Posted: 08/26/2009

Chicago Gun Case - Additional filings

Follow the ISRA's and SAF's suit against the City of Chicago. Like DC v Heller, this suit will change the legal landscape with regards to the Second Amendment.

The latest filing: The reply to the city's opposition to the petition to be heard in the US Supreme Court.

Follow along at

That email about a federal tax on your guns is misleading

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

Read this explanation of SB-2099!  A recent version of the email also included mention of HR-45.

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!

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

   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

The class is now full, contact the office for stand-bys.

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

   Aug 23 - ALCCRL Prone Match - ISRA Range - Bonfield

Shoot with the American Legion Cook County Rifle League!

Read the 2009 Match Schedule for details, learn more at

   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.

Fee of $10 per firearm includes targets for rifles, handguns, muzzle loaders and slug guns. For shotgun, cost includes the use of patterning board and 25 clays.

Archery range available to site in your bow.

No steel shot is allowed on our patterning boards. Use trap loads instead. No ammunition sold on premises, bring your own ammo, at least 25 rounds for each firearm.

   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 4? 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.

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