The 2016 Presidential Race and More ~ A Message from ISRA’s Executive Director

Illinois State Rifle Association
Illinois State Rifle Association

Chatsworth, IL -( 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. The Clinton campaign has just passed the half way point of their goal to raise a billion dollars by mid-October. To make matters worse, the Clinton super PAC is also planning to raise another billion dollars and I imagine they are also on track. Hillary is trying to buy the election and she is well on the way to doing it. There are 11 states that control the election. Hillary can spend $100,000,000 in each one and have change left over. Some think this election cycle will be different. I have been in politics a long time. I guess we will see. Expect all the campaigns to really get going after Labor Day. If you are not registered to vote, go do it today. It is 74 days until the General Election.

For a long time, we have been fighting to put felons who use guns in crime, in jail. Some have been caught carrying, despite their felony conviction. Some have been caught lying to gun dealers and on federal forms, and some have been caught filing off serial numbers and committing other federal crimes. What does President Obama do? He releases 107 of these criminals, who will go back to preying on law abiding citizens. All the while, the President is trying to prevent those same citizens from buying a gun to protect themselves from the criminals he released. No wonder they call him Hypocrite and Chief.

In case you haven’t noticed, the trees are beginning turn from a deep “forest green” to various shades of green, and in corn country where I live, a few of the corn stalks are beginning to “fire” or turn brown, both sure signs of Fall. The first of September brings dove season, one of the most challenging of the hunting seasons, as well as the unofficial end of summer. Fall is one of the most exciting of all the shooting seasons, whether it be hunting, competitions or just plinking. Be sure you get out and enjoy it.

Upcoming classes:

  • October 1, 2016 – Women On Target Shotgun Clinic at the ISRA Range
  • October 22, 2016 – Women On Target Pistol Clinic at Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club

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The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

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