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NEW BLOGGER: Please Welcome Mike Keleher!

December 5, 2017


We have a new contributor to the Guns Save Life blog!  Mike Keleher joins us.  Here's a bit of an introduction.

Let me first say, I have been a big fan of Guns Save Life since seeing my first copy of the paper I picked up in a gas station in Central Illinois a few years ago. I have always been impressed with the content and pro-gun messages conveyed to the public. I have written write a fair number of articles for publication over the years and have been meaning to write and submit articles to your organization-but just haven't gotten there yet!

I was very interested to see ads in your latest newspaper stating you were looking for blogger and original article content and I would like to be considered for both aspects with your organization.

I will retire from the federal government on 30NOV17 following a 30+ year career as a United States Special Agent with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS-yes just like the TV shows.) I am looking for something to occupy some of my leisure time in retirement and thought this blogging spot might be a good fit for me and would be something I would enjoy writing.

I have been the NCIS Division Chief of all Death Investigations worldwide, and of  the Cold Case Homicide Unit, have personally worked hundreds of death cases, and I have been a federal firearms instructor for over 25 years with pistol, shotgun, rifle, carbine and submachine guns teaching federal agents, military members and civilians firearms and tactics. I worked for NCIS in Los Angeles, Chicago, Twentynine Palms CA, Camp Pendleton CA, Guantanamo Bay Cuba and Washington DC. As a federal agent I travelled all over America and some foreign countries pursuing violent crimes. I read, edit and write technical reports daily throughout my entire career, but enjoy creative writing as an outlet. I can be quite funny in print…but my wife remains skeptical at times!

Like you, I am a gun guy. I have written five books on concealed carry and pheasant hunting (available via Amazon, Lulu.com, Kindle, Nook and Barnes and Noble.) I have published somewhere over 30 articles on firearms, law enforcement topics and hunting (I lost track on the actual number years ago!) I am a state licensed Illinois Concealed Carry Instructor, I shoot 3 gun and pistol competition at the national level all across the U.S. each year, am a life long hunter and I am a licensed Attorney in the State of Illinois and I was a former Assistant State's Attorney in Rock Island County, IL prior to joining NCIS 30 years ago.

Following all of this info, you may surmise I have a few opinions on firearms, the Constitution, self-defense, active shooters and terrorism events etc.


6 Responses to NEW BLOGGER: Please Welcome Mike Keleher!

  1. Patrick Peterson on December 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Welcome, Mr. Keleher!  I will look forward to reading your blog content.

  2. Dan on December 5, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Welcome!  Your past experiences should serve you well in this volatile environment. Thank you for sharing your post retirement "leisure time" with GSL. 

  3. Steven Darimont on December 5, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Outstanding!  I know Mike personally and he is informative and witty enough to make the articles fun to read!!  Can't wait!!

  4. Robert on December 6, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Wejcome Mike.  I have retired a year ago but escaped to Texas.  I do have a question that might be of interst to others.  If the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017  passes into law, what will happen to California or New York residents if they get Florida CCWs?  Do they get their Rights back then?



    • Michael Keleher on December 10, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Haa! That's great!

      In New York state, their version of a concealed carry permit is not valid in NYC! They don't even respect their own licensed and trained citizens enough to let them cross the bridges into the Big Apple. The Republik of Kalifornia? Don't get me started!


  5. Ken on December 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    WOW!  What an honorable C.V.!!!


    Please, just promise me, you won't join the circle-jerk!!!!!!!!!!????????