The official Newsletter of the Will County Grassroots Division of the Illinois State Rifle Association

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Mr Kreimeier, Thanks for the Memories! 
Terry Kreimeier has stepped down from Vice031513aa  Chairman of Will County Grass Roots after many years of faithful service. We thank Terry for all his hard work over the years.
Welcome Dave Lombardo! 
 Dave Lombardo has taken over the position of Vice Chairman for Will County Grass Roots. David isDavid Lombardopresident of SAFER USA, a firearm training school, an NRA Training Counselor, a State of Illinois Certified Firearms Instructor and Concealed Carry Instructor. He is also an Endowment Life Member of the National Rifle Association and a Life member of the Illinois State Rifle Association.
August Meeting
This month’s speakers will be
Gloria Dollinger of Joliet
Gloria Dollinger

who was elected to the Will County Board in 2016 to represent the residents of District 10 and Gretchen Fritz of Plainfield who was first elected to the board in 2014 to represent the residents of District 5. The mission of the Will County Board is to determine  vision, set policy, and appropriate resources for the delivery

Gretchen Fritz

of countywide services.Gloria and Gretchen will be explaining what your county government does and how itworks. This should be a very interesting presentation, you really won’t want to miss it!!!  And, as always, don’t forget to bring a friend!

WCGR monthly presentations will now be video taped!
Starting next month you will be able to see your WCGR monthly presentation on-line! Next month’s newsletter will have a new section with links to these future video’s!
4th Annual ISRA
Constitutional Rights Dinner
Keynote Speaker David Keene former NRA President MC: Dan Proft, Talk Radio Host 4th Annual Fundraiser to benefit the Illinois State Rifle Association (All Proceeds go to the ISRA)

WCGR Gun Giveaway
     Will County ISRA member, Paul Ashley was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month. Paul was not present so we will try again next month! Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local,state and federal laws.

July Meeting
 Our guest speakers were Bob Feurborn and Dennis Leifheit who are both Cowboy Action shooters. They strive to mimic the dress code that was worn and the guns that were used in the period between 1850 and 1899. They dress in period costumes and shoot single action pistols, lever action rifles, and shotguns. They shoot at Aurora Sportsmen Club on the first Sunday of every month. Cowboy action started in California in 1981and was called SASS for single action shooting society. In 1995 it came to Illinois. In real life back then Constables were few and far between so vigilantes were formed.The Driscolls were a bunch of really bad guys and killed a guy named Campbell who was in charge of the northern Illinois regulars. So the regulars got 120 helpers to go shoot the Driscols who were captured. Half were given blanks, so nobody would know if they shot a bullet that actually killed one of them. more

Chairman’s Remarks
 Doug M I bet you all know the name, Mike Brown, and you probably know his story. In 2014, Mike Brown who was a 300+ pound local thug was killed in self-defense by a police officer. Practically everyone in the country knows his name and, to many, he is a hero and a martyr….somehow. But, did you know that 126 police officers were killed? Can you name even one of them? Pretty sad how our media and many citizens make priorities of thugs…thugs who are routinely revered…and police officers, who risk their lives daily for them, are forgotten.
The Second Amendment Foundation very recently won a significant court victory against “good reason” requirements for concealed carry. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of such a requirement in Washington, D.C. The ruling declared that, “At the Second Amendment’s core lies the right of responsible citizens to carry firearms for personal self-defense beyond the home, subject to longstanding restrictions…The District’s good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on exercises of that constitutional right for most D.C. residents. That’s enough to sink this law under (the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller ruling).” The ruling makes it very clear that the Second Amendment’s core covers carrying for self defense in public.  more
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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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