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Hi all, glad to have you stopping by the New Gunner Journal. What exactly is the New Gunner Journal? Its my written journey - and rantings - from non-gun owner to gun owner to gun owner who will conceal and carry when the legislation passes here in Illinois. Anyone who visits here from Second Amendment supporter to gun-control advocate, from long time gun owner to someone who is contemplating becoming one can peer into the thought process I'm going through concerning the personal responsibility I am taking on, about the classes, books, guns, ammo and mindset it takes to conceal carry in a responsible and accountable way. I encourage everyone to comment, ask questions or debate any and all parts that make up the Second Amendment and the Concealed Carry discussion that seems to be a constant in our lives.

Take care, Stay Safe and Carry Responsibly
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  1. Leaping The Grand Canyon For The Want Of A Rattlesnake


    The difference between researching guns and committing to owning and carrying a gun, for me, was like leaping across the bottomless gaping maw of the Grand Canyon. On the one side of the sheer drop are like-minded non-gun owners and the great masses of anti-gun Second Amendment haters (here and forever known in the New Gunner Journal as Treasonous Traitors).

    And as you sit with them and contemplate gun ownership, ruminate over their lethality, ponder the vagaries and the responsibilities ...
  2. Illinois State Police Dragging Their Feet on Concealed Carry Permits?


    Why must politician's methodically screw with us, your average, law abiding Joe Citizen?


    On January 8th, 2014 the Chicago Tribune reported the Illinois State Police had approved and cleared more than 13,000 concealed carry permits. In the article it states - "The Illinois State Police said Tuesday that it had completed the initial approval of more than 13,000 concealed carry applications, moving residents a step closer to being able to carry loaded firearms in public." ...
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