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http://www.gunssavelife.com/?page_id=68 CCRA/GSL member for 15 years and VP for almost as long. Lead instructor for GSL Defense Training with nearly 15-years experience as a handgun instructor and more recently rifle instructor as well, teaching hundreds of people (kids and adults like) basic firearm safety and handling skills. Editor emeritus of GunNews. Grew up in Hillsboro, IL. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Alumni. Works as an office manager during the day, publication editor at night and firearms instructor on the weekends. Firearm training junkie. Graduate of shooting schools taught by nationally-known instructors Massad Ayoob (Lethal Force Institute, 299/300 qualification score), John Farnam (Defense Training International), Pat Rogers (EAG Tactical), “Sully” Sullivan (Defensive Edge), John Krupa (Spartan Tactical Training Group, class top individual combined skills shooter), Frank Sharp (Fortress Defense), Steve Tarani and classes from numerous other regional and local instructors on firearms and defense topics as diverse as exhibition shooting (shooting trap with a rifle among other fun stuff), defensive knife, speed skills and first aid. United States Rifle Association Certified Instructor, Appleseed Intructor (in training), NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home instructor. Teaches primarily with GSL Defense Training, but does 100% volunteer work for USRA, RWVA and the longest-running NRA Youth Shooting Camp in the USA, recently promoted to running the pistol line there. Married to guns and firearms training, and enjoys photography, flashlights, amateur radio as hobbies. Shares the home with three furry ferrets and a delightful woman who could do better than John. Terribly unlucky, John has tragically lost most of his guns and ammo in a series of boating accidents.


BERETTA II: Beretta dismissed move to Virginia because of Joe Manchin

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...
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AWESOME: North America’s largest flagpole: 400′ tall in Sheboygan, WI

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

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...
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BLOOMBERG MOMMIES FAIL: Niles, IL approves gun store & indoor range

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...
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COSTLY: Berretta announces its departure from Maryland

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...
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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

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...
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AK-PATTERN RIFLES: Prices surge thanks to salesman Barack

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...
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BOONDOGGLE: IL AG seeks to remove CCW licensing appeals from courts

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...
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A VICTIM: Victimized couple come to realize value of gun ownership

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

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...
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