Illinois Turns The Page from Summer to Fall

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Illinois Turns The Page from Summer to Fall
Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois –-( The first of September is suddenly upon us and the summer of 2015 seems to be vanishing like a shooting star in the night.

The Illinois hunting season has started and preparations are well under way for deer, duck, and goose season. For the competition shooters, state championships will be held very soon or have just concluded.

The advent of autumn introduces a great time to take classes and enjoy recreational shooting. In the recent past, Illinois had few indoor ranges. The passing of concealed carry legislation has brought a resurgence of both indoor and outdoor ranges. Winter used to be the end of shooting for most people in Illinois.

As the number of indoor ranges continues to grow, shooting is becoming a year round sport. If you live near an indoor range be sure to check it out.

It won’t be long before the 2016 election is here. In fact, the date is only about 14 months away. I recently received a letter from a member complaining that I always say the upcoming election is critical. The reason for that is because the upcoming election is critical. The election following this election will be critical and so will the one after that. It is always going to be that way. Someone once said the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Freedom is something we often take for granted, until we no longer have it.

There is one more event that will happen. The Iran Treaty will be jammed down the throats of the citizens of the United States. I believe that this treaty is the precursor of World War III. The calendar reads 2015 but the world circumstances look the same as 1938. We are approaching the brink of war. I believe that with this treaty we will be forced over the brink. War will come and this time it will not just be “over there”, but it will be here. Prepare yourselves accordingly.

The latest numbers from the ISP are: FOID cards – 1,909,785 and CCL holders – 130,442.

Please recruit a new member.

Thanks for being a member or supporter.

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6 years ago

“About:” should read truthfully, “Richard Pearson and the ISRA, one of the most bumbling and ineffective NRA state affiliates in America.” ISRA did NOTHING to advance concealed carry in IL for ten years. Then Pearson helped recruit Otis McDonald for the Supreme Court in 2007. They needed a plaintiff from Chicago, and a black man made a good face for the lawsuit. After the Federal District court in Chicago overturned IL’s concealed weapons UUW law in Dec. 2012, Pearson and NRA contract lobbyist Todd Vandermyde fell all over themselves selling out IL gun owners and black people in Chicago and… Read more »