(Received: 10/04/2010, Posted: 10/04/2010)


Press Release:
ISRA Calls for Nationwide Boycott of AON Insurance Products

CHICAGO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

The ISRA is calling upon all lawful American firearm owners to stop doing business with AON Corporation and its subsidiaries. This call for a boycott comes after published reports disclosed that AON is bankrolling a fundraiser for the political arm of the nation's most radical gun control organization. Not only is the fundraiser being financed by AON, it is also being held in a posh club atop AON's Chicago headquarters.

The October 4th event, which AON will hold on behalf of the "Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence," will raise money to fund the Brady Campaign's efforts to impose severe restrictions on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights. Such restrictions include bans on civilian ownership of handguns, target rifles, and popular hunting firearms. The Brady organization also seeks to shutter small firearm retailers and prohibit law-abiding citizens from using firearms to protect their homes and their families.

"By financing the Brady event, AON has delivered a slap to the faces of millions of law-abiding firearm owners," said ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson. "With AON's financial muscle behind them, the Bradys will redouble their efforts to vilify and marginalize the nation's lawful firearm owners and, ultimately, push for the banning and confiscation of lawfully acquired rifles, pistols and shotguns."

"Many of the nation's firearm owners hold personal and business insurance policies with AON," continued Pearson. "Many others who own small and medium-sized businesses employ Hewitt to manage their employee benefit programs. I'm calling upon the nation's firearm owners who are AON/Hewitt customers to reconsider who they choose to do business with. There are plenty of other insurance companies and employee benefit managers out there to choose from who are not in bed with the people who are trying to take guns away from lawful citizens. AON cares more about collecting premiums than they care about respecting constitutional rights. Gun owners should give AON the boot, today!"

The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

Hamilton County:
IllinoisCarry.com Right to Carry Referendum Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday October 5, 2010

Special informational meeting regarding the License to Carry Referendum on the Nov. 2, 2010 ballot in Hamilton County:

Shall the State Legislature enact legislation to allow trained and licensed law abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense and other lawful uses?

If you have questions regarding this referendum or you want to show your support for the Right to Carry please attend this meeting.

7:00 9:00 PM

Local 1197 Union Hall
109 W Market St..
McLeansboro, IL
br>For more info: contactValinda Rowe 618-963-2788

Madison County:
IllinoisCarry.com Right to Carry Town Hall Meeting
Thursday October 7, 2010

See theflyer for full details.

7:00 9:00 PM
Silent Auction starts at 6:00 pm

VFW Post #5691
1234 Vandalia Ave
Collinsville, IL

For more info: contact Valinda Rowe 618-963-2788

ISRA needs your continued support in order to remain the strong defender of your right to keep and bears arms.  McDonald v Chicago was not the end of the fight but the beginning. The ISRA continues the fight for your firearm rights here in Illinois, with additional federal litigation against the City of Chicago.