October 25, 2023
Join the ISRA on November 8th for a fundraiser to honor the 120th Anniversary of the organization with special guest Bernard Kerik — the 40th Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department!
As NYPD Commissioner, Kerik oversaw the largest police department in the U.S., 36,000 officers, 19,000 civilian employees and an annual budget of over $5 billion. On Sept. 11, 2001 — a day where he lost 23 officers under his command, Kerik oversaw the rescue, recovery and investigation of the attacks on America on Sept. 11.
In 2003, Kerik was appointed by the White House as the Interim Minister of the Interior of Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein. For 10 years, Kerik served as an advisor to the ruling families of Saudi Arabia and the UAE— and as a security advisor and consultant to King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Kerik remains one of the most decorated commissioners in the NYPD’s 178-year history with over 100 awards for public and heroic service, including the NYPD’s Medal for Valor and 29 NYPD medals for excellent and meritorious service.
VIP tickets are $200 per person and include a photo with Kerik, open bar and appetizers. Tickets for the main event are $50 and include appetizers and cash bar. The event will be held at Georgios Banquets in Orland Park. Sponsorships are also available. Click Here to Purchase Tickets (VIP & Regular)
Ticket sales and sponsorships will go directly to support the important work of the ISRA.
Donations are not tax deductible.
“Ninety-eight percent of the people in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.”
“The people who work against your gun rights are basically saying to you, “The right of the criminal to rip you off, rape and kill you shall not be infringed.” And they wonder why we’re a bit testy”
“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”
“You may find me one day dead in a ditch somewhere. But by God, you’ll find me in a pile of brass.”
“Using inner city kids as your proof that guns and kids don’t mix, is like using an alcoholic to prove all people will abuse alcohol.”
“How dare politicians continue to pass insane laws forcing good, law-abiding people to be defenseless and helpless.”
The said Constitution [shall] never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe or to prevent the people of the United States from keeping their own arms.”
“One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.”
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
“Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution are courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the constitution THEY don’t like.”
“Every 13 seconds in America someone uses a gun to stop a crime.”
“The AK-47 is not a device of aggression … I devised this machine-gun for the security of my country,”