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PLANNING AHEAD: Help Your Family Value Your Guns and Safely Sell Unwanted Firearms and Accessories

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March 11, 2021

Mark Twain once famously noted that the only certainties in life are death and taxes.  We’re all going to die someday, some of us a little sooner than others. Which is why it is important to prepare ahead of that eventuality by helping your loved ones identify and value your firearms collection. Like all...
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In Praise of the Revolver & the Lever-Action Rifle

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March 10, 2021

In the ‘Land of the Blind’ the one-eyed man is king!by Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL member Sometimes you...
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GUNNEWS: March 2021 Issue available to download

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March 9, 2021
GUNNEWS:  March 2021 Issue available to download

The March 2021 issue of GunNews is available to download! CLICK HERE.
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PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION: President of Federal, CCI, Speer and Remington Addresses Your Questions About Ammo Availability

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January 26, 2021

Jason Vanderbrink is back again.  He is the president of four major ammunition manufacturers.   His last video discussing how his companies are working to produce as much ammunition as possible has garnered nearly two million views. He has a new video where he answers some of the most common questions from gun owners across...
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5.56 NATO vs. .223 Rem: What’s the difference?

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January 19, 2021

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...
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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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