Illinois State Rifle Association

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February 25, 2021 at 2:39 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 25, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 25, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The Illinois State Police has reported the number of Illinois Concealed Carry Licenses has surpassed 378,000.  The original goal was to reach 300,000 and we have well exceeded th…
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February 18, 2021 at 2:47 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 18, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 18, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The State of Illinois has submitted their reply to the court in the ISRA FOID card case.  All the preliminary work is done and now we have to wait for a court date.  In the past,…
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February 17, 2021 at 8:13 PM

ISRA Alert: NRA Range Safety Officer Training

***ALERT*** Illinois State Rifle Association is providing a 2-day class for NRA Range Safety Officer, at our range in Bonfield, 1589 N 7000 West Rd., Bonfield, IL 60913. The class is scheduled for March 13, and March 27, 2021, from 9am to 3pm.  Coffee, donuts, lunch and all class m…
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February 11, 2021 at 4:14 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 11, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 11, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson We are entering the legislative season which is the most dangerous time for citizens.  Most firearm owners pay attention to federal and state legislation.  The primary job of the…
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February 4, 2021 at 5:31 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 4, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - February 4, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson I am watching anti-gunners on the march in several states.  The greatest change is in the State of Virginia but the anti-gun push is on in Washington, Oregon and New Mexico.  I ca…
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January 28, 2021 at 4:14 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 28, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 28, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson In a previous Thursday Bulletin I mentioned when the Illinois General Assembly would go back into session.  There have already been changes.  The Illinois House of Representatives…
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January 21, 2021 at 4:35 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 21, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 21, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson By now most of you know the NRA has filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  Chapter 11 is protection from creditors, not complete bankruptcy.  The NRA has also announced it will reincorpora…
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January 19, 2021 at 10:24 PM

ISRA Informational Alert: Reminder- Zoom Webinar Meeting 1/21/2021

You are invited by the Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Richard Pearson and the ISRA lobbying team to join our 2021 Live Zoom Webinar.  We will be discussing the current litigation and legislation that is happening in Illinois.  We will discuss “Th…
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January 15, 2021 at 10:33 PM

ISRA Informational Alert: Zoom Webinar Meeting

You are invited by the Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Richard Pearson and the ISRA lobbying team to join our 2021 Live Zoom Webinar.  We will be discussing the current litigation and legislation that is happening in Illinois.  We will discuss “Th…
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January 14, 2021 at 4:40 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 14, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 14, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson All through 2020 I have reported that firearm sales were skyrocketing and the final numbers prove that.  A new record of 21,000,000 background checks that resulted in firearm sale…
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January 7, 2021 at 4:33 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 7, 2021

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - January 7, 2021     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson On Friday, January 8, the Illinois General Assembly will return to Springfield for Lame Duck Session.  One bill we will be watching is SB1966 which is in the Senate.  Please call y…
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December 31, 2020 at 2:12 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 31, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 31, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The year 2020 is about to slip into history.  Many are rejoicing that 2020 is gone or soon will be, depending on when you read this.  There are many that can’t wait to see 2021 b…
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December 24, 2020 at 5:32 PM

Blue Christmas - December 24, 2020

Blue Christmas - December 24, 2020     Blue Christmas by Richard Pearson  ISRA Executive Director 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. And at some point, on the Zoom cal…
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December 24, 2020 at 4:04 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 24, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 24, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The ammunition shortage continues to be a topic that shooters are talking about.  For those of us who like to shoot in competitions, leagues, take classes, practice or just go ou…
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December 21, 2020 at 9:21 PM

Judge Delays Hearing For ISRA Injunction Filed Against ISP

Judge Delays Hearing For ISRA Injunction Filed Against Illinois State Police      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 c…
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December 17, 2020 at 5:21 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 17, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 17, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson We are all aware of the Red Chinese influence on the United States.  The Chinese have been in the diplomatic intrigue business for thousands of years, yet we seem to underestimat…
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December 10, 2020 at 5:42 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 10, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 10, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson We have lost a true American hero.  On Monday, December 7, 2020, General Chuck Yeager passed away at the age of 97.  General Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier i…
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December 3, 2020 at 3:25 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 3, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - December 3, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The constant question everyone is asking is where all the ammunition is.  There are all kinds of conspiracy theories out there but I don’t buy any of them at this time.  The produ…
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December 1, 2020 at 6:53 PM

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

  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…
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November 26, 2020 at 2:55 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 26, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 26, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, even those sneaking around having underground secret Thanksgiving dinners with family and friends - You naughty people.  One of the most, if not …
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November 24, 2020 at 5:14 PM

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

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. We are asking consumers of all M&P 9 Shield EZ, and M&P380 Shield EZ, includin…
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November 12, 2020 at 3:48 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 12, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 12, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   In spite of the news media calling the Presidential Election for Joe Biden, votes are still being counted and re-counted.  At this point, lawsuits are being filed in several sta…
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November 5, 2020 at 6:34 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 5, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - November 5, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports over 3.3 million background checks were performed in the month of October.  While many of those were for new or renewal Con…
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October 29, 2020 at 3:09 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 29, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 29, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   In approximately 100 hours Election Day will be here.  President Trump has been barnstorming in the critical swing states like Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan.  For gun owners…
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October 22, 2020 at 4:19 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 22, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 22, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   October has a Blue Moon on the 31st.  The harvest season is well underway and by the 31st most of the crops will be out.  The weather will be turning cold and the deer will be in…
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October 21, 2020 at 2:08 PM

ISRA Alert: Sighting-In Day, October 24th, 2020

ISRA Alert: Sighting-In Day, October 24th, 2020 PO Box 637 420 E Locust St Chatsworth Illinois 60921 USA Unsubscribe | Change Subscriber Options
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October 15, 2020 at 3:07 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 15, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 15, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   September broke another record for background checks and gun sales.  There were 2,892,115 background checks.  Many of the background checks were for concealed carry permits.  The…
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October 8, 2020 at 2:37 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 8, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 8, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The number of days until the General Election are dwindling down to a precious few.  I don’t mind telling you I have the brassy taste of fear in my mouth over this election.  Every…
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October 1, 2020 at 3:39 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 1, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - October 1, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson Fall is upon us and before long the brilliant autumn colors will be at their peak.  North of I-70 the brightest colors will be in mid-October.  South of I-70 the colors will be at …
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September 24, 2020 at 2:40 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 24, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 24, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) has added one more log to the 2020 General Election fire.  Those of us in the Second Amendment movement have long …
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September 17, 2020 at 3:45 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 17, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 17, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The shooting of two California police officers, by an unknown assailant at the time of this writing, has prompted Joe Biden to call for more gun control.  Joe ‘always on top of …
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September 10, 2020 at 2:45 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 10, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 10, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson Labor Day is the unofficial start of the campaign season.  As Jackie Gleason used to say at the beginning of his Saturday Night comedy show, And away we go!  I expect the Presid…
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September 3, 2020 at 2:38 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 3, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - September 3, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   September is already here and the cooling days not only signal the coming of Fall, but this year the most important election in our lifetime.  As of today, the election is only …
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August 27, 2020 at 2:24 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 27, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 27, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   Somehow the summer is slipping by more rapidly than normal.  The 1st of September will be here soon and with it comes dove season.  I consider dove hunting one of the more challen…
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August 20, 2020 at 4:10 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 20, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 20, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that California’s ban on so-called high capacity magazines is a violation of the Second A…
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August 13, 2020 at 1:32 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 13, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 13, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson   As rioters continue to control the streets of Chicago and other major cities, the mayors of these cities and their respective legislative bodies do nothing.  They simply don’t rea…
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August 6, 2020 at 2:11 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 6, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - August 6, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first of two atomic nomads on Japan.  The first was on Hiroshima and the second was August 9 on Nagasaki.  Japan surrendered the nex…
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July 30, 2020 at 1:50 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 30, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 30, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson The saga of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s treachery in prosecuting Mark and Patricia McCloskey has taken another turn.  Apparently, the pistol Patricia McCloskey was holding was use…
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July 23, 2020 at 2:54 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 23, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 23, 2020     Executive Directors Message Richard Pearson On Monday, July 20, 2020, the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed suit against the Illinois State Police regarding the delay in is…
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July 21, 2020 at 5:11 PM

ISRA Alert - ISRA /SAF File Federal Lawsuit Against Illinois State Police

    ***Member Alert*** ISRA/SAF file federal lawsuit demanding 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 negotia…
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July 16, 2020 at 3:32 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 16, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 16, 2020     Executive Directors Message   Mark and Patricia McCloskey live in a gated community in St. Louis, Missouri.  They were suddenly thrust into the national limelight when a group of protesters broke through the gates of their nei…
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July 9, 2020 at 3:26 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 9, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 9, 2020     Executive Directors Message   The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) produced 3,951,607 for June 2020.  Illinois lead the way with 706,000 NICS checks.  In Illinois, every FOID card and Illinois Concealed …
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July 2, 2020 at 1:38 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 2nd, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - July 2, 2020     Executive Directors Message   We are on the verge of the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  We are in the most perilous time in our history since the day before the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.…
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June 25, 2020 at 1:50 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 25, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 25, 2020     Executive Directors Message   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 t…
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June 18, 2020 at 2:13 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 18, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 18, 2020     Executive Directors Message   Gun sales are breaking records month after month.  The number of new firearm owners grows by the thousands not only in Illinois, but everywhere.  These new gun owners understand that what we are s…
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June 11, 2020 at 2:14 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 11, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 11, 2020     Executive Directors Message   The Minneapolis City Council is leading the way on defunding the Minneapolis Police Department.  There are a few other cities following behind.  These police departments will be replaced by some f…
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June 4, 2020 at 4:52 PM

ISRA Informational Alert - June 4, 2020

ISRA Informational Alert - June 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 upl…
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June 4, 2020 at 2:11 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 4, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - June 4, 2020     Executive Directors Message   Last Saturday morning I began hearing about violent protests that would occur later in the day.  There had been peaceful protests earlier on Saturday afternoon but they turned ugly Saturday night. …
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May 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 28, 2020

ISRA Thursday Bulletin - May 28, 2020     Executive Directors Message   The arrival of June brings with it the summer shooting season although it is somewhat curtailed this year.  We will get through this exercise of Executive Power but it will take determination.  Jun…
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May 22, 2020 at 4:37 PM

ISRA Alert - ISRA View of SB3993

ISRA: Our View of SB3993     There seems to be a misunderstanding as to the affect of the newly filed bill SB3993 on gun rights within the 2A community.  SB3993 is sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, a huge 2nd Amendment supporter.  SB3993 is the bus…