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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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Our 5 full time lobbyists are always working when the General Assembly is in session.

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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 - April 16, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 16, 2020

by Richard Pearson

I want to thank all those who share our Facebook Posts, particularly the Thursday Bulletin.  Last week’s Thursday Bulletin reached 114,568 people so far.  We have been teetering around the 90,000 number for a while but we finally broke the glass ceiling.  We get blocked once in a while by Facebook so we can’t boost our posts.  They say we are too political.  Who me?

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Illinois State Police FOID & CCL Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois State Police FOID & CCL Frequently Asked Questions

4/14/2020

Follow this link to the ISP FOID and CCL frequently asked questions:

https://www.ispfsb.com/Public/Faq.aspx

 

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Illinois State Police Issue Emergency FOID Card Rules

Illinois State Police Issue Emergency FOID Card Rules

4/9/2020

Chatsworth, IL – After a few weeks of negotiations with the Illinois State Police, new emergency rules have been issued regarding FOID card renewals, according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 9, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 9, 2020

by Richard Pearson

I want to thank those who sent emails regarding their delayed FOID cards, ICCLs and slow approvals for firearm purchases.  I have forwarded them to our attorney.  Here is some general advice on FOID cards and ICCLs.  FOID cards should be renewed 60 days in advance although, right now, that still won’t get you your FOID on time but it is the best thing you can do right now.  As long as the Illinois State Police website lists you as under review, you know it has been received and you won’t get a knock on your door.  In the case of ICCL renewals, you must apply 90 days in advance.  It is best if you have all of your training done and your renewal training certificate in your hand 120 days in advance.  One problem I am seeing is people who move and don’t change their address on their Illinois Driver’s License or State ID.   That takes about seven working days and can be done online.  If you don’t do that before you renew and try to apply for either your FOID card of ICCL, you will get yourself in a bureaucratic mess of biblical proportions. 

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 2, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - April 2, 2020

by Richard Pearson

The ISRA has been encouraging the Illinois State Police (ISP) to find a way to extend FOID card and ICCL expiration dates.  We know they are working very hard on this issue.  We have heard from them today, April 2nd, 2020.  Here is their response:

“The Illinois State Police (ISP) is aware of concerns being expressed during this pandemic related to FOID and CCL expirations.  ISP reminds FOID and CCL holders that their cards will remain valid during the renewal process once a renewal application is submitted.  ISP is continuing to seek a legal remedy to address expirations during this time.”

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All Ranges Are Open To Members

3/20/2020

We at the ISRA take our responsibility very seriously when it comes to the health and well‑being of our members, staff and our community. As a result, all leagues, classes and organized activities are canceled, at this time, until May 1, 2020.

All ranges are open to members.

Thank you for membership, understanding and cooperation.


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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 19, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - March 19, 2020

by Richard Pearson

Well here we are in the middle of a pandemic.  The restaurants are closed although you can get carry outs, the bars are closed, schools are out and on and on it goes.  What a great time to catch up on your reading.  If I remember correctly, you have some firearms that need to be cleaned.  Now is the time to complete that little chore.  How about going to the range and getting in some practice.  Indoor ranges are required to have 100 cubic feet of fresh air per firing point and outdoor ranges have infinite amounts of fresh air per firing point.  Either way, a Range is a pretty safe place to be during a pandemic.

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