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This month, we are pleased to have one of our members, Jim Larson, as our guest speaker. Jim is a paramedic for Joliet and is based out of the Joliet Airport firehouse. He will speaking with us about emergency medical care and giving us some tips on what to do, especially in the event of a major wound.

This will definitely be an informative meeting so be sure to join us...and, don't forget to bring a friend!

WCGR Gun Giveaway

We did not have a WCGR Gun Giveaway drawing for June, we will draw again at the July meeting. Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local, state and federal laws.

June Meeting

Tom Buck, president of Warbirds Squadron 4, was our guest speaker last month. Tom is the owner of a couple of WWll airplanes. One is an SNJ, which is a 2 place trainer and the other is a TBM Avenger which, during the war, was a carrier-based torpedo bomber. Tom brought a model of the plane so we could see how the plane looked and also to see how the wings fold up for storage on the aircraft carrier. This model was made for him by a former turret gunner on a TBM during the war.

In 1943, torpedo bombers really came into their own, as being efficient weapons carriers. They were the largest planes to be used on aircraft carriers and 9,700 were of them manufactured during the war. The TBF version was made by Grumman, the TBM version by GMC, as Grumman was too busy building the Hellcat fighter among other production. more 


Chairman's Comments

  Just when you think things cannot get any more unbelievable or crazy, they do. Like the saying, “never say never.” In Littleton Colorado, a man named Dave Renner is facing a $200 fine for flying his Betsy Ross flag outside his townhome. He purchased the flag for Flag Day which was June 14. He decided to fly it a week ahead of that date. He was told the only acceptable flag is the current American flag with 50 stars and 13 stripes. The Betsy Ross flag is a copy of the original flag and has 13 stars and 13 stripes. Dave Renner said that under the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, he has the right to fly the Betsy Ross flag. He said the act uses a loose definition of the term American flag, and any number of stars, any number of stripes, any size, any material, and any flag that purports to be an American flag. It amazes me that so many people have nothing better to do than try to nitpick this type of thing. I would be proud of my neighbor to fly any flag representing the United States. more

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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