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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing 2.0

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January 20, 2019
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...
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Armed Bounty Hunters Get The Wrong Guy in Virginia [VIDEO]

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January 20, 2019
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,...
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BOCH: Illinois – Where to from here?

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January 17, 2019
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...
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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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January 16, 2019
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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...
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OPEN CARRY: In a word, don’t.

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January 13, 2019
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...
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Teachers, Schools & Guns: Yes, we have armed teachers in Illinois

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January 12, 2019
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...
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Feinstein Announces HUGE Anti-“Assault Weapons Bill” in the U.S. Senate

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January 10, 2019
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...
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New Illinois Firearms Laws Take Effect January First 2019

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January 2, 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...
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Bump Stock Ban Enacted-Federal Law Suit Filed Same Day

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December 19, 2018
Bump Stock Ban Enacted-Federal Law Suit Filed Same Day

Photo Credit: Hinterlandoutfitters.com By Mike Keleher BATF& E rules banned the Bump Stock on December 18, 2018 and give owners until late March of 2019 to turn them in or destroy them. Also on 18 December, 2018, a lawsuit challenging the confiscatory ban was filed in Federal Court. A plaintiff and three gun groups...
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Christmas Cancellations…

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December 19, 2018
Christmas Cancellations…

Merry Christmas!  And Happy Hanakkuh as appropriate. Because of the Christmas season, we have some meeting cancellations. The Board of Directors meeting normally on the fourth Thursday has been cancelled by orders of President Ryan Sweeney. The Chicagoland December meeting, normally on the last Sunday of the month, is cancelled. And the Pontiac January...
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