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  1. So what friend of a Socialist Democratic Party member is in the micro stamping business?
  2. Well Mike, it's just the idea ISRA has again decided to be the arbiter of our rights. No discussion, no statement, no authority, just do it so we little people don't have to be bothered with it. The attitude is ripe with aragance. It's hard not to believe that the leadership holds the opinion that they're the grown ups and that we're just children who need their guidance. It's reminds one of Cook County politics.
  3. The ISRA has abdicated its position as the defender of our civil rights. They pick and choose proposed laws that only they assume are best for us. They do that for hidden, unarticulated reasons and then claim they do it because we, the members, could never understand the problems of Illinois politics. No one selected or elected them to do that. They appear to act only for their own benefit. They have never solicited opinions and have scoffed at those who have tried to contribute ideas. They have created a closed administration for the association and plan to keep it that way. This is the second incident of their usurpation of the member's desires. It is time for change at the ISRA.
  4. I found it interesting that two people who stated they represented ISRA showed no position on HB2541 and one on HB3144. I love the slight of hand attempts at ISRA. This is the same imperial behavior they’ve shown last year. I guess we are all just little people who are inept in the ways of politics and need to be force feed their excrement.
  5. Many thanks Mauser for your kind efforts to keep us informed. Without your work we would be blind to the machinations of state government and our “allies”.
  6. Just noticed in the winter issue of the Illinois Shooter, delivered to my house today Dec 27th, that ISRA is seeking applicants for the Board of Directors. The application deadline is Dec 31st. Has anyone seen this ad previously? Have I missed it in earlier issues of the shooter? BTW, the same issue carries a notice for the annual meeting in May. I hope members here will attend.
  7. FYI. David Lombardo will be speaking at the Downers Grove Sportsmen’s Club member’s meeting this Sunday. His stated purpose is to inform the club members about what ISRA does for shooters. Don’t know what else, if anything, will be addressed.
  8. I live in his district. We call him Adam Quislinger. He’s gone from Tea Party conservative to Socialist Democrat in 11 years. There is some speculation he will run for Governor next election. All he would be as Governor is a skinny Pritzker.
  9. Illinois news is reporting that The Illinois Supreme Court ruled against Cook County today. Supposedly 6-0 with one abstention. Can anyone verify this? I can’t find it anywhere else.
  10. Has anyone read the latest article in The Illinois Shooter written by David Lombardo? It looks like another, and the latest, coat of paint over the chipped and rusted lament that the members who complain about the ISRA just don't understand how the game it played, can't figure out how the system works. He doesn't like it that members who speak out "ruffle feathers". Apparently the membership is to sit by quietly and never scrutinize the exalted leadership. They're the Big Boys, they know better. You just stay in your place. You are just a bull in a china shop. Now sit still and shut up. Mr. Lombardo would have served his cause better if he had just let the issue fester and die. The article is insulting. I hope a lot of members read it. This ought to cause even more scrutiny of our "advocate" group and how they make decisions.
  11. FWIW it appears that ISRA is about to take a PR tour by attending some local club meetings. Not sure if it’s to apologize or tell us how “lucky” we are. Either way the visits should be interesting.
  12. Extending the deadlines simply means the FOID itself is worthless. Eventually, no one will comply with it except when obviously necessary. Every time government, or organizations, make things increasingly difficult, the more people stop complying. It looks as if the FOID card as well as the rest of state government might all grind to a halt some day.
  13. He can’t see it because his ego is in the way. He has assumed the role of leader and arbtrar for everyone without election. Now this leader is feeling heat from his “constituency” for the first time and his reaction is to ridicule those who disagree with him. For someone who claims the right to lead the fight he uses the tactics of the left. He is abrupt when challenged, ignores you if you disagree and then ridicules you if you persist in your perspective. His ego is in the way.
  14. Thanks ISRA for your contributions to this work of legislative art. JaBa The Putz’s re-election campaign thanks you as well.
  15. Does a public copy of the by-laws for ISRA exist? Their organizational rules as well. When is their next member meeting? When does their board meet? How are officers elected and by who? Arent these items supposed to be public? I cant find these things on their website and phone calls seem to be a dead end. Does anyone know how it operates?
  16. Thank you ISRA. You have been so incredibly helpful with your new gun law. I’m sure this will all sort itself out just about the time we’re all in court for violations of this illogical, vague, and blatantly unconstitutional law. Again, thanks. I hope to help you out for this sometime in the future.
  17. I'm not sure about non-action. I think the ISRA took deliberate actions including shopping around this "neutral" bill, and getting the ISRA membership ready for it as early as March 24 on Facebook and March 25 on the Thursday Bulletin. All leading up to taking a deliberate posture of being "neutral" to help the final bill's passage. This may well be the case, but our best interest lies in changing leadership. If we all leave ISRA they, who made the decision to cooperate, will remain in their positions. We need a strong state organization that will say no to liberal Democrats and RHINOs. The voice of the membership must be heard and recognized. Leadership must be accountable for their actions.
  18. The broader argument concerning state politics and how we arrived where we are today should be without standing in this conversation. The argument at hand is the action not taken by the leadership of the ISRA and the effects that has had on the membership and shooters. Regardless of their assumptions as to “our only choice” their non action has created a void in confidence by members that lessens the political muscle of the organization for the future. I will remain a member of the IRSA, but will criticize them when I believe their actions, or non actions, warrant it. I will continue to contribute money to the ISRA to prevent the state government from any more infringements of our civil right as ISRA can be effective when directed properly. I shall also continue the call for new leadership at the ISRA. The current leaders appear to have assumed proprietorship of the organization. This usually means complacency takes command and assumptions lead decisions. It appears this may have happened in May. The continuing refusal of leadership to address their non action, despite angry criticism, indicates arrogance. Arrogance usually indicates a dismissive attitude, in this case dismissive of membership. All this leads to the need for change. We need new leadership open to ideas and willing to work with everyone for the good of everyone.
  19. Why is the “shotgun expert” suddenly the mouthpiece for ISRA? Why the ultra defense of their neutrality? His ox is gored like the rest of us, but his defense seems willingly blind.
  20. Moving slightly off topic, is anyone aware of the parallel conversation going on at Shotgunworld.com? It seems a gentleman from Plainfield, who touts himself to be a "shotgun expert", has decidedly aligned himself with the ISRA in this matter. It also seems as if something more than just poor logic is directing his commentary.
  21. The argument stands that the ISRA leadership needed to address the situation of 31May through communications with their entire membership. They chose obfuscation instead. The very idea that they only address, what they obviously did, through emails to enquiring members shrieks of the desire to hide the obvious. The attitude that what we are offered is the best we can get is a failure of leadership to remember that they negotiated away a portion of our collective civil right. We need the ISRA, but not it’s current leadership. Who can believe them or have confidence in them after this?
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