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BATF Publishes New Proposed Firearm Definitions. Now Open For Public Comment

By Mike Keleher Well the BATF document looking to re-define and ban new 80% firearm frame sales which was leaked two weeks ago, has been formally published- a few days early. Hmmm. Wonder if the leak had anything to do with that? In official Washington speak, BATF posted on their website atf.gov: “On May 7, 2021, the Attorney General...
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80% AR and Pistol frames flying off the shelf in front of Biden moves.

80% AR and Pistol frames flying off the shelf in front of Biden moves.

By Mike Keleher I have been watching all of the news about 80% frame kits this Spring. You know, plastic or aluminum frames that have to be drilled and finished at home – they are sold as being only 80% complete frames. They are generally being offered in two formats, Glock pistol based and AR lowers. They have been...
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Illinois County Judge Finds FOID Unconstitutional

Illinois County Judge Finds FOID Unconstitutional

By Mike Keleher On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, a county judge in White County reviewed a Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) violation case for the second time and made statements to the effect the Illinois FOID requirement was unconstitutional in the case of The People of the State of Illinois vs. Vivian K Brown. Details of the case, which started...
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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Right to Carry Case in 2022

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Right to Carry Case in 2022

This looks like a big one kids. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take a look at a concealed carry and rights to self defense outside the home case next year. Arguments to be heard in the fall and decisions expected in the spring of 2022. The Supremes rarely agree to review Second Amendment cases. They turned down...
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Biden and BATF making moves on 80% frames and “Ghost Guns”

Biden and BATF making moves on 80% frames and “Ghost Guns”

By Mike Keleher Here they come. Again. This week, TheReload.com obtained a leaked copy of the new 107 page BATF document listing new definitions and restrictions on the production of unfinished frame kits for pistols and AR rifles. BATF and DOJ were given the push by President Biden on April 8th to move out and make some new rules...
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Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

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Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

The 761st Gun Club in Chicago has organized a Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day on Friday, April 30th at 10a.m.   It will be held at the Richard J. Daley Center (50 W. Washington Street) in downtown Chicago. The weather forecast is about 50 degrees and mostly sunny, at least according to the geniuses at Facebook where the 761st...
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Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

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Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

Ignoring the questions of why a 13-year-old kid is hanging out on the streets with bad people and an illegal gun at 2am, Chicago Police released video from their investigation of the death of Adam Toledo.  A police officer shot the teen as he turned towards the officer initially with a gun in his hand.  Now, the family seeks...
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OFFICER DOWN: Winnebago County Sheriff’s Officer-Involved-Shooting Sees Deputy Hurt [VIDEO]

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The good folks at the Police Activity channel at YouTube are hitting some homeruns with their officer-involved shooting videos.  Just a day or two ago, they posted a video from Winnebago County.  The lessons we as regular people can learn from this video are many for those willing to discern them. Basically, the suspect is an immigrant from the...
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Gun Owner’s Guide to Personal and Home Defense

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by Allen Ball Self-defense is one of the most important factors in many gun owners’ decision to purchase and train with a firearm, and while it is a scenario that every shooter hopes they will never have to encounter, it is also true that home invasions, robberies, and other crimes are impossible to predict—which is why it is vitally...
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APRIL GSL MEETINGS UPDATE!

APRIL GSL MEETINGS UPDATE!

Guns Save Life hosts monthly meetings across Illinois.  They offer members and guests (everyone is welcome – even encouraged – to attend) an opportunity to share good food, fellowship and fun with other like-minded folks.  As always, the meetings are free and open to everyone. Two special notes:  The Peoria Meeting would ordinarily be the first Thursday (April 1st) ...
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King Sooper Mass Murderer Ahmad Al-Issa hated Trump, had ISIS sympathies; Live-Stream video provides lessons for all [Graphic video/images]

Today we learned the identity of the spree killer in Boulder, Colorado.  Police say they have arrested Ahmad Al Aliwi Al-Issa, 21 for multiple counts of murder.  Heavy.com reports he was born in Syria and came to the US as a child.  He also was a very faithful practitioner of Islam. Perhaps for the first time, thanks to a...
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Firearm INDUSTRY UPDATE!

(GSL) – At GSL, we hear a wide range of perspectives from gun industry insiders. Some have shared some of their observations in the past few weeks with our members at meetings and to GunNews. You already knew ammo was scarce, but you may not have known about the price hikes and how those who have ammo secured it....
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50-round Skill Sustainment Drill

50-round Skill Sustainment Drill

If you didn’t already realize it, if you don’t continue to shoot over time, you will slowly lose your shooting skills. With ammunition so expensive and hard to come by, making every shot count now has a whole new meaning. How do you maintain your skill sets without burning through a lot of ammunition? Simple: take your time and...
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PLANNING AHEAD: Help Your Family Value Your Guns and Safely Sell Unwanted Firearms and Accessories

Mark Twain once famously noted that the only certainties in life are death and taxes.  We’re all going to die someday, some of us a little sooner than others. Which is why it is important to prepare ahead of that eventuality by helping your loved ones identify and value your firearms collection. Like all of us, I know a...
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