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Buying pot is hazardous to your right to self-defense

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(GSL) – From even before Illinois’ new recreational marijuana law took effect, Guns Save Life has warned that buying pot will carry with it the risk of losing one’s firearm rights. After all, for now marijuana remains a federally prohibited drug. As such, possession, purchase and/or consumption puts users into the federally prohibited person category per federal law when...
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MAIN TOPIC: CHURCH SECURITY… GSL Chicagoland Meeting Sunday at DA’s Deli in Orland Park.

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MAIN TOPIC:  CHURCH SECURITY…  GSL Chicagoland Meeting Sunday at DA’s Deli in Orland Park.

The monthly Guns Save Life Chicagoland grassroots meeting will return Sunday, January 26th.  Find us at DA’s Deli and Dining in Orland Park, next to Home Depot.  Dinner and conversation will start around 4:30 and the meeting will start at 5:30. Our main speaker will be John Boch discussing all things Church Security.  You may have seen his article...
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STEALING FROM A CHARITY? REALLY CAROL? Special Prosecutor appointed in State Rep Carol Ammons (alleged) retail theft case

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STEALING FROM A CHARITY?  REALLY CAROL?  Special Prosecutor appointed in State Rep Carol Ammons (alleged) retail theft case

A special prosecutor has been appointed to consider formally charging State Representative Carol Ammons with retail theft for shoplifting a used Coach purse from a charity thrift store in Urbana, IL on Jan. 10th.  Store surveillance video recorded the incident at the Carle Auxiliary Retail Boutique. Ammons, who has shown nothing but overt antagonism for gun rights, claims it...
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Shot Show 2020 A to Z

Shot Show 2020 A to Z

By Mike Keleher What is it like to attend the SHOT show? It is enormous. That pretty much sums it up. Enormous. They will have 60-70 thousand visitors visit in three days-it’s like holding the Superbowl of firearms and firearm accessories inside a hotel expo center. I could not tell you how many miles of tables and booths there...
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Live From the 2020 SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range

Live From the 2020 SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range

By Mike Keleher Last year I found out the media is invited to a day of shooting other people’s newest guns and ammo on the Monday before the SHOT Show kicks off on Tuesday. Now I have enjoyed attending the world’s largest firearms trade show in the massive Sands Expo Center, but all those guns are neutered and all...
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36 big-dollar, dark money contributions fund 90% of March For Our Lives

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36 big-dollar, dark money contributions fund 90% of March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives holds itself up as a grassroots gun control org, much like Moms Demand Action. And just like the Moms, the (supposedly) student-led March For Our Lives organization gets their funding not from the little people, but from a group of big dollar donors. While the NRA and other gun rights orgs raise tens of millions...
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After Buying Marijuana, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Becomes a Federally Prohibited Person

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After Buying Marijuana, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Becomes a Federally Prohibited Person

Illinois passed a recreational marijuana legalization bill last year and on January 1, users could legally buy (heavily taxed) weed at a handful of locations around the state. Many locations reported long lines, but Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton used her VIP status to cut to the front of the queue and purchase some dope on New Years Day....
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Firearms and Air Travel Primer

Firearms and Air Travel Primer

By Mike Keleher I know it can be pretty daunting to even consider taking a firearm with you when part of your trip includes air travel. The idea of losing control over your gun(s) in transit lodged inside checked luggage is a pretty scary thought. None of us want our legally owned and possessed firearms to end up in...
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Make sure your young adult loved ones know about situational awareness!

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Make sure your young adult loved ones know about situational awareness!

by John Boch Over Thanksgiving weekend, a UIC student coed was robbed, repeatedly raped and then murdered in a parking garage by one of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s early release prisoners. The family and police found her cold, lifeless body a couple of days following the attack after pinging her cell phone for its location. A death investigation turned up...
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LEARN ‘EM, LOVE ‘EM, LIVE ‘EM: Four Basic Firearm Safety Rules

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LEARN ‘EM, LOVE ‘EM, LIVE ‘EM:  Four Basic Firearm Safety Rules


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VISIONE: Keeping the Lead Out

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VISIONE:  Keeping the Lead Out


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Illinois FOID card law spared emergency void in Guns Save Life court challenge

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Illinois FOID card law spared emergency void in Guns Save Life court challenge

Springfield, IL (The Center Square) – A three-judge panel denied a request from a gun-rights group for an emergency suspension of Illinois’ Firearm Owners’ Identification card law. The Fourth District Appellate Court ruled Tuesday that Guns Save Life, an Illinois-based organization that advocates for Second Amendment rights, didn’t prove the need for a temporary stay on the state’s FOID...
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Like guns? Avoid marijuana

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Like guns? Avoid marijuana

Sure, state law may allow medical or recreational use. However, marijuana usage, under current federal law, makes you a prohibited person for firearms purchase and possession. (GSL) – The Land of Lincoln’s new recreational marijuana law goes into effect on New Year’s Day. On that day, those who wish to partake in legal cannabis consumption may purchase to their...
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THE GREAT REVEAL: Big R Springfield opens a (very nice) gun store within a farm store…

THE GREAT REVEAL:  Big R Springfield opens a (very nice) gun store within a farm store…

A three-month intra-store remodeling project at the Big R in Springfield came to fruition with the “Great Reveal” to Big R’s owners, special guests and their families on a Monday evening in September. Guns Save Life had a golden ticket to attend and frankly, we came away impressed. In a time when gun shops across Illinois have closed following...
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