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Outdoor Sportsmen’s Group: Is the gun culture just a paycheck for firearm mag employees?

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The Outdoor Sportsmen's Group is headquartered at #2 News Plaza in Peoria, IL.  While you may not have heard of the company, you surely recognize and probably grew up with their dead-tree publications:  Guns & Ammo, Firearms News (formerly Shotgun News), Handguns, Shooting Times, and many more.  Employing scores of staff, you would think these people would live and...
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A Detailed Look At Last Weekend’s Chicago Gang Violence Shooting Victims

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Last weekend's orgy of violence in Chicago actually made the national news. With 78 shooting victims and 12 dead, it well and truly should have. But as a closer look makes extremely clear Chicago has a virulent gang problem, not a gun problem. What's more, Chicago Police internal documents show gang involvement in virtually every victim of Windy City...
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Chicago Violence: Brought to you by the Democrat Machine

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Chicago Violence:  Brought to you by the Democrat Machine

Two good commentary pieces do a pretty decent job hitting the nail on the head when it comes to why nothing changes despite the horrific gang violence on Chicago's streets. First, on the police.  Jack Dunphy notes how Chicago PD's leadership is filled with butt kissers who pander to the political hacks who run the city. Really.  Just look...
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UPDATE: Judge Cavanaugh finds for defendant James Love in Knox County fatal shooting

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UPDATE:  Judge Cavanaugh finds for defendant James Love in Knox County fatal shooting

Judge Raymond Cavanaugh rejected a probable cause to continue Knox County Assistant State's Attorney Brian Kerr's indictment for murder in the shooting death of Xavier Hartman.  However, because of the previous grand jury charges, the charge will remain in effect.  I am not a lawyer so that may not be exactly right. Anyway, on the night in question, Hartman...
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Steamy Chicago Weekend Death Toll-12 Dead and 71 Shot

Steamy Chicago Weekend Death Toll-12 Dead and 71 Shot

  I heard the shooting numbers this Monday morning, and the count just got higher and higher as the morning wore on. I quit watching Chicago TV news on Sunday nights years ago- it is all just death and destruction. I tune in on Monday for the recaps and today found 12 human beings have died from criminal shootings in...
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BLAME SHIFTING: Mom says *YOU* are responsible for the dead “Trayvon Martin 2.0” in Knox County, IL

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BLAME SHIFTING:  Mom says *YOU* are responsible for the dead “Trayvon Martin 2.0” in Knox County, IL

Melissa Hartman, mother of the slain 19-year-old man named Xavier Hartman, blames YOU for the death of her son.  Yeah, she blames the law-abiding members of America's oldest civil rights organization for her son's violent death in late June in rural Knox County, IL.  As I wrote earlier this week, Xavier Hartman's mother had crafted a sympathetic Facebook presence. ...
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CALLING ALL TEACHERS: Here’s a second chance at that Illinois CCW class for education professionals…

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CALLING ALL TEACHERS:  Here’s a second chance at that Illinois CCW class for education professionals…

Education professionals:  Did you miss your chance for the free teacher gun training back in July?  Well, we have another opportunity for you.  GSL Defense Training, the same people who put on the free class earlier, will host another Illinois Concealed Carry class on September 8 & 9, 2018 at the same location:  The DeWitt County Sportsman's Club near...
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Dad detains child molester at gunpoint

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Dad detains child molester at gunpoint

A father and concealed carry license holder did what he had to do when faced with a naked child molester in Georgia. Tae Lovelace and his family worked to feed the homeless at a church event. As they enjoyed the day, a man began taking his clothes off and grabbing at people, including children. Mr. Lovelace asked nicely for...
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It Might Surprise You Who Helped Write Illinois’ New Lethal Violence Order of Protection Law

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On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner surprised a lot of folks by signing two gun control bills.  First, he signed a bill to increase the waiting period on all gun purchases to three days.  Secondly, he signed the "Snitch Bill" or Lethal Violence Order of Protection bill.  In the end, gun owners now face two new gun control measures...
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Join Guns Save Life at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago… September 22 & 23

Join Guns Save Life at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago… September 22 & 23

Bellevue, WA – With an eye on this year’s mid-term elections and important pending Capitol Hill legislation, the 33rd annual Gun Rights Policy Conference is scheduled for September 21-23, 2018 in Chicago.   Co-hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, this year’s event is being held at the Hyatt...
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Is Old Ammunition Safe To Shoot?

Is Old Ammunition Safe To Shoot?

As a long-time firearms instructor, people ask me all sorts of questions. All questions have merit, especially for people new to guns. Among these questions, folks will ask about the safety of shooting old ammunition. I tell them that in general, old factory-loaded ammunition should be safe to shoot. The ammo gods showered me with old ammo these past...
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HAVE A PLAN: Guns Save Life’s Fall Election Plan Comes Into Focus.

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Good day, Ladies and Gents! As we all know, gun owners served as the pinata for Michael Madigan and most of his Prairie State Democrats pushing gun control this spring.  Sadly, some Republicans joined Michael Madigan on these votes as well.  Given how gun control breached our defensive barriers this year, one can confidently predict the gun grabbers will...
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GSL President’s Column: The Case for Revolvers

GSL President’s Column:  The Case for Revolvers

by Steve Davis, Esq. Guns Save Life President Not too many years ago, relatively speaking, did the revolver rule the defensive handgun universe.  Today though, almost everyone carries the semi-auto.  But don’t discount the revolver’s strong advantages for self-defense. Obviously, many reasons factor into this sea change over the last forty years.  Marketing and Hollywood plays a role in...
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Rich Fat Cat JB Pritzer HATES Your Guns

Rich Fat Cat JB Pritzer HATES Your Guns

JB Pritzer, who inherited $1.6 billion (with a ‘b’) from a hotel empire, has shown nothing but animosity towards gun rights for the little people.  While JB Pritzker has his armed security to protect his family, he opposes your right to own a gun to defend yours.   Hostility towards gun rights Just how radical is JB Pritzker when...
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