Posted: 08/15/2009

Have you heard about a federal tax on your guns?

ISRA receives email every week, asking or warning about a new federal tax on your firearms!

Read this explanation of SB-2099!

Check out ISRA Videos on YouTube

See the ISRA's own videos, as well as videos by other organizations featuring ISRA.
Included are clips from the ISRA Open House and IGOLD.

They're listed on the ISRA Video Page!

Follow the ISRA on Twitter

Join the more than 140 members now following the ISRA on Twitter!

Why follow on Twitter?  You can learn of ISRA news events by checking ISRA tweets on your PC, or receiving them right on your cell phone if you have text messaging!

We won't over do it, but expect to see ISRA twittering from live events, and right from the state capitol when the legislature is in session.

Highlights from the ISRA Calendar
Make plans now for these upcoming events

Aug 15 & 16 - Appleseed Shoot - Bristol, WI

Have you heard of the Appleseed Shoots?

The Appleseed Program is designed to take you from being a simple rifle owner to being a true rifleman. All throughout American history, the rifleman has been defined as a marksman capable of hitting a man-sized target from 500 yards away — no ifs, ands or buts about it. This 500-yard range is traditionally known as "the rifleman's quarter-mile;" a rifleman can hit just about any target he can see. This skill was particulary evident in the birth of our country, and was the difference in winning the Revolutionary War.

Get important background info from the web page and the flyer.

  • Aug 16 - ISRA Bullseye League - ISRA Range - Bonfield

“Shot One-Handed Unsupported”

$2.50 per match or
$10.00 for 4 matches & get the
5th scorecard FREE

Get all the details in the flyer, or call Jeff Battaglia for more info at 708-614-1628.

  • Aug 16 - ISRA AR15 Carbine Match - ISRA Range - Bonfield

 • Caliber .223/5.56mm AR15 Carbine-style rifles (e.g. 16” barrel, fixed or retractable stocks)
 • Sights: U.S. Military pattern iron sights, or
U.S. Mil. pattern Aimpoint Comp M, Trijicon ACOG, Bushnell Holosight or equivalent
• Rail Systems/Vertical Foregrips allowed
• Sling use recommended, shooting mats and spotting scopes allowed

Get all the details in the flyer, or call Claude Heale for more info at (815) 553-0591.

  • Aug 22 - ISRA Battle Rifle Belly Match - ISRA Range - Bonfield

Another of the ISRA "fun" matches.
This is a CMP Qualifying Match.
A great way to experience rifle competition.

Fee: $25 in advance, $30 late or day-of.

Read the description and the flyer for complete details, or call Claude Heale for more info at (815) 553-0591.

  • Aug 22 - ISRA Women's Introductory Pistol Class - ISRA Range - Bonfield

Cost: $40 - No FOID Card Required - No Experience Necessary
Class size limited to 24 participants. For ages 16 years and older. Guns and ammo are supplied.

In this class you will receive:
- Basic firearms safety instruction
- Basic marksmanship instruction
- Certificate of completion

Please send registration and payment by Aug 14, 2009

Get all the details in the flyer, or call ISRA for more info at (815) 635-3198.

  • Aug 29 - Annual Sighting-In Day - ISRA Range - Bonfield

Open to the public.
ISRA or Range membership is not required.
Come out to the range and sight in your shotgun, rifle, pistol or muzzleloader.

Flyer available soon.

  • Aug 30 - ISRA Doughboy Match - ISRA Range - Bonfield

1. All Unclassified Shooters MUST attend Match and Range Safety Orientation.
2. Current CMP Competition Rules, Rule 9.3 Springfield Rifle Match.
3. Target pits will be used. Shooters will pull targets and perform scoring duties.
4. Rifles allowed: “Any safe rifle” may fire this match, but rifles in competition for honor
of being named Match Winner must be “As-Issued, Model 1903, Springfield Rifle”
(not Model 1903 A3), no National Match parts, no heavy barrels, no glass bedding,
triggers must lift 4½ lbs.
5. No armor piercing, incendiary or tracer ammunition.
7. Cash prizes awarded for Match Winner, High Junior & High Senior.

Get all the details in the flyer, or call Claude Heale for more info at (815) 553-0591.

  • Aug 30 - ISRA Glock League Match - ISRA Range - Bonfield

If you've never experienced shooting competition and you have a Glock pistol, this is a great way to get started.  The ISRA-GSSF Glock matches at the ISRA Range are well attended by novices, casual shooters, and seasoned competitors alike, you never know who will turn up! 

The cost is $20 per match, get all the details in the flyer, or call the ISRA office for more info at 815-635-3198.

  • Sep 25-27 - SAF Gun Rights Policy Conference - St Louis, MO

Come meet national gun rights leaders and your fellow grassroots activists at the 24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2009) in St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 26, & 27, 2009. This is your once-a-year chance to network and get an insider look and plan pro-gun rights strategies for the coming year.
FREE TO ATTEND!  Registration Required.