The monthly Guns Save Life meeting will be held in one week at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rantoul Illinois.

September 2012 Meeting
Tuesday, September 11th

Knights of Columbus Hall
1001 N. Ohio
Rantoul, IL 61866
N 40°19.447’   W 88°09.347’

Dinner, conversation, exhibits at 5:30 p.m.
Meeting at 7 p.m.

C’mon out and join us!
The public is encouraged to attend!
Good food and good friends.
It’s fun too!

Main Speaker

Michelle Ramlow

We are honored to welcome Michelle Ramlow, a US Navy officer, just retired.  She will relate her experiences on September 11, 2001 when she  was working at the Pentagon when it was struck by American Airlines Flight 77.


Tech Time Speaker

CMP Guns / John Naese

You can buy part of America’s firearm history in the form of an M1 Garand Rifle from our Civilian Marksmanship Program.

John Naese will walk you through the steps needed to get a $1000+ rifle for about $660 delivered directly to your doorstep.  There’s also ammunition and other firearms that can be purchased from CMP as supplies are available.  And with the fresh shipment of South Korean guns coming home to the USA in the coming weeks, this couldn’t be more timey!


The Gun

Remington 887 – NIB

12 gauge asocial shotgun.  This is one sweet social shotgun with all of the latest bells and whistles.  Super nice and extra slick.  New in box, courtesy of Ron’s Guns in Thomasboro, IL.  Yes, we give away a gun each month.


Special Guest Speaker

Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford

Dan Rutherford will be joining us at the September 11th meeting!  Come and say “hi” to our state’s Treasurer Dan Rutherford.  It’s not his first GSL meeting – not by a long shot.  He’s been for three or four meetings back when he was an IL State Senator, so this will be familiar and friendly territory for him.

Also, in the way of political types, Congressional candidate Rodney Davis will join us as well.  Rodney won’t have to worry about his “shadow” joining us.



Reminder, one week after the Guns Save Life meeting:

NEW! Guns Save Life NORTH meeting in Pontiac, September 18th!

Guns Save Life members in north central Illinois have set up an inaugural meeting set for Tuesday evening, September 18th in Pontiac.

John Gahm is organizing this northern GSL meeting, and looks to replicate the successful format enjoyed at the regular monthly GSL meetings in Rantoul, IL.

There will be conversation beginning around 6:00 as folks come in followed by the meeting business beginning at 7:00.

Guest speakers have been lined up.  The main speaker will be Frank Wright and John Boch on gun and ammo selection for personal defense.

Tech time will be a show and tell of some common personal defense firearms.

Yes, Virginia, we will be giving a gun away.  The first month’s drawing prize will be a gently used Smith and Wesson Model 65 revolver.

“I’m excited about this,” John Gahm said in talking with GSL president John Boch.  “I think there’s no shortage of interest and we’re within about an hour’s drive or less for folks from Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, Kankakee, Joliet and points in between.”

GunNews will devote space to reporting on the Pontiac GSL meetings in coming months on this page, along with news and announcements of interest for those in the north-central region of the state.

Mark your calendars and come on out.  It’ll be a good time!

Tuesday, Sept.18th
Conversation at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m.

Pontiac Elks Club
459 Elks Club Rd.
Pontiac, IL. 61764

For more information, call John Gahm at 815-848-1252 or