders across the state.

The FOID card delays are simply not acceptable. According to the Illinois State Police, there currently are 145,000 pending FOID card applications and the average wait time is 121 days for a FOID card. In addition, there are 27,000 Concealed Carry applications pending.

We will keep you up to date as new information on our case arises. Have a safe and Merry Christmas from all of us at the Illinois State Rifle Association.

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ISRA Files Injunction To Compel Illinois State Police To Issue FOID Cards Within 30 Days

ISRA Files Injunction To Compel Illinois State Police To Issue FOID Cards Within 30 Days

12/17/2020

Chatsworth, IL – The Illinois State Rifle Association on behalf of its members have filed an Injunction to compel the Illinois State Police to issue FOID cards within the 30-day timetable as required by law.

The Injunction was filed in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION. A hearing is set for Dec. 22nd.

According to the Illinois State Police, there currently are 145,000 pending FOID card applications and the average wait time is 121 days for a FOID card. In addition, there are 27,000 Concealed Carry applications pending.

“The FOID card delays are not getting better – they are only getting worse,” said Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “We worked with the State Police to extend the 30-day requirement to 60 days and of course they are going well beyond 60 days in getting FOID cards out to applicants. Enough is enough. Now it is time to get the courts involved and that is what we are doing. These delays are inexcusable and if the State Police won’t fix it voluntarily then the courts will have to intervene and force them to fix the problems and expedite the FOID card process.”

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Possible ATF Rulemaking: Pistol Braces Require NFA Registration Or Destruction

Possible ATF Rulemaking: Pistol Braces Require NFA Registration Or Destruction

12/17/2020

Preliminary ATF documents published by the Prince Law Blog may show a move to classify firearms outfitted with pistol braces as items controlled under the National Firearms Act (NFA). If the move is formalized, it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands or even millions of gun owners in the United States, forcing them to make a choice: remove their pistol braces and destroy them, register their guns as NFA items or change the barrel length to anything over 16 inches. The revised look at the way pistol stabilizing braces are categorized is not necessarily a surprise. For years the ATF has scrutinized the configurations of certain braces, announced that a brace cannot be legal shouldered and most recently issued a cease and desist letter to Q, LLC regarding the brace on the honey badger pistol.  READ more: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/12/17/pistol-braces-nfa-registration/

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ISRA Informational Alert - SIG SAUER Cross Bolt-Action Rifles Recall

ISRA Informational Alert - SIG SAUER Cross Bolt-Action Rifles Recall

November 26, 2020

Safety Recall Notice: SIG SAUER Cross Bolt-Action Rifles

Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2020/11/safety-recall-notice-sig-sauer-cross-bolt-action-rifles/#ixzz6fOp7wAme

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Today Sig Sauer, Inc. is announcing a safety recall for the CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle, and consumers should immediately discontinue use of the rifle. This recall applies to all CROSS Bolt-Action rifles currently manufactured.

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ISRA Informational Alert: Smith & Wesson M & P Shield EZ Recall

ISRA Informational Alert: Smith & Wesson M & P Shield EZ Recall

November 24, 2020

Stop using your M&P Shield EZ pistol until you determine whether it is  included in this safety recall, and if so until it has been inspected and repaired by Smith & Wesson, if necessary.

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117th Anniversary Raffle

117th Anniversary Raffle

9/22/2020

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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 - June 25, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 25, 2020

by Richard Pearson

It is with great regret that I must inform you the Grand American Trapshooting has been moved to Missouri for this year.  The Grand American is one of the greatest events in the world.  The fact that it was forced out of the State of Illinois is a travesty.  It is time this ridiculous shutdown is over.

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ISRA Informational Alert - June 4, 2020

ISRA Informational Alert - June 4, 2020

6/4/2020

At this time, the Illinois State Police (ISP) is not accepting ICCL renewal certificates.  Please do not try to submit them.  When the Governor’s Executive Order is lifted and the 12 month clock starts, you will be able to upload your renewal certificate.  We will keep you posted. 

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ISRA ALERT: Tone-Deaf Anti-Gun Group Using Pandemic To Advance Their Agenda

ISRA ALERT: Tone-Deaf Anti-Gun Group Using Pandemic To Advance Their Agenda

5/20/2020

Chatsworth, IL – While Illinois families are dealing with the loss of loved ones and struggling with job loss and other economic hardships, anti-gunners are using the pandemic to push their agenda. 
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ISRA Range - When Will The Range Fully Open?

ISRA Range - When Will The Range Fully Open?

5/1/2020

Right now we are only allowing current range members to enter the range and they must comply with current social distancing and hygiene. At this time we are asking that members do not bring guests.  No organized activities, classes, or leagues are taking place at this time.  We will let you know when the range is fully open once the state restrictions are lifted.  We are projecting to have the range fully open by mid-May.  



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ISP Responds to Face Coverings, Concealed Carry Concerns

ISP Responds to Face Coverings, Concealed Carry Concerns

by Taylor Deckert

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