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JOIN US AT MEWE: GSL Dumping Facebook on January 20th.

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January 11, 2021

(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...
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ATTENTION COLLECTORS:Two big IL gun sales featuring historical firearms Jan. 1 & 2

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December 22, 2020

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

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December 17, 2020
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...
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ANALYSIS: Election results not good for gun rights

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December 17, 2020

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...
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What’s the right age to teach kids Gun Safety?

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December 16, 2020

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...
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Preparing for the legal aftermath of using force self-defense

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December 4, 2020

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...
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BEWARE: Lots of concealed carry instructors still cut corners… even classes sponsored by indoor ranges

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December 1, 2020

  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...
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GSL December Meeting UPDATES (As of Tuesday, Dec 1)

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November 28, 2020

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...
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EMPOWERMENT: Watching everyday people gain self-confidence and empowerment

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August 26, 2020

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...
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ATTORNEY STEVE DAVIS: Deadly Force & Defense of Property

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August 18, 2020

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...
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