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Fistfuls of Dollars for Freedom: GSL visits Joliet’s Gun Buyback in 2001

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November 13, 2012
Fistfuls of Dollars for Freedom:  GSL visits Joliet’s Gun Buyback in 2001

  Guns Save Life’s trips to Chicago in recent years were far from our first rodeo at turning in clunkers for cash.  (The Truth About Guns article | Guns Save Life article) Our first experience was in Joliet in November 2001.  Here’s the story.   Trading old, non-shooting clunkers for perfectly good money at...
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Emergency evacuation planning

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November 12, 2012
Emergency evacuation planning

by Tom Shafer (GunNews) – Any well-rounded emergency plan should include emergency evacuation contingencies.  As the old saying goes, proper prior planning prevents poor performance. Obviously, your home is your castle and probably fairly well-stocked with supplies if you are preparedness-minded, but certain contingencies will require you to flee, fire and floods are two...
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Revisiting a classic editorial: “War on Terror” doomed to failure

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November 11, 2012
Revisiting a classic editorial:  “War on Terror” doomed to failure

We were looking through some old issues of GunNews when we found this editorial. It was written and published in November 2001. It’s as true today as it was back then.   Bad news, Mr. President: War on terror doomed to failure Written in Nov. 2001. by John Boch I like you, Mr. President. ...
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Product Review: Esbit Pocket Stove

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November 10, 2012
Product Review:  Esbit Pocket Stove

Product Review:  Esbit Pocket Stove by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – The Esbit Pocket Stove is a tiny and lightweight foldable stove for backpackers and others who want a small stove without packing a lot of weight.  About the size of a deck of cards, it weighs only a couple of ounces. The...
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“NO GUNS FOR BLACKS”: Chicago’s gun roster riddled with racist history

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November 8, 2012
“NO GUNS FOR BLACKS”:  Chicago’s gun roster riddled with racist history

Chicago (Guns Save Life) – As if the onerous fees and rigorous requirements set forth by the City of Chicago to exercise one’s civil right to own most types of firearms for personal defense aren’t enough, the Superintendent of Police has declared a long list of affordable firearms “unsafe” and prohibited them from being...
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Book Review: They Came for our Guns – They Came for our Freedom

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November 7, 2012
Book Review:  They Came for our Guns – They Came for our Freedom

  On the Bookshelf They Came for our Guns – They Came for our Freedom by William Lafferty Book Review by David Pike I recently finished a new book by author William Lafferty.  Lafferty is an established author who has completed a series of books revolving around hypothetical crimes.  This time he takes on...
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Product Review: Swab its Bore-tips

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November 5, 2012
Product Review: Swab its Bore-tips

by John Boch I hate cleaning guns. On most days, I’d rather visit the dentist than clean guns. Alas, both must be done from time to time. So it was at the NRA Annual Meetings that a rather friendly gentleman from Swab-its captured my attention with that company’s “Bore-tips” bore cleaning foam swabs.  Basically,...
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A WWII Hero: OB Streeper, Silver Star recipient

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November 4, 2012
A WWII Hero:  OB Streeper, Silver Star recipient

OB Streeper from Chenoa, IL address our Guns Save Life family at the October 2012 GSL Meeting in Rantoul.  If you missed this, you missed a fantastic presentation from a remarkable man. Video is at the bottom of this post. Enjoy… Main Speaker Owen B. “O.B.” Streeper Silver Star recipient from WW II OB...
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Book Review: Once Upon a Lifetime by Carl Greenwood

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November 1, 2012
Book Review: Once Upon a Lifetime by Carl Greenwood

Book Review Once Upon a Lifetime by Carl Greenwood by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – Retired Gunnery Sergeant Carl Greenwood was our featured speaker at February’s Guns Save Life general meeting and wowed the audience with a great story of his time in Korea during his participation in the Great First Marine Division...
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Quiet Emergency Power

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October 30, 2012
Quiet Emergency Power

(Guns Save Life) – Power outages are almost a way of life to those living in rural areas but even city dwellers face the occasional interruption in electrical utilities. While for some, the power going off is fun and exciting, for others it can be anywhere from an inconvenience to a potential threat to...
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