We have now passed the annual dues deadline.
The lock combination has been changed for 2020-2021. The new combination is printed on the front of the new membership card that was sent to you when your dues were processed. If you haven't been out to the club for a few weeks you will find a new lock on the front gate. It's different from the other locks. Once you enter the combination, you must push in the red button on the side of the lock to raise the hasp. You'll find the numbers much easier to read on this lock.
July 21, 2020
On July 21, 2020, the Illinois State Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force the Illinois State Police (ISP) to comply with the mandated 30-day requirement to issue a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card if the applicant meets all qualifications.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, on behalf of D’Andre Bradley, David D. Moore and Tara D. Moore, and Brett O. Shelton. They are represented by attorneys David G. Sigale of Wheaton, Ill., Gregory A. Bedell of Chicago, and Jacob Huebert of Phoenix, Ariz. The case is supported by the Goldwater Institute. The lawsuit is known as Bradley v. Kelly.
Named as defendants are ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly and ISP Firearms Services Bureau Chief Jessica Trame, in their official capacities.
The law requires that the Illinois State Police either approve or deny a FOID card application within 30 days, but ISP has rarely been in compliance with this time limit, leaving applicants in limbo for months. In some cases, the agency does not act for as long as 90 day. This has been an ongoing issue for years. The Illinois State Rifle Association, on behalf of Illinois gun owners, has attempted to work with ISP in order to come up with some type of solution which provides the necessary background checks while still protecting law abiding citizens rights to possess firearms, all to no avail. This legal action attempts to force the ISP to either comply with the FOID law or perhaps the courts will do away with it altogether.
ALGC has restarted rifle competitions commencing with the June 28th match. We will follow the posted schedule for the rest of the year.
Unfortunately, the Spring CMP Juniors classes have all been cancelled. The Juniors classes will begin again this Fall.
Remember that the Annual Meeting/Work Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 3rd. Put this date on your calendar.
Please check back here periodically for updates and watch for email notices. We all need to use common sense during this emergency. If you do choose to use the club facilities please respect the space of any other members at the club.
The 2020 Rifle competition schedules for Abe Lincoln Gun Club, Taylorville Rifle & Pistol Club and Effingham County Sportsman's Club are now available online right here.
January is just around the corner so it's time to get your equipment in order for the first match of the new season. Yeah it's going to be cold and maybe snowing but what else do you have to do in January?
Click on the link below to download the schedules!