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Book Signings, Interviews, etc.

Coming Soon revised book – “The Gilmore Gun - “Life after Execution”

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

Gordon Whitmer Swan

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

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. So we are again 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 - 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.

MGV - Eyves was my friendly and knowledgeable guide at this nice facility.

V.I. P. Lounge

Guns and Ammo garage - The staff here was very friendly and helpful, as you can see, and they even bought me lunch.

The Gun Store - 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.

The Gilmore Gun – The Firearm that Brought Back the Death Penalty

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. 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 -

Television interview with Dennis Stilson – click here -

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

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. “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

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.

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