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In lieu of a formal speaker this month, we will be discussing the outcome of the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) as well as the results of the local primary elections. Please be sure to join us...and don't forget to bring a friend.

Will County ISRA member, William Mauzer, was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month. Unfortunately for William, he was not present so we will draw another name this month. Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local, state and federal laws.

February Meeting

 We had several people who are running for political offices present at last month’s meeting. All of the following are running for their respective Republican primaries: Chris Balkema, Grundy County, is running for US Congress for District 11(he is hoping to beat current representative Bill Foster); Ken Kaupas is running for Will County Sheriff; Nick Ficarello, who is running for Will County Sheriff, was represented by Dan Kennison;
Margo McDermed, running for IL State Representative for the 37th District. While at the meeting, Ken Kaupas asked a great question, which was how many of the three Democrats running for Will County Sheriff have attended any of our meetings like he and Nick have? “Not one ever,” he stated, “because they are all antigun.” Interesting point.

Chairman's Comments

  On February 28th, the first 5,000 concealed carry permits were sent out by the Illinois State Police!
Over 50,000 people have applied and, of these, only 300 were denied for any reason; this is one half of one percent, and many
were probably due to glitches, forms not filled out completely, etc. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Stevens, who has never liked the Second Amendment and feels it only
applies to the militia, recently wrote that he would like to change it by adding five words: "When serving in the militia". These five words would completely change its
meaning and would change our rights to freedom. According to Stevens, "When serving in the militia", should be added after the words "shall not be infringed". I am amazed that anyone can construe this meaning of our Rights after reading our Constitution and the history that made those great men, so many years ago, write such terrific documents as the Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

Soliciting Articles and Pictures -

As you may have noticed, it has been awhile since pictures and articles from Will County Grass Roots members have been added. If you would like to write an article/commentary for inclusion to the site we would really like to see it! Pictures of your last outing at a local range or hunting trip would be great. Did your son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, etc. get their first or biggest Buck, Goose, etc.? Let's see your pictures!

All articles/commentaries will be reviewed/approved by the Will County Grass Roots board prior to publication. By submitting your pictures/commentaries you are granting the ISRA and Will County Grass Roots permission to publish them on this web site.

Please forward your pictures or commentaries to

Will County Grassroots

Chairman - Doug Mayhall
W 708-349-2222 H 708-479-2506

Vice Chairman - Terry Kreimeier

Secretary - Al Tiscareno

Treasurer - Jim Perry

Webmaster - Tim Dalan

Newsletter Editor - Kim Beard

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Illinois State Rifle Association
Anita (Range) - Lori (Membership)

Political Disclaimer

The ISRA and the Will County Division of the ISRA CAN NOT and WILL NOT endorse any candidate or party. We feature speakers to allow us to learn about the positions a candidate holds about the Second Amendment, and welcome all candidates to speak to us. Only the ISRA Political Victory Fund can endorse candidates or donate to political campaigns.



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