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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.


WAKING UP: Americans believe our nation headed in the wrong direction

October 22, 2014
WAKING UP:  Americans believe our nation headed in the wrong direction

We’re noticing a trend.  And so are other Americans. Two-thirds of Americans recognize our nation is headed in the wrong direction both domestically and in foreign policy. It’s not that all of that last third are all dumber than average.   Some of those last third are just a little slower to see what’s going...
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CANADA: Organized attack on Canadian Parliament today following islamic terror attack yesterday

October 22, 2014
CANADA:  Organized attack on Canadian Parliament today following islamic terror attack yesterday

Two men attacked an honor guard at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, and then proceeded to run into the parliament building, opening fire.  The soldier was given CPR and later whisked away by paramedics. One of the two Parliament attackers were shot down by the Sergeant at Arms leaving one running loose...
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GUESS WHO’S PACKIN’ HEAT: Missouri State Senator Jammy Nasheed arrested with CCW

October 21, 2014
GUESS WHO’S PACKIN’ HEAT:  Missouri State Senator Jammy Nasheed arrested with CCW

Guess who’s packing heat? Missouri’s Democrat State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, the far left political hack that’s predicting (inciting?) black mob violence in Ferguson if Officer Darren Wilson isn’t indicted for shooting Michael Brown deader than a doorstop, that’s who.  Brown, of course, was the black male who had just committed a strong-arm robbery of...
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FAIL: Trio of Chicago thugs bring Chicago-style violence to Indy; one gets shot dead

October 21, 2014
FAIL:  Trio of Chicago thugs bring Chicago-style violence to Indy; one gets shot dead

    Indianapolis Police put an abrupt end to stupid plan by three stupid Chicago hoodlums to rob a store to help pay for their stupid trip to Tennessee. It all unfolded Saturday night when Walter Fells III, 23, Terrell Lucas, 22 and Jalil Hannah, 21 schemed to commit an armed robbery with Airsoft...
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Gateway Pundit reports on UI campus attacks; 45 similar assaults since first of October

October 20, 2014
Gateway Pundit reports on UI campus attacks; 45 similar assaults since first of October

If you needed another reason to get your Illinois concealed carry license and carry your gun – even in areas you perceive as safe, we bring you shocking news from the University of Illinois campus area. The violence on the campus of Illinois’ flagship university is far worse than we imagined when we reported...
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STREISAND EFFECT: NY Ammo maker unhappy with our report on their donation to Cuomo

October 17, 2014
STREISAND EFFECT:  NY Ammo maker unhappy with our report on their donation to Cuomo

  by John Boch I got a call yesterday from New York state.   It was from a man who identified himself as Andy Wright, asking if I was a point of contact for (stumbling) Guns Saves Lives.  Finally, he got it out:  Guns Save Life dot com. “Yeah.  What can I do for...
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KARMA: Phoenix bank robbers meet armed citizen, suffer perforations

October 16, 2014
KARMA:  Phoenix bank robbers meet armed citizen, suffer perforations

  Phoenix, AZ:  Of all places to pull an armed robbery of a bank. Two future research scientists destined to cure cancer and heart disease ran into trouble when they went to make a withdrawal of a trash can full of cash from a credit union in Phoenix using guns.  They parked like jackwagons...
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HAPPY ENDING, ALMOST: PA legislator trades shots with juvenile armed robbers

October 15, 2014
HAPPY ENDING, ALMOST:  PA legislator trades shots with juvenile armed robbers

Jamani, Jyair, Derek and Zha-quan had a bad night when they picked a couple of guys walking late into the evening near the Pennsylvania state capitol building to rob. Marty Flynn, a Democrat state rep and his fellow rep Ryan Bizzarro were walking home when confronted by an apprentice thug who pulled a gun...
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Why Surrender Is Never an Option

October 15, 2014
Why Surrender Is Never an Option

  By: Larry Mudgett (Downrange TV) – The first phase of surrender is failing to be armed, trained and committed to fight. We are prepared to surrender when we are unprepared to resist. The second phase of surrender is failing to be alert. You must see trouble coming in order to have time to...
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GUN FREE ZONES WORK: Student couples robbed, forced to strip and perform oral sex for armed robber

October 15, 2014
GUN FREE ZONES WORK:  Student couples robbed, forced to strip and perform oral sex for armed robber

Those gun-free zones really work well. For criminals. Two University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) couples were accosted at gunpoint in a “Gun Free Zone” parking deck Monday night.  Not only were they robbed of their valuables, but the gunman (pictured above) ordered the couples to disrobe and then forced the females to perform...
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