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ISRA Exhibits at USCCA Expo in Milwaukee

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ISRA Exhibits at USCCA Expo in Milwaukee

September 12, 2023

ISRA gains nearly 100 new members as gun owners rally around the ISRA in the fight against new Illinois Gun laws.


ISRA President Doug Mayhall, Rhonda Ezell, & ISRA Board Member Thomas McDonald


Chatsworth, IL – Illinois State Rifle Association President Doug Mayhall, Board Member Thomas McDonald and Rhonda Ezell – who sued the city of Chicago to bring gun ranges to the city for all law-abiding citizens, attended the USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Expo in Milwaukee over the weekend.

While New Mexico’s Governor used the weekend to try and steal 2nd Amendment Rights from citizens, the ISRA used it to meet with firearm owners from across the Midwest. The ISRA provided updates on the organization’s effort to stand up to Governor JB Pritzker, who is waging a national campaign to convince other governors – with assistance from the Biden administration, to pass additional legislation across the country that mirrors Illinois’ unconstitutional assault weapons ban.


ISRA Board Members Tom McDonald & Gary Carr, President Doug Mayhall & Board member Terry Cornell


“From our perspective, the expo was a total success,” said ISRA president Doug Mayhall. “The support that we are receiving from fellow gun owners across the area as we continue to stand up to Gov. Pritzker in the press and in federal court, is incredible. And the fact that we were able to walk away this weekend with so many new memberships is further proof that others want to join us in the fight.”


ISRA Board Members Terry Cornell & Tom McDonald, National Gun Rights Activist Colion Noir, and ISRA President Doug Mayhall.


On January 18, 2023, the ISRA filed a federal lawsuit opposing Gov. Pritzker’s unconstitutional assault weapons ban.

Founded in 1903, 2023 marks the 120th anniversary of the Illinois State Rifle Association – solidifying their position as one of the most respected gun organizations in the United States.

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Lori Broadhead

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Ted Nugent

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