NCIS Checks, the 2016 Election and More ~ A Message from ISRA’s Executive Director

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Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Chatsworth, IL -(AmmoLand.com)- 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 checks will continue to go up until January 19, 2017. Gun owners better dig in, join and donate like never before. This election is now Hillary Clinton's to lose.

The announcement of the Chicago Patrolman's Union to turn down overtime on Labor Day weekend has brought some interesting developments. One of those developments is ministers calling on Illinois Concealed Carry License (ICCL) holders to patrol their neighborhoods. Aren't many of those the same people who opposed concealed carry, or don't like guns or gun owners? It is the same old story. “We don't like you but bring your guns and save us!” Isn't it interesting how the story changes. They can't have it both ways. Besides, ICCL's are for personal defense. ICCL holders do not have the training, authority or the insurance for police activities. If anything did happen, these folks would hang you out in a split second. They would be more than happy to help build your gallows. While they are hypocrites, they did point out the necessity for getting a concealed carry permit.

The ISRA High Power team continues to bag honors at the National Rifle Championships. John Holliger won the Centenary Trophy, which is awarded to the civilian shooter who scores the highest in the 600-yard slow fire aggregate. John also won the Illinois Trophy and was second overall in the Service Rifle Match. Other Illinois shooters did well also. In the master class, Mark Aussieker was First Master, Tim Klower came in 6th, and Kim Dobbs was 12th in the Master Class. Ben Pickel was 1st Expert. Dan Stone came in 2nd in the Midrange (300 yard) Match. In the Long Range Matches (1000 yard), Alex Vitous was High Junior. The ISRA Long Team, made up of Mike James, Ken Mahl, Alex Vitous and Greg Vitous, came in 2nd place. The 1000-yard Team Match is awarded the Romanian Trophy. Greg Vitous was 4th Expert in the Remington Trophy Match. Alex Vitous was 2nd in the Individual Palma Match, losing 1st place on “X's”.

If you are interested in High Power shooting, whether junior or adult, you might contact the Illinois Team. It appears they know how to do it.

In a relatively unreported story, the first Olympic Gold Medal was won by Shooting USA team member Ginny Thrasher. The liberal media would rather report on basket weaving, it seems.

The latest totals: FOIDS 2,040,231 and ICCL's 190,610.

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