It is hard to believe this is the last Thursday Bulletin (TB) for August, 2016. September is about to explode upon us and with it, the last few furlongs of the 2016 Presidential race…..
We have been watching another American city, Milwaukee, set to the torch because of civil unrest. The problems in Milwaukee are not different than those in other major cities, the causes of which…..
The FBI reports a new record of 2,197,169 NICS checks for the month of July. This is up 27.9% from July, 2015. From the looks of how the 2016 General Election is going, I would think NICS…..
I am pleased to announce the ISRA has won the Whistler Boy Team Match at the National Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.
The Republican Convention is over and the fact that Donald Trump is the nominee is old news. More interesting is the media inducted uproar prior to the convention over Ohioan’s exercising their…..
Designed by Bob Houzenga and Andy Kemp as an addition to Massad Ayoob’s LFI curriculum and originally taught as LFI Advanced Handgun Skills, this two-day course is fast paced and demanding…..
The 2016 campaign season is heating up along with the rhetoric. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has attacked Donald Trump.
Like many of you, I am concerned about attempts to rewrite history by the Obama Administration and the liberal media…..
Last week the political pundits, the news media and other big government lovers got a wake-up call they were not expecting, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU).
It has been said that when we go to war we are always prepared to fight the last war – not this one. World War I was a great example of that. The brave cavalry regiments who were decked out in…..
The Illinois State Rifle Association is proud to announce our 14th annual Range Open House this Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M..
By now, probably 100,000,000 or more words have been written or uttered about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando, so I might as well add a few more.
Right now, we are preparing for the 14th Annual NRA Day at the ISRA Range, held on Saturday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. It takes about 350 to 400 volunteers to put on this great event.
Ways they try to do this is to cut off supply, drive prices up, make gun ownership inconvenient, if not impossible, and attempt to make gun owners feel isolated and even threatened…
The bill also targets gun collectors prohibited them from buying more than one gun every 3 years..
Next week the NRA Annual Meeting will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. If you can find any way at all to get there, I urge you to do so. The ISRA will have a booth there; please stop by.
In the May-June issue of Women & Guns Magazine there is an excellent article entitled “So You Want To Become a Firearms Instructor”.
If passed, this legislation would make it nearly impossible for your favorite firearm retailer to stay in business.
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly are like Hillary in that if they are ever in the same room as the truth, it was only an accident…
Congratulations to the Illinois State Air Pistol Team for taking the Gold in the NRA National Air Pistol Postal Match.
The anti-hunting movements in Illinois and around the country are getting stronger and are very well funded…
The Combat Focus Shooting program is an intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more efficient with a defensive firearm in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident.
HB3160 has one purpose, and one purpose only – to set law-abiding citizens up for gun confiscation.
This is an intense, four-day, 40-hour immersion course in the “rules of engagement” for armed law-abiding private citizens.
The latest numbers are in from the Illinois State Police. The great news is that FOID Cards are over 2,000,000; 2,004,164 to be exact.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reports there were 1,487,871 background checks in the month of February, 2016.
I regret to inform you that the American Marksman Regional Championship has been moved from the ISRA Range (near Kankakee), to the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Range (NMLRA) in…..
Before I get 5000 emails from those of you who don’t care about New York, remember that what happens elsewhere will happen here…
Renegade priest Father Pfleger will highlight a panel on gun control the evening of Saturday, February 27th 2016 at St. Barnabas Church
A champion has fallen! Antonin Scalia was a champion for every American because he was a champion for the Constitution of the United States.
The gun-grabbers are going all out with HB6008 in hopes of dealing a fatal blow to hunting and target shooting here in Illinois.
Gun banners are intent on preventing the opening of new gun shops or ranges & working very hard to shut down existing ones. Urgent Alert, Your Action Required…
The ISRA Legal Assistance Committee (LAC) is pleased to announce that David G. Sigale will serve as keynote speaker at the LAC fundraising banquet to be held on February 11th.
If you are a citizen of Lowell, MA you have to invest $2000 in gun classes covering six days, your license fee, your firearm and accessories, and a 1000-word essay…
When the General Assembly returned to session this week, there were two new faces joining the Illinois State Rifle Association team.
Now Comcast, the cable network, has told the NRA that they cannot show any firearms in their ads…WTF?
Illinois State Rifle Association Legal Assistance Committee 2016 Benefit Banquet will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall in Elmhurst, Illinois (corner of…..
For those of you who watched Obama’s “Town Hall” on CNN undoubtedly noticed a beautiful young woman, Kimberly Corban, from Colorado.
Gun owners of the USA are the anchor that is keeping the entire Constitution from being swept away. We must stick together & work harder than ever. I predict 2016 will be a very difficult year…
Like previous “NRA-alternative” groups, the ACRGO is apparently a one-man show backed up by little more than a web site and several social media pages.