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GSL’s new President Dale Lock: Please allow me to introduce myself…

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by Dale LockPlease allow me to introduce myself as your new president of Guns Save Life. My name is Dale Lock. I live in Petersburg. Raised on a farm in Fulton County, I cannot say that I “grew up” there as my wife of 45 years would assert that I never “grew up.” As early as I can remember...
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PERSONAL SAFETY: Fire Extinguisher Fundamentals

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  Peoria’s tech time presentation at a recent GSL meeting featured retired firefighter Al Devlin giving a short presentation on the proper and effective use of fire extinguishers. “Fire extinguishers?” you ask. Indeed. It proved a very educational presentation. Devlin talked about the four types of fire. Type A – wood, paper, and anything that leaves an ash. Type...
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LIBERATE ILLINOIS: GSL Venues held hostage by Gov. Pritzker. Now Decatur GSL meeting cancelled in addition to Pontiac and Peoria this week

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Venues across Illinois are being held hostage by Governor Pritzker’s lockdown edicts.  Constitutional rights to assemble?  Ol’ JB found a flu exemption to that right, along with plenty of others. We just received word this afternoon that Coz’s in Mt. Zion, the home of our Decatur regional GSL meeting, has been shut down by their local health department.  So...
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GSL December Meeting UPDATES (As of Tuesday, Dec 1)

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We have some meeting updates to share with the membership, friends and family.  It is current as of this writing and we’ll update if anything changes.  Read to the end.  You’ll be glad you did. As everyone knows, our governor and his administration have enacted all manner of lockdowns of the Illinois economy ostensibly to control the COVID flu. ...
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MAKE YOUR ALERT LIST: Formalize plans for a post-emergency support network

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by Kelvin Coburn, MBAGSL Sangamon County EmceeLife is precious and we all can take it for granted over time. However, all sorts of bad things can happen to any of us at any time. Fires, floods, tornados happen regularly, and so do car crashes, heart attacks and illnesses. Throw in the one-in-thirty chance of becoming the victim of violent...
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BIDEN “WINS.” What now?

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by John BochGSL Executive Director Joe Biden has been proclaimed the president-elect, per some in the mainstream media.  Take that for what it’s worth.  This leaves gun owners in a very precarious position. What happens now? In the past couple of days, I have talked with several trusted, key people.  People from government, the Trump campaign, the NRA-ILA, and...
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GSL Meetings in Rantoul and Charleston WILL TAKE PLACE

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Guns Save Life meetings in Rantoul and Charleston will take place next week, regardless of Governor JB Pritzker’s unconstitutional and arbitrary COVID restrictions. Rantoul:  Tuesday, November 10th We will meet at the Knights of Columbus (1001 N. Ohio in Rantoul) on Tuesday.  The building will open by 6pm.  The KC will not serve any food that night, so eat...
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GETTING HONEST, FINALLY: Polls show nothing but bad news for Biden, Inc.

GETTING HONEST, FINALLY:  Polls show nothing but bad news for Biden, Inc.

Trafalgar Group polling was very good in 2016.  In fact, they called it for Trump in the days ahead of that year’s election, bucking the common consensus of all the junk polling unit. Here’s their latest, as of Friday morning.  There is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel for old Joe and his pedo-loving...
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Preparing for the legal aftermath of using force self-defense

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Criminal defense attorney Brendan Bukalski from the Johnson Law Group’s Bloomington office served as our main speaker at the Pontiac GSL meeting in October. He shared a tremendous presentation on the important role good attorneys play to keep you out of prison following a righteous use of force in self-defense. Yes, trials following what would ordinarily constitute lawful self-defense...
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BEWARE: Lots of concealed carry instructors still cut corners… even classes sponsored by indoor ranges

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  You would think after Illinois passed a law that mandated jail time for concealed carry instructors who cut corners in their CCW classes that unethical instructors would straighten up or just stop teaching. You would be wrong. We still get reports of instructors chopping four, six or even eight hours off their 16-hour classes. “Oh, we’ll just skip...
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GSL December Meeting UPDATES (As of Tuesday, Dec 1)

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We have some meeting updates to share with the membership, friends and family.  It is current as of this writing and we’ll update if anything changes.  Read to the end.  You’ll be glad you did. As everyone knows, our governor and his administration have enacted all manner of lockdowns of the Illinois economy ostensibly to control the COVID flu. ...
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EMPOWERMENT: Watching everyday people gain self-confidence and empowerment

Plenty of Americans have experienced unease and fear with the riots, looting and civil disorder across America’s cities in recent weeks. Not only have good people stripped the shelves of guns and ammo, but more than a few have sought out training in how to use handguns for personal defense. Anxious people have filled classes, eager to learn how...
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ATTORNEY STEVE DAVIS: Deadly Force & Defense of Property

Attorney Steve Davis (pictured above) delivered a presentation on the use of deadly force at the Sangamon County GSL meeting at SCHEELS in Springfield. Mr. Davis began by repeating the four areas where good guy gun owners most often get themselves into criminal trouble with self-defense. The terrible four: Fleeing felons. You can’t shoot them in the back as...
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THIS NOVEMBER’S ELECTION: People who LOVE America vs. People who LOATHE America

Unless you’re a really low-information voter, you probably know there’s an election coming up in about three months. This November, our election boils down to a contest between people who love America and people who hate America. Clearly, if you like guns and value your right to self-defense, you should vote early…in jurisdictions that make that possible. Say what...
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