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The first battles of WWI were fought 100 years ago this August. Our speaker this month will be discussing firearms and flare guns of England, France, Italy, America, Germany and Canada, as well as accoutrements and other memorabilia from the Great War. It is sure to be an interesting evening so be sure to join us...and don't forget to bring a friend!

WCGR Gun Giveaway

Will County ISRA members, Amy Holman and Richard Skonieczny, were the names drawn for the WCGR Gun
Giveaway last month. Unfortunately for Amy and Richard, neither were 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.

June Meeting

If You Missed Last Month’s Meeting…


  …you missed a good one!  Jim Larson, a paramedic with the Joliet Fire Department was our speaker.  Jim has been with the Joliet FD for 23 years.  In 1999, he took the tactical class and now goes on calls with the SWAT team.  Jim shared an abundance of information with us at the meeting and the following are a few highlights.


 For aggressive bleeding management, properly-applied (and managed) tourniquets are now a very important method; they were previously often considered a bad thing to use. Pressure dressings are usually adequate though, except for extreme emergencies.  With a major injury, you must press very aggressively to control the blood flow. more 


Chairman's Comments

  Well, it’s another big win for those who believe in the Constitution and all the Amendments, especially the Second Amendment. The first landmark win was in Washington, DC, where the first in a series of triumphs for gun rights was won in the Supreme Court in the Heller decision back in June of 2008. That decision basically said that the Second Amendment applies to Federal enclaves and protects the right for an individual to possess a firearm for lawful purposes. Of course this was followed by another landmark case, in 2010, by the McDonald v. City of Chicago decision. This one stated that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms" is incorporated by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and applies to the states. This decision cleared up any uncertainty that was left in the wake of District of Columbia v. Heller as to gun rights in regard to the states.  The latest win was in the US District Court for the City of Washington, DC, on July 26th of this year and, for the third time, the attorney was Alan Gura.  The Second Amendment Foundation funded the case of Palmer v. District of Columbia. The ruling states that that the right to bear arms applies not just inside the house, but outside the house as well. How soon residents there will be able to carry a firearm is yet to be seen, and you can bet your last dollar that the anti-gunners will do everything in their power openly and underhandedly to stop this or severely constrict this right.   Hopefully the ruling will send a strong message that the prohibitive “discretionary issue” laws could be in trouble, such as those that allow authorities in Maryland, New Jersey and New York to, in effect, ban carrying outside the home for personal protection by not issuing carry permits. 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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