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Chicago (home of Illinois’ strictest gun control) isn’t safe: Over 75% of homicides unsolved, year to date

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August 21, 2012
Chicago (home of Illinois’ strictest gun control) isn’t safe:  Over 75% of homicides unsolved, year to date

Chicago (Guns Save Life) – Homicides in Chicago have spiked dramatically this year, up 27% over 2011 as of August 16, 2012.  The shocking truth, though, is that over three-quarters of homicides in Chicago have gone unsolved, according to sources inside the Chicago Police Department. According to Second City Cop, only 80 of 336...
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Get your Burma on!

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August 20, 2012
Get your Burma on!

by John Naese, GSL Sign Committee chair At the September meeting, you’ll have the chance to create some new Burma-type slogans for Guns Save Life’s famous roadside signs. Start thinking now.  We want these to be clean, have some rhyme, and be something that a family with kids traveling down the Interstate can read...
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Pheasants Forever Young Guns come to Foosland Sportsman’s Club

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August 19, 2012
Pheasants Forever Young Guns come to Foosland Sportsman’s Club

PHOTO GALLERY Foosland, IL (Guns Save Life) – The Ford County Pheasants Forever Young Guns group brought their very successful youth trap, rifle and splatter-board shoot to the Foosland Sportsman’s Club on Sunday, August 5th. Between sixty and seventy kids participated at the event which saw shooting for about four hours.  There was absolutely...
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Pastors behaving badly

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August 14, 2012
Pastors behaving badly

by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – I spoke with Pastor Gary Grogan of Urbana’s Stonecreek Church, formerly known as the Urbana Assembly of God church some weeks ago after the formal announcement of their gun buyback program. He claimed he was a member of the NRA and seeks more gun safety education to...
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Guns Save Life’s APPLESEED event.

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August 12, 2012
Guns Save Life’s APPLESEED event.

PHOTO GALLERY Bloomington, IL (Guns Save Life) – Guns Save Life once again sponsored the longest-running Appleseed shoot in Illinois at Darnall’s GunWorks and Ranges June 9-10, 2012. It was a very family-friendly event and over thirty shooters participated. Two new Appleseed instructors were welcomed into the RWVA and two new Applecore support staff...
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The mainstream media is not your friend

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August 10, 2012
The mainstream media is not your friend

President’s Report May 2012 by John Boch Firearm instructors often emphasize to their students that investigating police officers are not their friends when it comes to exercising gun ownership rights or in the aftermath of a self-defense incident. Perhaps we should spend more time teaching our students that mainstream media is also not their...
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FOID is a mess

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August 10, 2012
FOID is a mess

OAG Report found poor management at ISP’s FOID unit, as 85% of calls to FOID office abandoned / not answered. As few as 40% of approvals within the legally mandated 30-days. 29% of denials took longer than the legally mandated 30-days. Three employees accounted for $239,000 in overtime No current administrative rules and policies....
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