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IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING: What to do, what to say

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September 10, 2012
IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING:  What to do, what to say

by John Boch (GunNews) – It’s Friday night and your legs are wobbly and you’re shaking like a leaf.  You’re holding your handgun after opening fire on a violent predatory criminal you reasonably believed was about to inflict great bodily harm upon you. The smell of cordite still hangs in the air from the...
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Fanny pack carry is legal. Period.

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September 10, 2012
Fanny pack carry is legal.  Period.

While some politicians posture in public to the contrary, “fanny pack carry” is legal in Illinois. Here is Illinois law explained, directly from “Transport Your Firearm Legally”: HOW CAN I LEGALLY TRANSPORT A FIREARM ON MY PERSON OR IN MY SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE (SUV), PICKUP TRUCK, VAN, STATION WAGON, OR EVEN A MOTORCYCLE? Three...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Poor man’s power supply – Harbor Freight 800W genset

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September 9, 2012
PRODUCT REVIEW:  Poor man’s power supply – Harbor Freight 800W genset

(GunNews) – Here’s a little genset that will provide portable power for anyone who’s considering a generator but doesn’t want to invest a lot of money. Harbor Freight has an inexpensive 800ish watt generator for $99.  With their 20% off coupon that’s usually in every issue of the NRA family of magazines (or Google...
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Sightmark “Sure Shot” Reflex Sight REVIEW

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September 8, 2012
Sightmark “Sure Shot”  Reflex Sight REVIEW

PRODUCT REVIEW Reprinted from the Dec 2011 issue of GunNews. by John Boch (GunsSaveLife.com) – When you turn forty, the eyes just don’t work like they did when you were a teenager.  Thankfully, technology in the form of reflex rifle sights have done wonders to help retain speed and accuracy for those of us...
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We’re flattered GLOCK USA reads GunNews…

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September 8, 2012
We’re flattered GLOCK USA reads GunNews…

(GunNews) – We hear from time to time how influential folks and gun aficionados in far away places read and enjoy our own GunNews each month.  We’re flattered to discover that the folks at Glock USA in Smyrna, GA read our humble little publication. We discovered this when they notified us that they weren’t...
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Tom Shafer: GET OUT ALIVE!

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September 7, 2012
Tom Shafer:  GET OUT ALIVE!

Sangamon County Rifle Association Guest Speaker Tom Shafer Tom Shafer addressed the audience at our Independence Day meeting and talked about mindset and tactics to survive a critical incident. Shafer noted that most of the general survival books mention basic stuff like how to build a fire, but it seems most of them gloss...
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IDNR has been misappropriating Pittman-Robertson monies for years

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September 7, 2012
IDNR has been misappropriating Pittman-Robertson monies for years

(This article was originally published in the December 2010 issue of GunNews by remains as true and accurate today as it was then as nothing has changed with regard to Illinois government misappropriating Pittman-Robertson monies.)   by Lee Williams Springfield, IL (Illinois Policy Institute) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is misappropriating millions...
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Despite training, public awareness, and five-figure wrongful arrest settlements, some still don’t know the law on transporting guns in Illinois

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September 6, 2012
Despite training, public awareness, and five-figure wrongful arrest settlements, some still don’t know the law on transporting guns in Illinois

Springfield, IL (Guns Save Life) – A new member of Guns Save Life in Springfield, a retired career military officer, has begun fanny pack carrying and was seeking some clarification on how to transport his firearms legally in Illinois. Following advice in a recent issue of GunNews, he found the “Transport Your Firearm Legally”...
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Tech Time: The Charles Lancaster

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September 5, 2012
Tech Time:  The Charles Lancaster

Tech Time Presentation by Phil Davis Reprinted from the Feb 2012 issue of GunNews. Phil, as usual, brought something rare and unusual to the meeting for members to see, a “ball and shot gun” by the Charles Lancaster company. It featured “invisible rifling” which was octagonal rifling that was for all intents and purposes...
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Champaign gun buyback: All 104 guns collected

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September 4, 2012
Champaign gun buyback:  All 104 guns collected

by John Boch (GunNews) – Urbana’s Stone Creek Church organized a gun buyback in Champaign on August 4th in an effort to get guns out of the hands of criminals. The event had been considered since shortly after the first of the year and the effort was bolstered by a tragic fatal shooting of...
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