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jboch

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.


ERNIE KIRK’S KNIFE / COUNTER-KNIFE AAR: Learning fundamentals that work for blades, fists and blunt force instruments

May 1, 2016
ERNIE KIRK’S KNIFE / COUNTER-KNIFE AAR:  Learning fundamentals that work for blades, fists and blunt force instruments

  by John Boch McLean, IL (GSL) – On Saturday, April 23rd, GSL Defense Training opened up an internal training date to the public to bone up on Knife/Counter-Knife skills under the instruction of Ernie Kirk from Pennsylvania.  Well over thirty people took part, learning from one of the best Krav Maga instructors in...
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SANGAMON COUNTY GSL MEETING: Moved to Monday, May 9th this month.

May 1, 2016
SANGAMON COUNTY GSL MEETING:  Moved to Monday, May 9th this month.

  REMINDER: The Sangamon County Guns Save Life for the month of May has been scheduled for Monday, May 9th at the Scheel’s Store in Springfield. Our SCGSL meeting is traditionally on the First Monday of each month, but this month we’ll be meeting on the second Monday. Checking out the awesome store…  Come...
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THE GREAT EQUALIZER: 80-year-old woman kills intruder after he stabs her husband

April 29, 2016
THE GREAT EQUALIZER:  80-year-old woman kills intruder after he stabs her husband

The good Lord made man and woman.  Sam Colt made them equal. Such was the case in Washington State when a 25-year-old scumbag broke into an elderly couple’s home and violently attacked them. She retrieved a handgun while her husband fought with the violent criminal, getting stabbed in the abdomen repeatedly. The 80-year-old woman...
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SHARPE: Catherine Genovese & Real-life Monsters

April 29, 2016
SHARPE:  Catherine Genovese & Real-life Monsters

“That was the thing to remember about all monsters, They love to frighten people, but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and run.” - Jeannette Walls by Frank Sharpe Fortress Defense Consultants On March 13, 1964, 28 year-old Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was attacked and murdered in her Kew Gardens, NY, neighborhood...
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JUST DESSERTS: 64 anti-gunners face defamation suit over bullying tactics in Northern Virginia

April 29, 2016
JUST DESSERTS:  64 anti-gunners face defamation suit over bullying tactics in Northern Virginia

The gun-hating liberals love to intimidate others, but when they receive pushback, they quickly get indignant.  The next thing you know, they are sending submissions to The Washington Post. Miguel at Gun Free Zone does a nice job fisking some of the idiocy written by Ryan Albert in a Post submission.  Albert typifies a...
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GO HOME, YOU HACK: Giffords comes to Chicago to impose gun control schemes on Illinois residents

April 28, 2016
GO HOME, YOU HACK:  Giffords comes to Chicago to impose gun control schemes on Illinois residents

Gabby Giffords, the former Congressman from Arizona who lost half her brain in an attempted assassination attempt by a fringe leftist kook, showed up in Chicago tonight to pimp more of her gun control schemes. CHICAGO (WLS) — Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords joined Illinois leaders Thursday to launch the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition...
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TRUMP HILLARY: Republican turnout setting records while Democrat participation collapses

April 28, 2016
TRUMP HILLARY:  Republican turnout setting records while Democrat participation collapses

Donald J. Trump and Ted Cruz have both helped generate incredible interest among everyday Americans in this year’s Republican race for President.  As we reported weeks ago (READING THE TEA LEAVES: Hillary’s in for rough sledding, as are all Democrats in November  and  ENTHUSIASM GAP GROWING: Say hello to “President Trump” while Democrats suffer...
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HUFFING PAINT AGAIN: The Left says self-defense is not legal. Wait til you see why…

April 28, 2016
HUFFING PAINT AGAIN:  The Left says self-defense is not legal.   Wait til you see why…

The far left wants to have “conversations” about all sorts of topics in an effort to “meet in the middle”…  which in the real world means giving up natural and civil rights for tyranny. Take this flake at the Huffington Post: Justin Curmi:  A blogger that seeks to engage people in thought and conversation...
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WAPO WORRIED: Sheriffs’ group calls for defiance on gun law enforcement

April 28, 2016
WAPO WORRIED:  Sheriffs’ group calls for defiance on gun law enforcement

  (Washington Post) – Local police chiefs and sheriffs typically swear to enforce the laws of their state. They all swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, both foreign and domestic (ahem). What’s more, the nation’s county sheriffs are not appointed by politicians.  They are...
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BUY THAT DOG A STEAK: German Shepherd guides firefighters to kids in housefire

April 27, 2016
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  Meet Maxx.  He helped firefighters rescue the 2- and 4-year-old children of his owners from a housefire. LONGWOOD, Fla. (WFLA/AP) — Authorities in central Florida say a German shepherd helped firefighters locate the two young children of his owners in heavy smoke as a blaze destroyed their home. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office...
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