Welcome to the first installment of "The Pearson Report" - a new on-line feature of the Illinois State Rifle Association. The intent of this weekly newsletter is to provide you with my take on the national and statewide events that affect your gun rights. I sincerely hope that you find "The Pearson Report" to be informative and helpful in your own personal battle to preserve and protect your gun rights.
Before I discuss what's going on this week, I have an important message for all you
shooters out there. If you've been thinking about joining the ISRA Kankakee Range, right now would be the time to
do it. As you know, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon be issuing a decision in the McDonald case. I fully expect the
decision to be favorable to the 2nd Amendment and especially to gun owners here in Illinois. If the Court rules as
I suspect, the good people of Chicago will finally be free of over two decades of anti-gun tyranny. As a result, I
expect a huge rush on gun shops as Chicagoans exercise their restored rights.
And now for the unpleasant stuff. The week of April 26th is shaping up to be one of
those nightmare weeks for those of us who honor and respect the right to keep and bear arms. After late last week's
spate of shootings in Chicago, Mayor Daley and his band of gun-grabbers renewed their attacks on the law abiding
gun owner. Rather than blame the state's woefully ineffective criminal justice system for flooding our streets with
unrepentant criminals, the gun-haters turned once again to you, the lawful gun owner, to serve as punching bag for
Daley's inability to control his own city.