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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.


FERGUSON: Announcement set for 4p Sunday. Pipe bomb plots, etc. Be careful and stay safe.

November 22, 2014
FERGUSON:  Announcement set for 4p Sunday.  Pipe bomb plots, etc.  Be careful and stay safe.

  The Ferguson grand jury announcement clearing Officer Darren Wilson is expected at 4pm Sunday. America’s criminal class had been gearing up for their own version of “Black Friday”, only it’s going to be “Black Sunday” and their intention is for the discounts to be five-fingered and 100% off normal retail prices. Businesses have...
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GOOD: Guns & Ammo/Intermedia rescinds legal threats against Guns Save Life

November 21, 2014
GOOD:  Guns & Ammo/Intermedia rescinds legal threats against Guns Save Life

Todd Smith, the VP of Content Development for Intermedia called from New York this morning around 9:30am or so to discuss a resolution to the legal threat made by Dusty Gibson on Thursday.  In that earlier email, Mr. Gibson had threatened legal action against Guns Save Life if we didn’t pull down objectionable components...
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HEARTWARMING AT THE HOLIDAYS: Calumet City armed robber gets shot seven times by would-be victim

November 20, 2014
HEARTWARMING AT THE HOLIDAYS:  Calumet City armed robber gets shot seven times by would-be victim

Armed robbers aren’t nice people. If you want to learn more about how dangerous armed robbers are, we encourage you to check out our post on them “Street robberies and you – The Basics“. So it really warms our hearts when we read stories of law-abiding gun owners who use their tools to thwart...
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STOPPED BY GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS: Would be Florida State University spree killer was left-wing whack-job

November 20, 2014
STOPPED BY GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS:  Would be Florida State University spree killer was left-wing whack-job

  In most cases, we redact the names or pictures of spree killers.  We won’t give them fame, notoriety or help to burn their names or likenesses into America’s psyche. Would-be spree killers stopped by good guys with a weapon?  That’s a different story. Enter Myron May.  He was an attorney who, among his...
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FERGUSON THUGS: “We gonna bring it to your front door”

November 20, 2014
FERGUSON THUGS:  “We gonna bring it to your front door”

Here’s why law-abiding folks of all races are tooling up in St. Louis. Guns, Hennessy and stupidity all on display.  Check out that muzzle control!  It’s like the Keystone Robbers. Not safe for work.  Language. Post by Tactical Shit. If it gets pulled, we’ve downloaded it and have it available to watch here.
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Guns & Ammo threatens legal action against Guns Save Life over the new “Taurus Turd”

November 20, 2014
Guns & Ammo threatens legal action against Guns Save Life over the new “Taurus Turd”

Got a little message this morning from Guns & Ammo’s Online Shooting Editor, via Facebook!   Seems they aren’t real pleased at us calling them out for their puff-piece on Taurus’ new turd of a gun, the “Taurus Curve”. I must say, I’ve been threatened with legal action plenty of times before (I think...
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DOUBLE DOWN ON FAIL: Gabby Giffords pledges more of the same for 2016

November 20, 2014
DOUBLE DOWN ON FAIL:  Gabby Giffords pledges more of the same for 2016

Gabby Giffords’ “super” PAC spent almost $11 million in this year’s election races, trying to get anti-gun politicians elected. How did they do? They couldn’t even hold her former Congressional seat – that’s just how (not so) popular she is and how influential her “super” PAC really is. So, after flushing $11 million down...
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IRONY: Russia has more gun rights than America’s capital city

November 19, 2014
IRONY:  Russia has more gun rights than America’s capital city

You read that right. Russia has relaxed their firearm laws and is now issuing concealed carry licenses to individuals for self-defense. Russia Today has the story: In an amendment to its tough gun control laws, the Russian government eases restrictions, allowing citizens to carry licensed weapons for the purposes of ‘self-defense.’ Until now Russian...
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BUSTED! “Type A Training Group” head charged with multiple felonies over IL CCW training

November 19, 2014
BUSTED!  “Type A Training Group” head charged with multiple felonies over IL CCW training

  Nick Rabenau, the head of Type A Training Group from the Galesburg area, was arrested Monday on a host of charges, including a dozen counts of forgery, for signing off on Illinois concealed carry training certificates when he was not properly certified as an instructor. State: Instructor not concealed carry certified GALESBURG (Register-Mail)...
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SIMPLE-MINDED SHANNON: Shannon Watts thinks gun-free zones stop criminal violence

November 19, 2014
SIMPLE-MINDED SHANNON:  Shannon Watts thinks gun-free zones stop criminal violence

  Simple-minded: adjective 1. free of deceit or guile; artless or unsophisticated. 2. lacking in mental acuteness or sense. 3. mentally deficient.   Is Shannon Watts <aka Shannon Troughton, President and owner of of VoxPop Public Relations, a boutique liberal PR firm> really so simple-minded that she thinks that a store posting a “no...
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