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ALL HAT, NO CATTLE: Obama talks tough but prosecutions plummet

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July 24, 2014
ALL HAT, NO CATTLE:  Obama talks tough but prosecutions plummet

  The Washington Times today is headlining that federal gun prosecutions by the U.S. Justice Department have plummeted 25% since George Bush’s last year in office, 2008, despite no shortage of referrals from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives (and really big Fires).  Since 2004, prosecutions are down 42%. While some, including us, would say this is a...
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BERETTA II: Beretta dismissed move to Virginia because of Joe Manchin

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July 23, 2014
BERETTA II:  Beretta dismissed move to Virginia because of Joe Manchin

Consequences. That’s what people are feeling in their efforts to keep or land Beretta USA. First, Beretta announced their plans to leave Maryland because of that state’s newly enacted gun bans and restrictions. Now, a letter surfaces telling why the state of Virginia was dropped from deliberations for future expansion  – along with high-paying jobs and tax revenue that...
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AWESOME: North America’s largest flagpole: 400′ tall in Sheboygan, WI

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July 23, 2014
AWESOME:  North America’s largest flagpole:  400′ tall in Sheboygan, WI

Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan, WI has completed their “Tallest US Flag” project and held the dedication just last month. They now fly a four-story tall American flag 400 feet above the ground to celebrate freedom. Watch the video.  It’s six minutes of awesome.     It’s held in place by a base that’s 70′ wide and 10′ deep.  That’s...
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BLOOMBERG MOMMIES FAIL: Niles, IL approves gun store & indoor range

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July 23, 2014
BLOOMBERG MOMMIES FAIL:  Niles, IL approves gun store & indoor range

A couple of weeks ago, Mayor Bloomberg’s Mommies Demanding Action were unable to sway the Niles, IL Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals to stop the zoning approval for a new gun shop and indoor shooting range in that village. That meeting was an arduous four-hour event – thanks to endless public comment where the Moms chewed their...
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COSTLY: Berretta announces its departure from Maryland

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July 23, 2014
COSTLY:  Berretta announces its departure from Maryland

Beretta USA announced its plans to move its entire production line to the state of Tennessee in 2015, citing Maryland’s anti-gun political climate and the Old Line state’s recently passed gun ban legislation. From their press release: “While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we...
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TOLERANCE: Daily Kos author profiles gun owners as obese high school dropouts with a low IQ, who smoke and get pregnant as teenagers

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July 22, 2014
TOLERANCE:  Daily Kos author profiles gun owners as obese high school dropouts with a low IQ, who smoke and get pregnant as teenagers

Tickle a prog and you’ll find a bigot. Sometimes you don’t even have to tickle them to discover their prejudice. Bigotry against guns is like bigotry against races:  It’s a learned behavior. The Daily Kos is doing their best to promote bigotry against guns in Mr. Jim Anton’s hate-filled screed titled, “GUNS, GOONS, AND GEORGIA”. In it, he calls...
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AK-PATTERN RIFLES: Prices surge thanks to salesman Barack

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July 22, 2014
AK-PATTERN RIFLES:  Prices surge thanks to salesman Barack

The great gun salesman Barack Obama had gone off and done it again. Just when business was beginning to calm down at gun stores nationwide, Obama and his regime announced last week that through executive action, he was placing an import ban on the Kalashnikov Concern, makers of AK-pattern rifles and Saiga-brand firearms. Cue up Gomer Pyle’s voice:  “Surprise...
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BOONDOGGLE: IL AG seeks to remove CCW licensing appeals from courts

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July 22, 2014
BOONDOGGLE:  IL AG seeks to remove CCW licensing appeals from courts

Illinois’ Attorney General Lisa Madigan is frustrated by more than the fact she’s isn’t the nation’s best looking attorney general.  She’s also crabby about two hundred plus individual appeals of Illinois Concealed Carry License denials that have swamped local circuit courts and left her office stretched thin defending the denials. Illinois new Firearms Concealed Carry License Act law allows...
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A VICTIM: Victimized couple come to realize value of gun ownership

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July 21, 2014
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A VICTIM:  Victimized couple come to realize value of gun ownership

To gun owners, the proven benefits of gun ownership are as obvious as the fact that water is wet. To those who have been conditioned not to like guns, these benefits are dismissed reflexively. Gun bigotry is no different than racial bigotry – it’s a learned behavior.  No one is born a racist and no one is born to...
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CHICAGO: The “gun violence” buck stops with Rahm and his dysfunctional administration.

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July 18, 2014
CHICAGO:  The “gun violence” buck stops with Rahm and his dysfunctional administration.

Rahm Emanuel loves to blame “guns” as the cause of Chicago’s perpetual orgy of criminal violence. It’s a nice diversionary tactic from the true causes of violence in the Windy City.  John Lott doesn’t let rhetoric get in the way of facts and excoriates Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a piece released this week.  The fact is that police in...
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DISASTER PREP EXPO: Preparedness Expo coming to Clinton, IL on August 9th.

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July 23, 2014
DISASTER PREP EXPO:  Preparedness Expo coming to Clinton, IL on August 9th.

  On Saturday, August 9th, the DeWitt County Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting the 5th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo at their facility located six miles east of the Clinton, IL city limit on IL Route 10. Hours are from 9am – 5pm, with hourly presentations both inside the clubhouse and outdoors under canopies. Topics include: Blacksmithing Outdoor Cooking Personal...
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U.S. Concealed Carry Instructor Toolkit will make you a better instructor!

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July 17, 2014
U.S. Concealed Carry Instructor Toolkit will make you a better instructor!

USCCA Curriculum Approved by Illinois State Police For CCW Training   1.5 million.  That’s the number of people who held an Illinois Firearms Owner’s Identification card (FOID) by the end of 2013. According to the Illinois State Police, those numbers qualify as the highest in the 45-year history of the FOID card law, and don’t include the record backlog...
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DICK METCALF RESPONDS, PART I: Admiration for GSL, says reporter “artfully” miscast facts on Metcalf’s Aspen Ideas appearance

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July 17, 2014
DICK METCALF RESPONDS, PART I:  Admiration for GSL, says reporter “artfully” miscast facts on Metcalf’s Aspen Ideas appearance

When an Atlantic piece came out profiling the former gun writing guru Dick Metcalf, we reached out to PASA Park gun range to see if Mr. Metcalf was still the President there. None other than Dick Metcalf responded. “Yep . . . still Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board.  I also cut the grass . . .” he...
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RIP BILL HUBERT: GSL Guest Speaker: On Rescuing American POWs during Korean War

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July 10, 2014
RIP BILL HUBERT:  GSL Guest Speaker:  On Rescuing American POWs during Korean War

We originally ran this story back in 2012, from when a genuine American hero came and addressed our audience at one of our monthly Guns Save Life meetings in Rantoul. Mr. Hubert passed away in recent days.  Services will be held this Saturday. PHILO (News-Gazette) – Bill Hubert died Saturday (July 5, 2014) at home, surrounded by his loving...
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TARGET GOES NO GUNS: If Target can’t even keep your credit card data safe, why would you trust them to keep you and your family safe?

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July 2, 2014
TARGET GOES NO GUNS:  If Target can’t even keep your credit card data safe, why would you trust them to keep you and your family safe?

    Target today announced they’re implementing a risky “no guns” policy, as announced today by the company’s execs. The leadership team has been weighing a complex issue, and I want to be sure everyone understands our thoughts and ultimate decision. As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that...
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SHARPE: Remembering Louis Awerbuck

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June 25, 2014
SHARPE:  Remembering Louis Awerbuck

“Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both….and surpass the result.” - Tien T’ai On June 24, 2014, after a long battle with illness, Master Firearms Instructor Louis Awerbuck took his own life. I met Louis Awerbuck on August 26 of...
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GUNS SAVE LIFE: Stark contrasts between Chicago and Indy

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June 24, 2014
GUNS SAVE LIFE:  Stark contrasts between Chicago and Indy

Good guys with guns save lives and deter criminal activity.  We all know it to be true. It was out for all to see in Indianapolis a few weeks ago as 75,000 National Rifle Association members descended on that city for the NRA’s convention and annual meetings.  Many, if not most of those folks were legally armed.  Not surprisingly,...
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GIBLIN: Proper care of KYDEX

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June 23, 2014
GIBLIN:  Proper care of KYDEX

by Tim Giblin TrainIllinois As many of you know, I’ve taught a few hundred current concealed carry license holders. Many of them are wearing Kydex holsters. There are many reasons for this that don’t tend towards military or law enforcement purposes. For example: 1. Kydex can be readily made to accommodate any gun without a real mold set up,...
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HOME INVASION: Bolingbrook home invasion first-hand account…

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June 17, 2014
HOME INVASION:  Bolingbrook home invasion first-hand account…

Bolingbrook, IL had a home invasion over Memorial Day weekend. A reader brought us up to speed on what really happened. We’re going to pass it along, both to learn from and as an example that bad things happen to good people for no good reason. First up, the story from the media:   Bolingbrook, IL (Patch) – Two...
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