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ILLINOIS PASSED THE ‘ENERGY BILL’ THIS SUMMER: You need a backup source of electricity

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November 8, 2021

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...
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She single-handedly stopped a school massacre, but it hasn’t been ‘happily ever after’ for Angie McQueen

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October 28, 2021

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...
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THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS: The movie that influences revolutionaries and street gangs.

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October 26, 2021

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...
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GUNS SAVE LIFE WINS! Cook County Gun & Ammo Tax Unanimously Ruled Unconstitutional by Illinois Supreme Court

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October 25, 2021

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...
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Gun Review: Ruger LCP MAX… two thumbs up!

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October 25, 2021

by John BochGun makers keep setting the bar higher and higher for new product development. After all, everyone wants a small and light carry gun, with a good trigger, good sights and decent capacity. And if it shoots well and comfortably on top of that, that’s just a bonus, right? Sound familiar? I wrote...
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Remembering September 11, 2001

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September 10, 2021

Do you remember September 11th? While you and I do, plenty today do not.  Those college age and younger don’t have any recollection.  Even those in their mid- to late-twenties may have few if any memories of the day or its significance. I certainly remember it. It was on the Second Tuesday of September,...
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GETTING RANGE TIME in the era of ammo shortages

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September 6, 2021

By John NaeseIn the back of your mind, you knew the day was coming. It was just a matter of the next horrible crime committed by a gun (of course, not by a criminal!), or the next time the perennial gun ban bill came close to passing. You knew the ammo would dry up...
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Dear Concealed Carry Training Students…

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September 1, 2021

Twenty-one states with permitless carry prove on a daily basis that a lack of state-mandated firearms training and licensing to carry guns outside the home does not result in blood running in the streets. In a perfect world, all fifty states would recognize the 2nd Amendment as the only carry license needed. Alas we...
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Guns Save Life defends *everyone’s* right to self-defense

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August 26, 2021
Guns Save Life defends *everyone’s* right to self-defense

by Dale LockGSL PresidentIf I see someone drowning in the Sangamon River, I don’t ask about preferred pronouns. I don’t care what color they are, who they voted for or who they worship. Instead, I would help them. It’s the righteous, noble and Christian thing to do. In America today, many blacks and other...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED. Other venues are a “GO!”

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August 25, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTICE:  September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED.   Other venues are a “GO!”

Initially, we moved our “first Monday” monthly GSL meeting at SCHEELS to 4pm as the store closes at 6pm in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.   As we’ve moved closer to the meeting date – and with what’s happening with the latest COVID and other factors – SCHEELS has asked us to cancel September’s...
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