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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE STRUGGLE: FOID, CCW processing not only way behind, but riddled with errors

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Illinois law mandates that the Illinois State Police administer the Prairie State’s gun control schemes, including the much hated Firearms Owners ID cards as well as concealed carry licensing.  Even before the Chinese flu hit last year, the ISP struggled to keep up with FOID and CCW applications.  After the COVID lockdowns began, and especially after last summer’s widespread...
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Reminder: Pro-gun Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Coming to Effingham Thursday! Limited number of free tickets available.

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Reminder:  Pro-gun Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Coming to Effingham Thursday!  Limited number of free tickets available.

  MTG, the pro-gun counter to the vacuous AOC, will make an appearance in Effingham at the Performing Arts Center there on Thursday late afternoon/evening.  A limited number of free tickets are now available to the GSL family and their families.  If you would like one, contact John Boch (ideally by text) at 217 649-3702.  I’ll need the names...
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CHICAGO: Twice-convicted rapists attempts sex assault of a sunbather in Bucktown park, Maryland student knifed to death in the Loop on Saturday afternoon

CHICAGO:  Twice-convicted rapists attempts sex assault of a sunbather in Bucktown park, Maryland student knifed to death in the Loop on Saturday afternoon

File two under “should have been defensive shooting” file:  A woman sunbathing in a Bucktown neighborhood park in Chicago noticed a man standing next to her “with his hands near his genitals.”  She asked him if she could help him and he jumped on her and put his hand over her mouth.  Thanks to a couple of big, burly...
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HAPPY JUNETEENTH/FATHER’S DAY, CHICAGO STYLE: 9 Murdered, 49 Maimed

HAPPY JUNETEENTH/FATHER’S DAY, CHICAGO STYLE:  9 Murdered, 49 Maimed

This past weekend marked both the new federal holiday of Juneteenth as well as Father’s Day.  Chicago gang bangers showed their usual reverence for the wellbeing of their fellow man by murdering nine and maiming 49 additional souls. That includes a couple who was attacked on camera as they returned from a Puerto Rican People’s Day parade. HeyJackass as...
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THE WALL: Now that I live in Missouri, I know how the people that got over the Berlin Wall must have felt

FROM THE HIP:  RED STATE REPORTby Dominic VisioneYou probably know by now that my lovely bride and I left Illinois for Missouri.  We didn’t do this on a whim. We were born and raised in the Land of Lincoln, as are most of our family. We even bought burial plots there. But something went very wrong. Logic and common...
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ILLINOIS: Corner-cutting concealed carry instructors revoked, one faces felony charge… *hundreds* of CCW holders receive ‘revocation pending’ letters

Unlike the majority of states across the nation, Illinois has a very rigorous training requirement to carry a firearm in public.  To carry legally, of course.  The criminals in Chicago have always skipped any licensing and training, outside of ‘training’ they get from Hollywood and music videos.    In recent days, the Illinois State Police have revoked their instructor...
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EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Witness Slips Needed to Oppose HB562 “Foid Modernization” Bill. Hearing, vote scheduled for Wednesday

HB562 “FOID Modernization” has been posted to the House Judiciary – Criminal Committee hearing tomorrow at 11 AM.  We’re joining other gun rights organizations in calling for our members and supporters to file witness slips in opposition to the bill (CLICK HERE to do so for the FIRST AMENDMENT)  (AND CLICK HERE to do so for the SECOND AMENDMENT)....
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When the Zombies Came Back to Nebraska: Return of the All-Zombie Shoot

When the Zombies Came Back to Nebraska: Return of the All-Zombie Shoot

By Mike Keleher The undead returned to Grand Island NE this June, defeating both biological plague and COVID. Hornady (headquartered in Grand Island) has long been the yearly sponsor of the Zombies in the Heartland three gun match but had to take last year off due to COVID 19. Something about Zombies being unable to maintain 6 feet of...
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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE STRUGGLE: FOID, CCW processing not only way behind, but riddled with errors

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Illinois law mandates that the Illinois State Police administer the Prairie State’s gun control schemes, including the much hated Firearms Owners ID cards as well as concealed carry licensing.  Even before the Chinese flu hit last year, the ISP struggled to keep up with FOID and CCW applications.  After the COVID lockdowns began, and especially after last summer’s widespread...
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Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is Kingby Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL member Part 1 of 2:  Night visionShow me the man or woman who says that they are not afraid of walking alone in the dark of night and I will show you a fool, a liar, or someone with night vision equipment. Because in...
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COMING TO EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS: Marjorie Taylor Greene. Meet the pro-gun alternative to AOC & ‘the Squad’ in person

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) is coming to Illinois!  Yes, on Thursday, July 8th, she will headline an event at the Effingham Performing Arts Center.  Come meet the pro-gun alternative to AOC and ‘the Squad’.  It will be a fun evening. Congresswoman Greene has already made herself the lightning rod for criticism and venom from the gun-hating left in...
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Gun Owner’s Guide to Personal and Home Defense

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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