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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.


GUESS THOSE CAMERAS DON’T DETER CRIMINALS AFTER ALL: St. Louis beats out Detroit as America’s most violent city

February 8, 2016
GUESS THOSE CAMERAS DON’T DETER CRIMINALS AFTER ALL:  St. Louis beats out Detroit as America’s most violent city

  Recall a few months ago that the St. Louis Chief of Police urged card-carrying good guys to leave their guns at home because St. Louis had a cutting-edge video surveillance system with 400 cameras to keep residents and visitors safe. Yeah, we laughed out loud too at the inept police chief peddling the...
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BOCH/HORTBERG: Protect Your Family!

February 7, 2016
BOCH/HORTBERG:  Protect Your Family!

by John Boch and Tim Hortberg Americans are deeply concerned for the safety and security of their families.  Between the civil unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, and now the high-profile Islamic terror attacks in Paris and California, Americans today are more fearful for their personal safety and security than any time since 9/11. Guns...
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TRAY TRAY: Trayvon would have turned 21 today… “If he hadn’t taken a man’s head and beaten it on the pavement before being shot”

February 5, 2016
TRAY TRAY:  Trayvon would have turned 21 today…  “If he hadn’t taken a man’s head and beaten it on the pavement before being shot”

Ben Shapiro reminded me that today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 21st Birthday. “If he hadn’t taken a man’s head and beaten it on the pavement before being shot” dead right there.   Trayvon Martin would have turned 21 today if he hadn’t taken a man’s head and beaten it on the pavement before...
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MARYLAND 2A CASE ANALYSIS: Dear AG, please appeal to SCOTUS!

February 5, 2016
MARYLAND 2A CASE ANALYSIS:  Dear AG, please appeal to SCOTUS!

  Big #2A Win – 4th Circuit Applies Strict Scrutiny to Maryland Gun Control Law (Legal Insurrection) – In 2013, Maryland enacted its Firearms Safety Act (FSA). With its passage, effectively banning its residents from owning any of the large majority of semi-automatic rifles owned by American citizens (exceptions were made for retired law...
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HOME INVASION CREW: Six dead in Chicagoland home invasion

February 5, 2016
HOME INVASION CREW:  Six dead in Chicagoland home invasion

Murder City, USA lives up to its name. Six members of the Martinez family were found dead in a gruesome crime scene earlier this week.  All but one perished from stabbings and blunt force injuries while one was shot. This incident has all the tell-tale signs of a gang-related home invasion, perhaps MS-13 or...
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GSL CHICAGO: New Meeting Venue! DA’s Deli & Dining in Orland Park

February 5, 2016
GSL CHICAGO:  New Meeting Venue!  DA’s Deli & Dining in Orland Park

GSL Chicagoland has moved! Effective our February 28, 2016 meeting, we’ll be at: DA’s Deli and Dining 7260 West 159th Street Orland Park, Illinois 60462 Food is back!  Bring your appetite.  We’re encouraging attendees to eat.  The food is outstanding per Alfreda Keller, our GSL Chicagoland Coordinator.  Options range from sandwiches to dinner to...
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PUMPKIN HEAD: Burglar has a very bad evening

February 5, 2016
PUMPKIN HEAD:  Burglar has a very bad evening

This is what happens when you try to pull a gun on someone who knows how to fight. Kevin Gonzales, 28, thought he would break into someone’s garage and steal their stuff.  When the homeowner confronted him, Big G pulled a heater out and the fight was on for the gun.  One round was...
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BREAKING! HUGE WIN! Maryland scary gun semi-auto ban struck down entirely!

February 4, 2016
BREAKING!   HUGE WIN!  Maryland scary gun semi-auto ban struck down entirely!

Just released. In the case of Kolbe v. O’Malley, the US Fourth Circuit of Appeals overturned a district court decision upholding the Maryland “Firearm Safety Act” which banned scary semi-auto rifles and full capacity magazines. That law is now null and void and this creates a split between the Fourth Circuit and the Seventh...
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BEARING ALL REVIEWS: DeSantis Gunhide Neoprene Ankle Double Mag Pouch

February 4, 2016
BEARING ALL REVIEWS:  DeSantis Gunhide Neoprene Ankle Double Mag Pouch

  Product Review DeSantis Gunhide Neoprene Ankle Double Mag Pouch by “Bear” St. Pierre If you remember from last month’s installment of BEARing All, I am on the search for an ankle rig that I can call a winner. I’m still looking for the perfect ankle rig for my pistol, but I do believe...
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HE’S A REAL MAN: Violence seems to follow Chicago anti-violence community activist Andrew Holmes’ family

February 4, 2016
HE’S A REAL MAN:  Violence seems to follow Chicago anti-violence community activist Andrew Holmes’ family

Meet Andrew Holmes, the man on the right wearing the “I’m a man.  I don’t need a gun” t-shirt.  He’s comforting a woman whose child was killed by a stray bullet fired in black-on-black violence in Chicago. Who is Andrew Holmes? He’s a “community activist” in Chicago, employed as a “crisis responder” thanks to...
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