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Opening Day at the Online-only “SHOT Show On Demand”

Opening Day at the Online-only “SHOT Show On Demand”

By Mike Keleher OK, so it’s 2021 and all that 2020 weirdness and onerous COVID stuff is still here- yes just about a year ago we were told we had to restrict ourselves for two or three weeks to “flatten the curve.” I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty flat by now. The world’s largest firearms trade show,...
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WARNING: ‘Armed’ Capital rallies are more than likely a False Flag Op by the Deep State to facilitate more gun control

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The FBI reportedly believes there is a “huge uprising” being planned for January 16 to 20 across all 50 of America’s state capitals.  Publicity materials have made the rounds on social media touting everyone to turn out Sunday, January 17 at noon at your state capitol building in an “armed march,” but those materials are raising questions of their...
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JOIN US AT MEWE: GSL Dumping Facebook on January 20th.

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(GSL) – Acting like tyrants, America’s big tech companies deplatformed all manner of opposing viewpoints from their services in January. They deleted a number of accounts, including those of President Trump, AR15.com, Second City Cop and plenty of others. Their censorship of Americans’ free speech rights is, in our view, unacceptable. Does anyone thing these oligarchs who run these...
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PERVY PRIEST CAUGHT? Gun control crusader Father Pfleger removed from St. Sabina’s church over child sex abuse allegations

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What would you do if a Catholic Priest molested your child?  Child sex abuse allegations have caused the Chicago Archdiocese to remove Father Michael “Snuffy” Pfleger from his parish at Chicago’s St. Sabina’s church.  Why does GSL care about some potentially pervy priest in America’s largest open-air shooting range known as Chicago? Because the not-so-saintly priest has waged his...
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GSL Decatur Meeting Wed. Eve Cancelled; Peoria on for Thursday evening

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GSL Decatur Meeting Wed. Eve Cancelled; Peoria on for Thursday evening

We regret that both our primary and secondary locations for the Decatur GSL meeting have both fallen unavailable. Coz’s Pizza is very optimistic that they will be open for our February meeting – assuming Joe Biden doesn’t pull some national lockdown bravo sierra upon taking office. In better news, our Peoria GSL meeting is set to take place Thursday...
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USPS FAIL: GunNews haven’t arrived for anyone… yet…

GunNews haven’t arrived.   For anyone. We are well aware of the problem.  Once again, we have not found anyone who got their GunNews in December by USPS.   You would think Joe Biden is already President or something. Every time we check whether a members’ name and address are correct and on the print list, we have not found errors...
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NSSF Reports ATF Drops Stabilizing Brace Objective Factors After Only 1 Week of Public Comment

NSSF Reports ATF Drops Stabilizing Brace Objective Factors After Only 1 Week of Public Comment

  By Mike Keleher The National Shooting Sports Foundation sent out an email late today December 23, 2020 announcing the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has rescinded its Notice of “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces” that was published just last week in the federal register! Yes just a week ago, ATF published a whole...
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ATTENTION COLLECTORS:Two big IL gun sales featuring historical firearms Jan. 1 & 2

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Central Illinois will see two big gun sales in coming days. The sales will include the private collections of two prolific gun collectors, including a GSL member. Springfield Armory Pre 98 1896 Krag .30-40 Krag at Bauer’s. MATTOON: Bauer Auction 1000-gun auctionOn Friday, January 1st starting at 9am, Bauer Auction in Mattoon will host one of their quarterly auctions...
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5.56 NATO vs. .223 Rem: What’s the difference?

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Maybe you just got a new rifle or want to sight in your latest scope.   If you’re grabbing ammo for your .223 or 5.56 rifle or “pistol,” assuming you can find any on the shelf anywhere, you might want to take a closer look, especially if you prefer greater accuracy and safety. Hardly discernible to an untrained eye, most...
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JOIN US AT MEWE: GSL Dumping Facebook on January 20th.

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(GSL) – Acting like tyrants, America’s big tech companies deplatformed all manner of opposing viewpoints from their services in January. They deleted a number of accounts, including those of President Trump, AR15.com, Second City Cop and plenty of others. Their censorship of Americans’ free speech rights is, in our view, unacceptable. Does anyone thing these oligarchs who run these...
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ATTENTION COLLECTORS:Two big IL gun sales featuring historical firearms Jan. 1 & 2

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Central Illinois will see two big gun sales in coming days. The sales will include the private collections of two prolific gun collectors, including a GSL member. Springfield Armory Pre 98 1896 Krag .30-40 Krag at Bauer’s. MATTOON: Bauer Auction 1000-gun auctionOn Friday, January 1st starting at 9am, Bauer Auction in Mattoon will host one of their quarterly auctions...
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HELD HOSTAGE NO MORE: GSL Peoria meetings will take place in January! UPDATED!

HELD HOSTAGE NO MORE:  GSL Peoria meetings will take place in January! UPDATED!

Given the arbitrary and constantly changing orders, escalating threats and moving goalposts of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID response, we have had to cancel some GSL meetings. Sometimes on short notice. For that, we apologize. Now, given new restrictions, we are seeking short-term alternative meeting locations to replace regular venues unable to host us for fear of losing their...
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ANALYSIS: Election results not good for gun rights

At the Champaign County GSL meeting in November, GSL Executive Director John Boch presented a grim analysis of where gun owners both in Illinois and nationally stand following the preliminary election results. This is a condensed version without a lot of the nuances discussed in person. Last month, we saw the poll that revealed three-quarters of Americans believe a...
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What’s the right age to teach kids Gun Safety?

Here’s an inconvenient truth: firearm safety education saves lives. However, some people fear guns and don’t want anything to do with teaching their kids gun safety. At the same time, other parents agonize over when to start teaching firearm safety in their home. What’s the right time to start teaching your kids to respect firearms? Yes, prudent parents teach...
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