Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson on Rittenhouse Acquittal

Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson on Rittenhouse Acquittal
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Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson on Rittenhouse Acquittal (Chatsworth, IL) – Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, issued the following statement Friday on the Wisconsin jury’s decision to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse.

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“The decision today is a significant victory for the right of self-defense and for the 2nd Amendment. The jury has affirmed the basic right of self-defense for all Americans. The right of self-defense is the underlying reason we have a 2nd Amendment in the first place. It is a basic right for all Americans, regardless of age, and we applaud the jury’s decision to affirm those rights with their decision today.”

According to their website, the Illinois State Rifle Association’s purpose is:

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  • Support and protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens protected by the Bill of Rights under the United States Constitution.Preserve and protect hunter’s right to possess and use firearms for sporting purposes, to educate the public to promote conservation and safe sport hunting as a wildlife management tool.
  • Assist the Civilian Marksmanship Program and its Director with the Promotion of Rifle Practice Firearm Safety, and the State of Illinois and its Department of Natural Resources, by the promotion of marksmanship practice both as a sport and a fundamental aspect of national defense, and the education of citizens in all aspects of firearm safety and marksmanship training.
  • Promote the highest degree of sportsmanship and good fellowship, and to prevent the occurrence or tolerance of unsportsmanship conduct.
  • Promote and assist in the planning, construction, and preservation of civilian shooting ranges.
  • Educate the citizens on all matters affecting the lawful use and possession of firearms, firearm safety, self-defense, competitive shooting and sport hunting.
  • Support and promote the purposes, goals and objectives of the National Rifle Association of America and USA Shooting.

Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson on Rittenhouse Acquittal

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