The Illinois State Rifle Association touts itself as “the leader in supporting our 2nd Amendment rights.” Yet where are they on the implementation of the Illinois Gun Registry? Where are they in notifying their members and other gun owners in our state about the new Ammunition Purchase Registry? Where is their information on options for gun owners other than blind obedience?
An ISRA life member (or higher) forwarded this email he sent to ISRA HQ months ago:
Since it appears any court decision or TRO will be too late to stop the registration process, is ISRA polling the membership about what they intend to do about it? It would be important to know what percentage of people intend to comply.There is also the issue of how people who do not own computers are suppose to comply. Why is ISRA not aggressively addressing this with the ISP?Once the state has the information even if everything we want happens regarding the law, they will still have the information.What, if anything, is ISRA going to do about raids and arrests for non compliance?Is the ISRA providing information about how to avoid compliance legally by (for example) moving firearms out of state? While I own property in another state, many members do not. Why are there no arrangements being made for across the state line storage facilities for ISRA members?Has ISRA published a list of weapons the state is requiring registry of and I missed it. If you haven’t done so, why not?
That’ll slow down traffic on your website.
Trying on a third device, I got this:
Three full-time lobbyists? What happened to the six full-time lobbyists? Did ISRA terminate them for negotiating the FOID Modernization Act deal? You know, the one where ISRA negotiated our rights away so they could have a “seat at the table” with those who wish to totally disarm law-abiding gun owners while criminals are treated with kid gloves? The “deal” which has given us full registration of private gun transfers even before the July 1 implementation of the PICA requirements? The FOID Modernization Act which has morphed into the just-introduced Ammunition Purchase Registry that includes caliber? And will probably soon including quantity of rounds as well.
Clicking on “News” I got this:
It’s 9:20am on Monday, October 9th. The most recent post is a throwaway statement on the US House committee hearing in Chicago dated September 26th.
So what does the ISRA communicate with their members?
At this rate, with ISRA’s support of the 2nd Amendment, we’ll be left with black powder guns to defend our homes and persons.