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2012-07-31 14:21:43

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): As time soothes the sorrow in the aftermath of the Colorado murders, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn finds himself in the familiar role of being the life of the party who pulls a not-so-funny joke from his hat. Quinn's latest dud comes in the form of an amendatory veto that guts the language of a popular ammunition sales bill, replacing it with language...

2012-07-12 10:22:49

CHATSWORTH, Ill., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): For the second year in a row, the ISRA is advising subscribers to its alert service to write Chicago out of their summer vacation plans because the city is just too darn dangerous to visit. This safety advisory comes as Chicago experiences an unprecedented upswing in violent crime. Although city officials and the Chicago media would like...

2012-06-28 10:22:17

KANKAKEE, Ill., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): Beautiful weather and a growing interest in the shooting sports combined to draw a record crowd to the ISRA's 10th-Annual NRA Day/Range Open House. In all, over 2,500 people came out to the ISRA Rifle Range on June 23rd to enjoy the nice weather, learn about ISRA shooting sports programs, and test fire the latest firearms offered by the major...

2012-05-21 18:20:27

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the ISRA Political Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF): The ISRA-PVF is warning members of the Illinois General Assembly against being duped into voting for one of the most extreme pieces of gun control legislation to come before that body. SB1034 began life in the Illinois Senate as a bill to combat drug abuse. After moving to the Illinois House, SB1034 was hijacked by Chicago politicians, gutted of its...

2012-03-01 11:29:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): It goes without saying that the ISRA and law-abiding firearm owners everywhere strongly oppose HB5167. That bill, introduced by Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), would slap a 2% sin tax on ammunition sales made in the state. Supposedly, the proceeds of that sin tax would be pooled to provide healthcare services to gang bangers, drug lords, and...

2011-09-26 21:25:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the ISRA is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the first annual "Susan G. Komen Shoot for the Cure" benefit shooting event. The event will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the ISRA Range located near Bonfield, IL. The gates open at 10:00 AM with activities continuing until 3:00 PM....

2010-05-07 16:12:00

CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): The Illinois State Police (ISP) are in danger of losing a $1.5 Million federal grant designed to upgrade outdated firearm background check computer systems. The reason that the ISP are in danger of losing this grant is because Rep. Harry Osterman (D-Chicago) has refused to bring SB 3421 to the House floor for debate and a vote. SB 3421 would bring crucial reforms to...

2009-12-13 22:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the ISRA Political Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF): "I've never seen a suburban Republican try so hard to look like a Chicago Machine Democrat," is how ISRA-PVF spokesman Richard Pearson characterized the behavior of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Ryan. Pearson's remarks came as follow-on to a published interview during which Ryan pledged to enact a ban on semiautomatic target rifles and shotguns. In that...

2009-01-28 13:13:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): The ISRA is applauding the selection of former 107th District Representative Kurt Granberg to lead the beleaguered Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Granberg, a downstate Democrat, is a long-time supporter of outdoor recreation enthusiasts. "Kurt's appointment as director is a leap forward down the long road to recovery for the IDNR," said...