Book Signings, Interviews, etc.
Gordon Swan, the man whom Gary Gilmore Burglarized stealing the murder weapon used in two slayings, has passed on.
July 18, 2014 12:00 am
1929 ~ 2014
The Candy Man
St. George, Utah – Gordon Whitmer Swan, age 85, was born January 9, 1929. He returned to his Heavenly Father on July 15, 2014.
Gordon was born in Los Angeles, CA to George Whitmer and Leona Ramsey Swan. He attended schools in Los Angeles. He spent a good part of his life in the grocery business starting at a young age and, later owned Swans Market where he enjoyed the public and friends.
He met the love of his life, Barbara Ann Naylor and they traveled to the St. George LDS Temple to be united for all eternity.
They were blessed with five children. Patricia Ann Swan of Spanish Fork, UT and St. George, UT, Judy (Barry) Bishop, West Mountain, UT, Steve (Shireen) Swan of Spanish Fork, UT, Gail (Paul) Kaletta of Tooele, UT, and Larry (Patty) Swan of Las Vegas, NV. Their family has grown to 41 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren.
Gordon was an active LDS member who has held multiple callings and loved to serve. Gordon and Barbara have served a mission at the St. George LDS Temple.
Gordon has a passion for painting. He produced paintings for over 75 years. He has painted over 50,000 pictures and murals. He loved sharing his talent with others and letting all learn from him. Gordon quoted Painting is the best therapy and outlet for relaxation, I am the happiest guy ever, especially when I’m painting. He now is painting the glorious Heavens, preparing a pathway for Barbara.
“I will miss the conversations and company of my dear friend Gordon, until we meet again.” Dennis Stilson
Coming Soon revised book – “The Gilmore Gun – “Life after Execution”
ATTENTION - IN RESPONSE to your inquiries of the production and release of the documentary movie, it has been delayed. Sorry but a large amount of video was lost due to a corrupted hard drive. Also the producer has ceased this and any further projects due to personal issues. Open to offers.
May 2013 – While promoting the book in Las Vegas I visited some indoor shooting ranges. They were all friendly and accommodating facilities and are listed in no particular order. Thanks to all for the experience and hospitality. Click on the links below to see what they offer and what appeals to you.
The Range – http://www.therange702.com/
Jessi, the lovely lady below, was very friendly and helpful. You may have seen her on Sons of Guns and other gun related tv shows.
Eyves was my friendly and knowledgeable guide at this nice facility.
V.I. P. Lounge
Guns and Ammo garage - http://gunsandammogarage.com/
The staff here was very friendly and helpful, as you can see, and they even bought me lunch.
The Gun Store - http://thegunstorelasvegas.com/
While at the Gun Store I met with Tony Dee you may recognize him from the television show Pawn Stars where he has advised regularly as a firearm expert. Tony is also a well respected gun smith.
Published on Friday, April 12, 2013
Rod Arquette hosts Gunstock at Thanksgiving Point. March 16, 2013 Rod Arquette and Dennis Stilson at Gunstock. Listen to Rod weekdays at 105.7 4-7pm for the right point of view.
Utah Guns and Gun Rights Across America joined forces to present GUNSTOCK, a Second Amendment Celebration and Salute to our Sheriffs featuring Madison Rising and a special Sons of Utah presentation to our Utah Sheriffs. And introducing our keynote speaker: US Rep. Chris Stewart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkGYGGtoDOgWhat is the value of the Gilmore Gun?
Book Signing by Dennis Stilson – Sep. 7,8,9 2012 at The Outdoorsman Expo in the TRAC center Pasco, Washington. See – http://www.outdoorsmanexpo.com/index.php
Television interview with Dennis Stilson – click here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhteefSORc&feature=youtu.be
Jay Leno and Dennis Stilson. Jay Leno an experienced comedian and host gave a very impressive show. “I was amazed at his flawless performance, thanks Jay, I hope you enjoy my book.” Dennis Stilson
Speaking of historical guns see The Five Guns that changed History at the following link. http://www.mandatory.com/2012/05/13/5-guns-that-changed-history/#photo=4
May 22, 2012 – Warren Newman – Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum and Dennis Stilson holding a very rare firearm. A custom built Winchester model 94 rifle designed for Ronald Reagan with gold inlays depicting achievements of his life. www.bbhc.org “This was a very special visit for me, thanks very much Warren.” – Dennis Stilson
If ever in Cody, Wy. this is a must see stop. Thank you,
Hans & Eva Kurth, Owners www.codydugupgunmuseum.com
May 21, 2012 – Jackson, Wy. Dennis did a live radio talk show with interviewer Steve Ware KZJH, after the interview was a booksigning at Cutty’s with the lovely manager Dawn. This is a fun place to visit if in Jackson, Wy.
Dennis Miller & Dennis Stilson. While promoting in Nevada we enjoyed Dennis Miller doing comedy only the way he can. “I enjoy and admire Dennis Millers’ vocabulary.” Dennis Stilson.They shot the photo before I could smile and no one sent us a memo on our attire. “Thanks, Dennis Miller I hope you enjoy my book.”
Dennis Stilson will be the guest speaker on The Paul Drockton Show part of the Rense radio network. 3pm MST April 4, 2012. Listen to Paul at http://www.moneyteachers.org/Radio.htm
Book Signing & exhibit at The Las Vegas Gun Show Sports Center 121 East Sunset Rd. Las Vegas,Nevada Dec. 17th & 18th 2011
This was a fun show, we filmed video for a documentary and talked with veteran Claude Hall the owner of the OKC and the Las Vegas gun shows for 34 years.
Glen Parshall from The Real Deal Show on the history channel commented on the Gilmore Gun
Wyatt M. Earp the grandson of the famous Wyatt Earp told entertaining stories of his grandfather.
Book Signing – Sat. Oct. 8th 2011 at The Hedderick’s Store 122 Main St. – Williston, North Dakota 11am – 5pm
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GunDudesEpisode 70 11-21-09. Today we interviewed Dennis Stilson, the author of the Gilmore Gun
Our guest was Dennis Stilson, author of the book “The Gilmore Gun.” He chatted about the case of Gary Gilmore, murderer and the first person executed after the end of the death penalty ban. We also learned about the gun used in the murder, which Dennis turned down a $500,000 offer for. Later, he told us about the challenges and experience of independently publishing a book.
5pm EST – Live Fire with Larry Pratt from Gun owners of America – Dennis Stilson – The Gilmore Gun and I (a murder and the restoration of capital punishment.
Dennis Stilson July 19th Guest speaker on “Turn
the Page” Spanish Fork, Ut. Channel 17 cable
Dennis Silson July 12th Guest speaker on Talk
Radio KSVC and Book Signing at Quality Inn 540 S. Main Richfield, Ut. 5-7pm
Saturday May 8th, 2010 – 9am – noon at
Monarch Honda 398 W. 800 N. Orem, Ut. “The Gilmore Gun Exhibit” and book signing by
author Dennis R. Stilson featuring the new book “The Gilmore Gun – Echo of Murder” with
proceeds going to the 2nd annual “Bike to Build” ride for the
“Habitat for Humanity of Utah County” For more info see www.habitatuc.org
Shot Show Jan. 19-22, 2010 Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada Celebrity Appearances North American Arm Booth Dennis R. Stilson will be discussing and signing his new book. “The Gilmore Gun – Echo of Murder” Jan. 19 & 20 1-3pm
Book Signing Dec. 22nd 11am – 8pm
Eborn Books Towne Centre Mall
Provo, Ut. 84601
Book Signing 12-21-09 12pm- 6pm
Eborn Books – Valley Fair Mall
3601 Constitution Boulevard Suite B120
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Book signing Dec. 19th 11am-5pm at Eborn Books
Towne Centre Mall
Provo, Ut. 84601
Dennis R. Stilson guest speaker on “Live Fire” hosted by Larry Pratt executive director of GOA – Gun Owners of America
“Spot Light” cable tv programming Channel 17
Spanish Fork, Ut.
“The Sports Show” AM Talk radio SLC, Ut.
“Becoming the worlds most famous firearm”