Nice coverage in the State Journal-Register on SCRA’s new head!

    VIRDEN (State Journal-Register) — When Jim Butler decided 20 years as president of the Sangamon County Rifle Association was enough, he had his eye on Don Gwinn.

Every time it came up in conversation, Gwinn stayed noncommittal.

But last month, Butler officially stepped down, and Gwinn took his place.

A lifelong Virden resident, husband, father of three, recently retired volunteer emergency medical technician and a middle school teacher in Springfield, Gwinn, 35, has been involved in gun-rights activism for more than a decade.

In addition to being president of the SCRA, he sits on the board of Illinois Carry, an organization committed to advancing concealed carry in Illinois. He’s also a volunteer — a “people-wrangler,” he calls it — for Illinois Gun Owner Lobbying Day, where gun-rights supporters come from across the state to the Capitol.