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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 - December 26, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 26, 2019

by Richard Pearson

On this day in 1944, citizens all across the United States were holding their collective breath.  The war in Europe was not over but it seemed to be winding down.  The allies were at ease, sort of.  It was winter and Germany had not launched a winter military campaign since Frederick the Great in the mid-1700s.  On December 16th, that all changed.  Hitler had quietly gathered his forces and sent them plunging though the Ardennes Forest to carry the fight to the allies.  It worked and what was to become known as the Battle of the Bulge was on.  The weather was cloudy and miserable and that made it impossible for allied air power to protect ground troops.  Many American ground troops still had summer uniforms and were suffering.  European winters are mild by Midwest standards but the winter of 1944-1945 was the worst in years.  Americans knew our troops were in trouble.  The town of Bastogne, Belgium was held by the 101st Airborne but they were surrounded, outgunned and running low on everything but courage.  Bastogne was important because it was a crossroads for the major roads in the area.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 19, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 19, 2019

by Richard Pearson

Like most of you, I have been watching the FBI investigation of President Trump and the other poor folks that got swept up in it.  The central figure on the FBI side was, of course, former FBI Director James Comey.  Comey is one of those guys that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up whenever I see him.  In his latest interview with Chis Wallace, Comey seems to want us to believe he was not the leader of the FBI but just a spectator.  He falls into the standard bureaucratic line: I can’t tell a lie, someone else did it.  Sorry James ole boy but I saved my program and it has you listed as the coach.  Your chances at fame are not lost yet, they still have not nominated Worm of the Year.  Your chances are looking better every day.

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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 12, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 12, 2019

by Richard Pearson

The recent revelations regarding fund sweeps of monies from the State Police Firearm Services Fund and the State Police Services Fund are a travesty against law-abiding gun owners in Illinois [refer to the Headline News on our website, www.isra.org and please share our FB post].  These revelations are the work of the Illinois State Rifle Association lobbying team.  The idea to check out what was happening to gun owners’ money became a discussion in April 2019 when the highly organized and well-funded anti-gunners began pushing the so- called FOID fix bill, which turned out to be a guise to crush firearm ownership.  The project to find out what happened to the FOID funds was led by ISRA lobbyist Ed Sullivan.  The ISRA has five lobbyists and each one brings different skills to the table.  When added together, the ISRA has one of the best, if not the best, pro-gun lobbying teams anywhere.  Ed Sullivan is a former Republican Floor Leader and was on the negotiating team when we passed the Illinois Concealed Carry Act in 2013.  Remember, we had to override Governor Quinn’s veto to get that done.  Ed Sullivan is an example of why experience matters.

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ISRA: Nearly $30 Million Taken From FOID Card Fund In The Last Five Years

ISRA: Nearly $30 Million Taken From FOID Card Fund In The Last Five Years

12/10/2019 - For Immediate Release

Chatsworth, IL – Nearly $30 million in funds generated by user fees that should be used to reduce the wait time for FOID card applications and for the administration of the Illinois Concealed Carry License (ICCL) program has been diverted to general state spending according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.

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ISRA EMERGENCY ALERT

ISRA EMERGENCY ALERT

12/10/2019

The recent revelations regarding fund sweeps of monies from the Firearms Service Fund and the State Police Operations Fund are a travesty against law-abiding gun owners in Illinois.

Nearly $30 million in funds generated by user fees that should be used to reduce the wait time for FOID card applications and for the administration of the Concealed Carry program in Illinois has been diverted to general state spending.

 

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116th Anniversary Raffle Winning Tickets

116th Anniversary Raffle Winning Tickets

12/6/2019

Thank you to all who purchased tickets for our 116th Anniversary Raffle.  The winning ticket numbers can be downloaded with the attachment.
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ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 5, 2019

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 5, 2019

by Richard Pearson

President Barack Obama famously said, “Elections have consequences…” and nothing could make that clearer than the recent elections in Virginia.  We are now seeing what many of us have been saying for a long time, which is that Bloomberg, Soros and the rest of the many elitist billionaires are funding a nationwide movement to disarm law-abiding American citizens.  The combination of Bloomberg pouring millions into the Virginia elections, poor voter turnout, few strong Second Amendment candidates, and gun owner complacency has created a perfect storm against the Second Amendment in Virginia.  

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