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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.


PRODUCT REVIEW: USCCA Instructor Toolkit

January 31, 2015
PRODUCT REVIEW:  USCCA Instructor Toolkit

  by John Boch I’ve been an instructor for sixteen years now and I still remember the very first class I taught in Springfield, IL along with John Naese and a third brand-new instructor.  It was exciting, but not so much in a good way. A lot has changed in that time and I’ve...
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GOOD NEWS! FDIC abandoning “Operation Choke Point” for gun shops

January 30, 2015
GOOD NEWS!  FDIC abandoning “Operation Choke Point” for gun shops

The National Shooting Sports Foundation released some great news.  Not only did the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation acknowledge wrongdoing with regards to discouraging banks from doing business with gun shops, but that the FDIC was going to cease the arbitrary and unconstitutional actions against law-abiding merchants. Operation Choke Point was supposed to be use...
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CARRY YOUR GUN: Crime happens everywhere. Even the pet store.

January 30, 2015
CARRY YOUR GUN:  Crime happens everywhere.  Even the pet store.

  Rich Miller over at Capitol Fax was disturbed enough by a pair of armed robberies at pet stores in Springfield, IL to post about it at his heavily trafficked blog.  He wrote that he and his dog visit those locations regularly and he was rattled. The first incident was last Friday when a...
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BIG BROTHER: Automated license plate reader shenanigans make the news

January 30, 2015
BIG BROTHER:  Automated license plate reader shenanigans make the news

More and more reports are coming out about certain law enforcement agencies’ misuse of automated license plate readers. These reports have hit the mainstream media, including stories about these unlawful practices in the Wall Street Journal (articles hidden behind pay-walls so we won’t link to them and drive traffic their way). The readers are...
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CHLORINE, GENE POOL: Gangsta Rap video gun handling claims another

January 30, 2015
CHLORINE, GENE POOL:  Gangsta Rap video gun handling claims another

The gangsta, hip hop culture celebrates pretty much everything the Ten Commandments forbids.  Along with the unlawful use of both guns and violence.  But I repeat myself. Take, for instance, Waka Flocka Flame, real name Juaquin James Malphurs from Atlanta – and his 2010 “tune” “Bustin’ At Em“.  No, we’re not going to embed...
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GUNNEWS IS UP!

January 30, 2015
GUNNEWS IS UP!

  The February 2015 issue of GunNews is available for download. If you want to get your copy in the mail a week or two before we post it online, you can join Guns Save Life!  Members enjoy a host of benefits, including receiving a printed copy in the mail each month, priority assistance...
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FREEDOM: “No Muslims” range, five months later

January 29, 2015
FREEDOM:  “No Muslims” range, five months later

Freedom is a wonderful thing. Including the freedom to be a bigot. Such is the case with a Hot Springs, Arkansas range that bans Muslims. While only a handful of fringe lunatic Americans love radical Muslims and their jihad against the West, characterizing all Muslims as potential Sudden Jihadi Syndrome terrorists is just as...
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MOHR: Life isn’t fair. Get over it. Better yet, overcome it.

January 29, 2015
MOHR:  Life isn’t fair.  Get over it.  Better yet, overcome it.

FERGUSON & UNEQUAL TREATMENT: Life isn’t fair. Get over it. Better yet, overcome it. By Marsha Mohr Tonight I heard Michael Brown’s mother say that cop left the house that morning looking for someone to kill. My first reaction was “lady you’re nuts.” But then I thought for a moment, and maybe that’s what...
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SHEEPDOGS IN CHURCH: Grossman seminar on security in churches

January 29, 2015
SHEEPDOGS IN CHURCH:  Grossman seminar on security in churches

  Lt. Col. Dave Grossman will be presenting a one-day seminar in Mt. Vernon on May 16, 2015. The topic will be security in churches, but the material will be applicable in all areas of life, not just churches. For more information or to register, visit this link. Take some extra money to buy...
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FACT: Paper doesn’t stop a lunatic with a hatchet

January 29, 2015
FACT:  Paper doesn’t stop a lunatic with a hatchet

  Meet Cristian Loga-Negru. He *really* didn’t like his estranged wife, who sought and received an order of protection following a long string of incidents involving Loga-Negru. Instead of investing in a gun, she went with an order of protection.  Unfortunately for her, that piece of paper did little to stop her lunatic husband...
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