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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

  Happy Independence Day. Go forth and celebrate. Be prudent and be armed.  Just in case America’s enemies decide they want to wage jihad at the time and place where you are enjoying Independence Day.
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THUG LIFE: “Just trying turning his life around” thug pulls gun on cops. Guess what happens next (VIDEO)

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THUG LIFE:  “Just trying turning his life around” thug pulls gun on cops.  Guess what happens next (VIDEO)

Palastine, Texas (Guns Save Life):  47-year-old James D. Bushey was a good-old boy, according to his brother Jeff, who was “trying to get his life turned around.”  So says KLTV. Suffice it to say, there’s a reason his wife divorced him. In short, because he was a bully and a thug. Wearing a distinctive, easy to spot from a...
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NO DUMMY: Anti-gunner changes mind on guns after home invasion

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NO DUMMY:  Anti-gunner changes mind on guns after home invasion

With decisions come consequences.  It took a home invasion to clue her in on the life-saving benefits of firearms ownership, but this woman wised up. There’s plenty of people who, in the face of the proven benefits of owning a gun for self-defense, rely instead upon fear and emotions to guide their decision-making on gun ownership. We can only hope...
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IL CONGRESSIONAL 18TH: Compare, contrast MIKE FLYNN with DARIN LAHOOD

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IL CONGRESSIONAL 18TH:  Compare, contrast MIKE FLYNN with DARIN LAHOOD

by John Boch Note:  This is not an endorsement for either candidate.  Federal tax laws prevent Guns Save Life from endorsing specific candidates for elective office.  Mike Flynn Mike Flynn was at Guns Save Life’s Peoria monthly meeting Thursday evening, joining about eighty gun rights supporters in a celebration of the ideals promoted by our nation’s Founding Fathers. He’s...
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GSL DEFENSE TRAINING: Get your 16-hour concealed carry training July 18 & 19, 2015 near Clinton, IL

GSL DEFENSE TRAINING:  Get your 16-hour concealed carry training July 18 & 19, 2015 near Clinton, IL

Get your concealed carry training from the best training team in Illinois! GSL Defense Training is bringing its Essential Carry Course to the DeWitt County Sportsman’s Club near Clinton, IL on July 18 & 19, 2015. Bring a partner, friend or family member and it’s just $225 per person.  Single registrations are $300. Former military members or those who...
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SHAMEFUL: Illinois Senate Democrats treat non-resident active duty military members as second-class citizens

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SHAMEFUL:  Illinois Senate Democrats treat non-resident active duty military members as second-class citizens

Charles Dickens wrote the classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859. Today, the politicians in Wisconsin and Illinois are setting the storyline for the real-life story “A Tale of Two States” – at least where it comes to active-duty members of the U.S. military stationed in their respective states. There has been nearly unanimous support from both...
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SUCKS TO BE THEM: Bonnie and Clyde home invaders meet Mr. Armed American

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SUCKS TO BE THEM:  Bonnie and Clyde home invaders meet Mr. Armed American

More and more today, bad guys are opting for home invasions instead of, or in addition to home burglaries to get their loot.  Why is that?  Well, if bad guys come in when people are home, they don’t have to wrestle with safes or find hidden valuables.  The homeowners will open safes and give up the goodies once you...
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SMART MAN: Uber driver saves his own life by ignoring Uber’s “NO GUNS” policy

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SMART MAN:  Uber driver saves his own life by ignoring Uber’s “NO GUNS” policy

A 74-year-old Uber driver ignored the Uber executives’ “NO GUNS” policy and had his Gat handy when he picked up a surly 60-year-old Gregory Mermel. For whatever reason, Mermel was unhappy and ended up choking the (armed) driver. The 74-year-old wasn’t up for getting strangled, so he shot his attacker after they wrestled for the gun. Good shoot, Mr....
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SHAMEFUL: Illinois Senate Democrats treat non-resident active duty military members as second-class citizens

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SHAMEFUL:  Illinois Senate Democrats treat non-resident active duty military members as second-class citizens

Charles Dickens wrote the classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859. Today, the politicians in Wisconsin and Illinois are setting the storyline for the real-life story “A Tale of Two States” – at least where it comes to active-duty members of the U.S. military stationed in their respective states. There has been nearly unanimous support from both...
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BOCH ON A POSEUR: David Fellerath hates you, the NRA, handguns, and the truth

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BOCH ON A POSEUR:  David Fellerath hates you, the NRA, handguns, and the truth

By John Boch David Fellerath has hit the big-time in recent days, with the Washington Post publishing his missive brimming with hate. His piece attacks things the great majority of real Americans in flyover country hold dear: gun ownership for self-defense and a whole lot more.  His screed is fraught with hate and misdirection, but what else would one...
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SHARPE: Willful Ignorance (on the Confederate Flag and more)

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SHARPE:  Willful Ignorance (on the Confederate Flag and more)

  Editor’s note:  Frank Sharpe, Jr. is the rather amazing proprietor of Fortress Defense Consultants, a firearms training company in Northeastern Illinois.  The Fortress Defense team specializes in advanced training and if you’ve got the fundamentals all taken care of, you would do yourself a favor by adding a course or two from Fortress Defense. Not only is Sharpe...
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS: Darnall’s Youth Camp & Cross Trail Outfitters Summer Camp

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS:  Darnall’s Youth Camp & Cross Trail Outfitters Summer Camp

If you’ve been around Guns Save Life for a while, you know about our long-time love of the big NRA Youth Shooting Camp at Darnall’s in Bloomington. There may be a few openings left.  As of a few days ago, they were down to a dozen openings.  Call them (309) 379-4331 if you’ve got a kid from 9-16 that...
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GUNS ARE WELCOME: GSL Chicago grassroots gun rights meeting this Sunday! All are welcome!

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GUNS ARE WELCOME:  GSL Chicago grassroots gun rights meeting this Sunday!  All are welcome!

If you want to learn more about the proven benefits of firearms ownership, and how you can avoid becoming a victim of violent crime, we invite you to attend our Chicagoland Guns Save Life meeting this Sunday, June 28th. Oak Lawn VFW Johnson – Phelps Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5220 9514 S 52nd Ave Oak Lawn, IL 60453...
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ACTIVISM IN ILLINOIS: I’m upbeat and you should be too

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ACTIVISM IN ILLINOIS:  I’m upbeat and you should be too

  by John Boch Reprinted from the May 2015 issue of GunNews Magazine. I’m upbeat and you should be too! Gun rights are making bold advances nationwide and are poised to do good things here in Illinois. Kansas enacted Constitutional Carry, and Mississippi went permit-free for container carry for law-abiding residents.  Those wins are huge!  At the same time,...
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