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CHICAGO CLOWN SHOW MADNESS: GSL Executive Director’s Update

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CHICAGO CLOWN SHOW MADNESS:  GSL Executive Director’s Update

by John BochGSL Executive Director Oh, the joys of the stomach virus going around.  It’s put a lot of normal stuff on hold and had the washing machine going round-the-clock. The Illinois General Assembly updateThe General Assembly returns for the fall veto session as this issue goes to press. The gun control folks are pimping a bill to ban...
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Watching the Rittenhouse Trial Unfold

Watching the Rittenhouse Trial Unfold

photo credit: KCRA.com I have tuned in to an awful lot of Court TV this week watching the Kyle Rittenhouse trial kicking off up in Kenosha Wisconsin. I am keenly interested in this trial, and as it turns out it is getting nationwide daily headlines. This is one of two homicide and self-defense trials Court TV is covering this...
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GOODER AND HARDER: Chicago blows right through 700 homicides well before November 1st.

The incompetence among the political leadership of Chicago shines brightly as America’s formerly second-largest city blew right past 700 homicides for the year two weekends ago (or was it last weekend?) with 3895 addition persons maimed to date.  Meanwhile, the wizards of smart in city government have sent home and placed hundreds, if not thousands of police officers on...
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Baldwin Shootings Looking More and More Like Manslaughter Under New Mexico Law

Baldwin Shootings Looking More and More Like Manslaughter Under New Mexico Law

Famed self-defense attorney Andrew Branca has written a piece over at Legal Insurrection that analyzes the Alec Baldwin movie-set killing of his Director of Photography and maiming of his Director on the very low-budget Rust film.  What’s more, Branca has found legal precedence in the Land of Enchantment that negligently shooting someone is indeed involuntary manslaughter.  In short, for...
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GOOD RIDDANCE: Adam Kinzinger announces his ‘retirement’ in face of certain election drubbing

Bless his heart.  Really.  Bless his little heart.  Poor never-Trump neo-conservative Adam Kinzinger announced he’s “retiring” from Congress today.  Would someone please pass the tissues?   Kinzinger, the guy who campaigned as a pro-gun sorta guy who then stabbed gun owners in the back with support for one anti-gun proposal after another. From the Quisling’s very own Congressional Webpage: OTTAWA,...
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LATEST NEWS & INFO: Guns Save Life November issue of GunNews, Schedule of upcoming grassroots meeting dates & locations. JOIN US!

  If you’re a first-time visitor to GunsSaveLife.com, welcome!  We’re posting this current issue of GunNews (November 2021) for our friends, co-workers, neighbors and other like-minded folks to enjoy and share with their friends.   Download this issue, read it and share it with your friends.  If you enjoy it, please subscribe by joining Guns Save Life here.  Our great...
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Exec Dir Report: Unlike the Biden administration, the Russians aren’t stupid

Exec Dir Report:  Unlike the Biden administration, the Russians aren’t stupid

  by John BochGSL Executive Director(Originally published in mid-September 2021)You’ve probably read by now that our pissant potentate President Joe Biden banned the importation of Russian-made ammo, firearms and the like. Allegedly Slow Joe took this action to penalize the Russians, but in reality, we all know Biden acted to strip America’s good guy gun owners of the 800M...
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GUNS SAVE LIFE WINS! Cook County Gun & Ammo Tax Unanimously Ruled Unconstitutional by Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down Cook County’s gun and ammo tax as unconstitutional in a decision released Thursday, October 21st. In Guns Save Life v. Ali, the state’s high court ruled the tax on an unpopular fundamental right improperly violates the Illinois Constitution’s uniformity clause. The Cook County Board implemented $25 per gun tax on firearm purchases...
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ILLINOIS PASSED THE ‘ENERGY BILL’ THIS SUMMER: You need a backup source of electricity

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Modern utilities in America, outside of California at least, provide mostly reliable electricity to consumers. However, things can happen. And when they do, you need a backup plan. Cables fail, trees fall and transformers do go bad. Ice storms and tornadoes also happen, along with politicians. Yes, politicians. On peak usage days, with the phase-out of coal-fired power plants...
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She single-handedly stopped a school massacre, but it hasn’t been ‘happily ever after’ for Angie McQueen

For the September GSL meeting in Charleston, we welcomed local hero Angela McQueen as our main speaker.   Back in 2017, she thwarted a massacre at the Mattoon High School by wresting a .40 S&W pistol from a deranged student. She initially shunned the spotlight, but word of her heroic response to a bad situation quickly spread through town and...
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THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS: The movie that influences revolutionaries and street gangs.

In regione caecorum rex est luscusIn the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is Kingby Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL member What if I were to tell you that a black and white movie, with a budget of only $800,000 made in 1966, was so profound that it significantly influenced revolutionaries throughout the world like “Che” Guevara, Fidel Castro,...
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GUNS SAVE LIFE WINS! Cook County Gun & Ammo Tax Unanimously Ruled Unconstitutional by Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down Cook County’s gun and ammo tax as unconstitutional in a decision released Thursday, October 21st. In Guns Save Life v. Ali, the state’s high court ruled the tax on an unpopular fundamental right improperly violates the Illinois Constitution’s uniformity clause. The Cook County Board implemented $25 per gun tax on firearm purchases...
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Gun Review: Ruger LCP MAX… two thumbs up!

by John BochGun makers keep setting the bar higher and higher for new product development. After all, everyone wants a small and light carry gun, with a good trigger, good sights and decent capacity. And if it shoots well and comfortably on top of that, that’s just a bonus, right? Sound familiar? I wrote most of the above about...
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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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