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ISRA Thursday Bulletin – August 31, 2017


Executive Directors Message

On Thursday, September 14th, 2017, Will County Board member Steve Balich will hold a fundraiser for the ISRA.  The featured speaker is Mr. David Keene.  I have known David for a long time.  When he was President of the NRA, he visited the ISRA Range and took time to visit with everyone there.  He has always been a friend to Illinois.  David is also one of the most politically astute people I have ever met.  It will be well worth your time to hear him speak and to meet him personally. This is a rare opportunity. For details, click on the following link,

In Georgia, as part of a history lesson, a school took a group of first and second graders to a shooting range and showed them an 1873 Winchester and a six-shooter.  They learned firearm safety as well.
They had permission from the children’s parents.  It went well until the self-appointed do-gooders saw the pictures on Facebook.  Not only did they criticize the school, but also attacked the teachers and administrators.  In Atlanta, Georgia, a 10-year-old boy found a .22 pistol in a dressing room of a clothing store.  He brought the pistol to his mother who wanted to see if it was real.  She pulled the trigger and found that it was real, alright.  Fortunately, the shot did not hit anyone.  It seems to me the school is way ahead of the game, in spite of what the critics say.
Tomorrow is the 1st day of September and the unofficial beginning of Fall.  It is also the beginning of dove season; goose, duck, turkey, deer and upland game are not far behind.  It is the best time of year for me.  By the way, the IDNR Hunting and Trapping guide is on-line (  The IDNR will hold a public meeting at the ISRA Range, in Bonfield, on Tuesday September 26th at 7:00pm.  The topic is Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  If you are a deer hunter and live in the area, you should attend this meeting.  There have been several deer in the area with CWD.
Massad Ayoob will be at the ISRA Range from September 7th through the 10th , teaching his great Mag-40 class; there are a few spots left.  Remember: ISRA members get 10% off.  For those of you who are range members, there will be a special work day on Saturday, September 2nd.  This will be a cleanup day, so please bring gloves.
I feel sorry for those poor folks in Texas.  The first responders, military and civilian volunteers are doing a great job!  Adding to their troubles are looters.  Looters are about as low as you can get, in my book.  If you are ever unfortunate enough to get caught in one the several types of natural disasters, be sure to prepare in advance.  If you are in Illinois, make sure to always have your FOID card, ICCL, and defensive firearm with you.  Not only are there looters, but other scum out there that will be more than happy to take advantage of you and your family.
Thanks for being a member.
Upcoming Events: ISRA Calendar
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
ISRA Smallbore/Rimfire F-Class Thursday Night League
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Range Work Day
ISRA Marksmanship League
Sunday, September 3, 2017
ISRA IDPA Local Club Match
Combat Pistol League/3 Gun/CCW Scenario
ISRA Black Powder League
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
ISRA Tuesday Night Irregular League
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
ISRA Benchrest League
F-Class League
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