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FBI Crime Stats Released- Not too Surprising. Violent Crime up. Knife Homicides Far Exceed Rifle Deaths and Pumpkin Spice is Everywhere.

FBI Crime Stats Released- Not too Surprising. Violent Crime up. Knife Homicides Far Exceed Rifle Deaths and Pumpkin Spice is Everywhere.

Well the FBI released the 2020 Crime Report – it is the compilation of 2019 into 2020 numbers, so it is not really the current numbers, just what they gathered from last year. We all watched crime develop last year on TV. People were out of control, police were painted as criminals, riots were rampant and mayors kept their...
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NORMAL, IL GUN BATTLE ON VIDEO: Bodycam video of gun battle from August 30, 2021

NORMAL, IL GUN BATTLE ON VIDEO:  Bodycam video of gun battle from August 30, 2021

Home carry can save lives.   On Monday, August 30th, a dementia-addled senior citizen went off the deep end in a mobile community on the very north side of Normal, Illinois.  Yes, the same Normal that is home to Illinois State University. Ron Reiner, 66, apparently started his rampage by killing his wife.  He then walked around the neighborhood shooting...
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Remembering September 11, 2001

Do you remember September 11th? While you and I do, plenty today do not.  Those college age and younger don’t have any recollection.  Even those in their mid- to late-twenties may have few if any memories of the day or its significance. I certainly remember it. It was on the Second Tuesday of September, 2001.  We had our monthly...
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A BASTION OF IRON: How to survive this onslaught against tyranny

  In regione caecorum rex est luscusIn the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is King by Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL memberMany great military strategists throughout history were forced to fight from a position of disadvantage: the other guy was more powerful; sometimes the strategist had more than one adversary. Such was the case with Mao Zedong (aka...
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: US Army SSGT issues terroristic threats against American citizens on TikTok

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:  US Army SSGT issues terroristic threats against American citizens on TikTok

One of Joe Biden’s “woke” US Army soldiers recently hopped onto the Tik Tok social media platform, while wearing her Army uniform, to issue some terroristic threats to her fellow Americans. Staff Sergeant Cindy Rena Bronson from El Paso, TX explained that if she’s deployed within America, her weapon will be pointed at you. Furthermore, in her own words,...
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How do you know when civil unrest has become full-on civil war?

How do you know when civil unrest has become full-on civil war?

How do you know if or when a second Civil War has arrived? Here’s a spectrum of events to watch for as our existing cold civil war turns hot. Eventually, as the violence comes closer and closer to home, even the clueless will figure out CW2 has begun, at least regionally. But don’t expect the mainstream media giants to...
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Gear Review: Crimson Trace Lasersaddle LS-250G… Two thumbs up (along with a big grin)

I thoroughly enjoy my Mossberg Shockwave, but shooting it “from the hip” is fraught with danger when it comes to using it for personal defense. Initially, I mounted a Crimson Trace laser ahead of the foregrip to solve the problem.  And on that first range trip, while using Aguila “shorty” shells, it worked great. Upon my follow up trip,...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED. Other venues are a “GO!”

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED.   Other venues are a “GO!”

Initially, we moved our “first Monday” monthly GSL meeting at SCHEELS to 4pm as the store closes at 6pm in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.   As we’ve moved closer to the meeting date – and with what’s happening with the latest COVID and other factors – SCHEELS has asked us to cancel September’s meeting. With that in mind,...
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Remembering September 11, 2001

Do you remember September 11th? While you and I do, plenty today do not.  Those college age and younger don’t have any recollection.  Even those in their mid- to late-twenties may have few if any memories of the day or its significance. I certainly remember it. It was on the Second Tuesday of September, 2001.  We had our monthly...
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GETTING RANGE TIME in the era of ammo shortages

By John NaeseIn the back of your mind, you knew the day was coming. It was just a matter of the next horrible crime committed by a gun (of course, not by a criminal!), or the next time the perennial gun ban bill came close to passing. You knew the ammo would dry up and prices would go through...
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Dear Concealed Carry Training Students…

Twenty-one states with permitless carry prove on a daily basis that a lack of state-mandated firearms training and licensing to carry guns outside the home does not result in blood running in the streets. In a perfect world, all fifty states would recognize the 2nd Amendment as the only carry license needed. Alas we live in Illinois. Most of...
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Guns Save Life defends *everyone’s* right to self-defense

Guns Save Life defends *everyone’s* right to self-defense

by Dale LockGSL PresidentIf I see someone drowning in the Sangamon River, I don’t ask about preferred pronouns. I don’t care what color they are, who they voted for or who they worship. Instead, I would help them. It’s the righteous, noble and Christian thing to do. In America today, many blacks and other big city folks are drowning...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED. Other venues are a “GO!”

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED.   Other venues are a “GO!”

Initially, we moved our “first Monday” monthly GSL meeting at SCHEELS to 4pm as the store closes at 6pm in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.   As we’ve moved closer to the meeting date – and with what’s happening with the latest COVID and other factors – SCHEELS has asked us to cancel September’s meeting. With that in mind,...
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GOT SHOVEL? Strategies to avoid loss of your guns

“I lost them in a boating accident,” remains a common refrain of gun owners unwilling to answer questions about where their guns went. I’ve had a couple boating accidents myself – and I have the photos to prove it. With the new day in American politics and the hard left drunk with power, gun control is undoubtedly just around...
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