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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Calif Gun Ban of Semi-Auto Rifles for Young Adults

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Calif Gun Ban of Semi-Auto Rifles for Young Adults

The Law: California, well known for legislating “We will protect you for your own good-and you ought to thank us” has had a law banning sale of semi-automatic rifles to young citizens aged 18-20 years old. Most other states allow these young adults access to long guns at those younger ages (the same age they would be issued rifles...
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CHURCH SECURITY ALERT: Nationwide protests expected at some churches this Sunday, Mother’s Day

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CHURCH SECURITY ALERT:  Nationwide protests expected at some churches this Sunday, Mother’s Day

With the “leak” of the supposed draft of the SCOTUS decision that would strike down Roe v. Wade, the radical left in America are calling for “mostly peaceful” protests this Sunday – Mother’s Day – at churches across America. From FoxNews: Pro-abortion activists are targeting Catholic churches for protests on Mother’s Day, with some citing the Roman Catholic faith...
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Lauren Boebert dazzles at Illinois Gun Rights Rally

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While most gun owners don’t take a great deal of interest in politics, plenty of politicians take more than a passing interest in them. So with just a few days’ notice, nearly two hundred people showed up at a gun rights political rally held in Quincy, Illinois on Saturday. There they heard Colorado’s rock star pro-gun activist Congresswoman Lauren...
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MEET LAUREN BOEBERT: Lauren Boebert joins Mary Miller in a Second Amendment Rally in Quincy on Saturday, April 30th!

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MEET LAUREN BOEBERT:  Lauren Boebert joins Mary Miller in a Second Amendment Rally in Quincy on Saturday, April 30th!

Lauren Boebert, the firebrand pro-gun business owner famous for her Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado defeated a five-term Republican Congressman in the 2020 primary election. Prior to that, Boebert and the restaurant gained fame for the waitresses there packing heat, openly. Later, Boebert won the general election, becoming Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. Boebert has served with distinction as a rock...
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Dems Desperate to Generate Anti-Crime Headlines Take on “Ghost Guns” this week.

Dems Desperate to Generate Anti-Crime Headlines Take on “Ghost Guns” this week.

Photo credit: fharbor.com(At least his finger is out of the trigger guard…) I have watched the national and state news this week trying to make some sense of all the new “almost laws” and threatened consequences for non-serialized homemade guns, and after considerable review I remain fairly boggled to see all of this come down in one week. “Ghost...
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SUICIDE BY COP: ISP takes down *EVIL* double-murder suspect [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

SUICIDE BY COP:  ISP takes down *EVIL* double-murder suspect [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

Some people are just nuts.  Others, with a heaping helping of evil and hate, drift from nuts to homicidal.   In this case, Adam Cobb, the man seen in this above bodycam still, went off the deep end and attacked his girlfriend who wanted to break up with him.  He shot and killed Jamie Joiner, along with her sister Jessica...
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IGOLD 2022: Not our biggest year

The Illinois State Rifle Association hosted the annual Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day event on Wednesday, April 6th.  Turnout was thin, but full of determination and dedication to the cause.  In short, we’re tired of Illinois political leadership turning violent criminals out of jails and prisons to re-offend, then blaming guns and gun owners for their criminal acts. I...
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Illinois Ghost Gun Ban, Passed in dead of night, appears to also ban the SIG P320 & P365, along with unserialized AR- uppers

Illinois Ghost Gun Ban, Passed in dead of night, appears to also ban the SIG P320 & P365, along with unserialized AR- uppers

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill in the middle of the night last night that bans dreaded “ghost guns.” But the bill’s wording would do much more than outlaw home built firearms. Perhaps of even greater concern to Illinois residents and visitors to the Land o’ Lincoln is that the bill’s language could also ban current...
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LESSONS TO BE LEARNED: A tale of two Central Illinois home invasions

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At a recent Guns Save Life meeting in Pontiac, a retired Illinois State Trooper talked about a couple of home invasion cases with very different outcomes right here in the Land of Lincoln. He shared publicly-available information, offering important lessons gun owners can take from the facts of the cases. First, he talked about a shots-fired home invasion in...
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The Importance Of Having A Way To Make Clean, Potable Water In An Emergency

Guest post. We all know how important it is to have clean, potable water in an emergency. But what are you going to do if your city’s infrastructure is damaged and there’s no way for the tap water to reach you? The solution may be as close as your kitchen sink. One way to ensure that you always have...
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ILLINOIS PASSED THE ‘ENERGY BILL’ THIS SUMMER: You need a backup source of electricity

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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