Illinois – -(Ammoland.com)- The 2016 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) has passed into history.
It was certainly heartening to witness battalions of firearm dealers, wholesalers, factory representatives and friends of the shooting industry descend on the Sands Convention Center.
Despite the threats against law-abiding citizens, I left the SHOT Show each day euphoric. The problem with that is in the back of my mind I still knew that anti-gunners like Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and their fellow travelers are constantly pouring millions and maybe even billions into the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Super PACS and individual candidates.
These are perilous times. Don't be an audience member; you have to be in the fight.
While I am on the subject of politics, I was reminded that voter registration lists are no longer used to select juries, driver's licenses are now used. So, go vote pro-gun.
Several years ago the NRA took over The Great American Outdoor Show after a British promoter decided there would be no firearms at the show. All of the companies, Fishing Equipment, Boat, Camper, Archery, along with many other companies stood with the NRA and we sent the British packing – again. The NRA has taken over the show and it is attended by hundreds of thousands. Now Comcast, the cable network, has told the NRA that they cannot show any firearms in their ads. Many of you readers are Comcast customers so I have a couple of ideas for you – 1. DISH Network 2. DirecTV.
Illinois companies are well represented at the SHOT Show. The big news comes from Rock River Arms. By midsummer Rock River should be producing both their all steel and polymer framed 1911'S. I will let you know more as summer comes closer.
As you may have heard, the CMP 1911's are going to be offered for a price of $1000, or more for some models. We will have to wait and see.
There are still some openings for the March 12th 2016 ISRA Junior Team Fund Raiser and Recruiting Event M4 Match. You can register at [email protected]
We also have openings left for the February 6th and March 5th 2016 Women on Target clinics held at the Chillicothe Sportsmen's Club. Don't forget the Utah CCW Permit Class on February 13th at the ISRA Range Clubhouse. You can call the ISRA office at 815.635.3198 to register for these events.
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