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

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January 27, 2020
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....
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LEARN ‘EM, LOVE ‘EM, LIVE ‘EM: Four Basic Firearm Safety Rules

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January 16, 2020
LEARN ‘EM, LOVE ‘EM, LIVE ‘EM:  Four Basic Firearm Safety Rules

by Richard Douglas Uncle Ben put it best: “With great power, comes great responsibility.” A firearm gives you a great deal of power and thus, responsibility. This means, as soon as you place a finger on any firearm, it’s your duty to treat that power responsibly. The question is: How do you become a...
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VISIONE: Keeping the Lead Out

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January 1, 2020
VISIONE:  Keeping the Lead Out

by Dominic “Nick” VisioneAs winter’s winds and temperatures take their hold in the Midwest, most Cowboy shooters’ minds turn to one thing (ok, maybe more than one thing). Reloading. Not that you can’t feed cowboy guns with commercially produced loads, it’s just that that will get crazy expensive really quickly. Since many shooters have...
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Illinois FOID card law spared emergency void in Guns Save Life court challenge

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December 31, 2019
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...
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Like guns? Avoid marijuana

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December 31, 2019
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...
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THE GREAT REVEAL: Big R Springfield opens a (very nice) gun store within a farm store…

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September 30, 2019
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...
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A GREAT LITTLE LIGHT: Klarus XT1A Tactical Flashlight

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September 26, 2019

Over at TTAG, they tasked me with doing the Everyday Carry posts a few months ago, and seeing what people carry affords me a chance to learn from others. Two lights grabbed my attention, but one has quickly become a favorite – the Klarus XT1A. In short, not only does it not suck, but...
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AWESOME: Taurus G2c With a Keep Tinkering Trigger Upgrade… The best $200 pistol out there!

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September 24, 2019
AWESOME:  Taurus G2c With a Keep Tinkering Trigger Upgrade…  The best $200 pistol out there!

Taurus USA has no love for me, and I no love for them. However, their uber-affordable G2c pistol is a very good value for a handgun, especially with a price of under $200 if you shop around. What’s more, with a $30 trigger upgrade from Keep Tinkering, the G2c becomes a terrific performer for...
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ATTENTION ILLINOIS GUN DEALERS: ISP to enforce Handgun Registry law

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August 21, 2019
ATTENTION ILLINOIS GUN DEALERS: ISP to enforce Handgun Registry law

by John BochIn a recent meeting with some Illinois federally licensed gun dealers (now state-licensed as well), the Illinois State Police announced they would begin enforcing the “Section 24-4. Register of sales by dealer” under the Illinois Deadly Weapons statute. This section of the 720 ILCS 5/24-4 requires gun dealers to record the date...
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CHICAGO GUN BUYBACK: Guns Save Life Nets $2420 For NRA Youth Shooting Programs

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July 15, 2019

Guns Save Life members netted our second biggest haul ever as we once again turned in broken-down, often rust-laden junk for perfectly good cash at a July 13th Chicago gun “buyback.” GSL will use the proceeds from this event to fund organized youth shooting programs, including sending young people to the nation’s longest-running NRA...
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