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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing 2.0

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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing 2.0

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act into law this past week. The bill enacts all manner of onerous and expensive regulations upon dealers, with up to $10,000 in civil penalties for each and every violation. The bill's advocates claim that Illinois gun dealers need more supervision. "40 percent of guns used in crimes in Chicago...
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Armed Bounty Hunters Get The Wrong Guy in Virginia [VIDEO]

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Armed Bounty Hunters Get The Wrong Guy in Virginia [VIDEO]

What happens when you have the same name as a guy with an outstanding federal warrant and who has skipped bail? In states like Virginia that have "bail bondsmen" operating, you too might find a bounty hunter on your doorstep. A literal body snatcher. That very scenario happened December 29th in Prince William County, Virginia. According to the video...
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BOCH: Illinois – Where to from here?

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BOCH:  Illinois – Where to from here?

by John Boch The 2018 midterm elections brought a surprisingly high turnout nationwide, including right here in Illinois.  With the votes tallied, Illinois’ Michael Madigan gained a Democrat supermajority in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly.   And JB Pritzker as governor. Land of Lincoln residents and business will get more taxes and fewer services from state government.  Count...
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TOXIC FEMININITY? Think Progress Editor Thinks Chicago Armed Robbery Victim Should Have Given It Up Instead of Shooting Her Attacker Dead

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A lot of us in Illinois enjoyed the story of the 25-year-old Chicago woman who struck down a goblin early one morning while waiting for a bus.  He ran up to the bus stop, stuck a pistol in her face and told her to give it up.  She gave it up alright, bringing up a revolver and shooting ne'er-do-well...
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OPEN CARRY: In a word, don’t.

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OPEN CARRY:  In a word, don’t.

  by Steve Davis, Esq. Guns Save Life Immediate Past President Greg Ellifritz always delivers some of the best presentations among the distinguished cadre at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference.  Based in Ohio, he works as a cop during the day and does top tier training on the side as the principal of Active Response Training (activeresponsetraining.net). Greg presents his...
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Teachers, Schools & Guns: Yes, we have armed teachers in Illinois

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Teachers, Schools & Guns:  Yes, we have armed teachers in Illinois

It’s no longer a matter “if” we should arm teachers. Today, it’s about implementing armed teachers nationwide. by John Boch Remember when we had to fight state by state to educate people on the proven benefits and public safety associated with right-to-carry?  Today we face similar battles when it comes to good guy guns in schools.   Yes, more...
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Feinstein Announces HUGE Anti-“Assault Weapons Bill” in the U.S. Senate

Feinstein Announces HUGE Anti-“Assault Weapons Bill” in the U.S. Senate

By Mike Keleher Yesterday, U.S. Senator  Dianne Feinstein (CA) sent out a press release touting an enormous attack on gun rights. called the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. Anyone surprised by this? With Congress  back in session for a week now they not only start the year off in a Government shut down, they started with calls to increase...
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New Illinois Firearms Laws Take Effect January First 2019

New Illinois Firearms Laws Take Effect January First 2019

Photo Credit: Wikipedia By Mike Keleher Like most of you, I don't pay much attention to the sheer volume of laws passed each year by state law makers. This year, 1044 laws were approved by the legislature and signed off on by the governor. However, I do perk up when I see firearms related laws going into effect on...
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Boch’s Daily Read

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Boch’s Daily Read

God bless my mom.  She enjoys reading the previous day's news in the dead tree.  Of course, I haven't subscribed to a newspaper since a couple of years out of college.  Frankly, newspaper subscriptions are following land-line telephones and buggy whips. So where do I get my news each day?  For starters: Drudge Report:  Simply the best.  Not always...
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Prepare to Defend Yourself & Assert Your Rights: The life you save may be your own.

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Prepare to Defend Yourself & Assert Your Rights:  The life you save may be your own.

by Steve Davis GSL Immediate Past President Image by Oleg Volk.  Used with permission. We defend your right to defend yourself. I’ve put forward that GSL mission statement on every stage and every platform during my tenure as president. We have remained true to that mission statement in years past, and will continue to do the same now that...
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Justice and the Law: Without confidence in the rule of law, people take matters into their own hands

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Justice and the Law:  Without confidence in the rule of law, people take matters into their own hands

by Steve Davis, Esq. Guns Save Life Immediate Past President When I graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1979, I purchased a class ring. I still have that ring and frequently think about the Latin inscription on the ring “Lex Ancillary Justitiae.”  Roughly translated the inscription means that the law is subordinate to justice. I have often...
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The first step to staying safe: Recognizing that evil exists

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The first step to staying safe: Recognizing that evil exists

By Warren Lind In the last couple of months America has witnessed three high-profile murders of women who were exercising or playing sports alone: 1.  Mollie Tibbetts.  A knife-wielding illegal alien raped and then murdered this Iowa coed as she jogged alone. 2.  Cella Barquin Aramaean.  This Iowa coed and golf star, while playing on a golf course alone,...
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NICKEL: Gun Sanctuaries: A Powerful and Symbolic Message

NICKEL:  Gun Sanctuaries: A Powerful and Symbolic Message

Editor:  Guns Save Life welcomes a new member to our stable of contributing authors.  Please welcome Mr. Andrew Nickel, attorney at law.  He brings an outstanding, in-depth look at the Illinois Gun Sanctuary resolutions for his first piece.     By: Andrew Nickel There's a movement brewing in rural Illinois to protect law-abiding gun owners from the grasp of...
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Filthy Rich JB Pritzker loves gun control. African-Americans? Eh, not so much.

Filthy Rich JB Pritzker loves gun control.  African-Americans?  Eh, not so much.

Good old Sleazy JB.  He penned an op-ed in the Chicago Sun-Times recently in which he claims that gun bans, magazine bans and “full funding” of anti-gun groups will bring peace to Chicago’s violent streets.   For a filthy rich guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he's doing very well.  He has never worked a real...
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