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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.


ANXIETY ON LEFT: Gun grabbers’ own research shows gun control is political suicide

July 22, 2016
ANXIETY ON LEFT:  Gun grabbers’ own research shows gun control is political suicide

Despite spending scores of millions of billionaire money and a sympathetic media, gun control advocates have battled increasingly positive public views of gun rights and gun ownership for over a generation now. Now, gun control strategists are noticing what they see as a growing and alarming trend in public opinion:  Young people look very...
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GUN CONTROL BY EXECUTIVE FIAT: Massachusett AG bans the Remington 1100 shotgun and lots more

July 21, 2016
GUN CONTROL BY EXECUTIVE FIAT:  Massachusett AG bans the Remington 1100 shotgun and lots more

  Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has unilaterally banned whole classes of firearms from sale in the Bay State, with an edict she issued Wednesday, July 20th. Via Mass Live: Healey’s directive to gun manufacturers clarifies the definition of “copy.” Under Healey’s definition, if a gun’s operating system is the same as that of...
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SUPPORT OUR POLICE: A tribute and Dear Officer, I See You

July 21, 2016
SUPPORT OUR POLICE:  A tribute and Dear Officer, I See You

  We at Guns Save Life are mulling over some ways we can say thank you and show support for our police officers who maintain law and order. Their job as police, already thankless for the most part, has been made increasingly difficult as social “justice” warriors, ne’er-do-wells and some leftist politicians attack them...
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PERFECT STORM BREWING IN CHICAGO: Mayor backs hooligan, shrinking police force, and burgeoning black violence

July 20, 2016
PERFECT STORM BREWING IN CHICAGO:  Mayor backs hooligan, shrinking police force, and burgeoning black violence

Chicago:  It isn’t a great place to live and it’s getting to be not such a hot place to visit, unless you like a helping of criminal victimization in your life. Crime has skyrocketed this year for a host of reasons and it’s going to get a lot worse and we’ll tell you why: ...
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CHUCK’S GUNS: Sale today at Rahm’s favorite gun store as it gets protested – again.

July 20, 2016
CHUCK’S GUNS:  Sale today at Rahm’s favorite gun store as it gets protested – again.

It’s a First Amendment – Free Speech sale today at Chuck’s in Riverdale. We were about to write “Gun hating useful idiots will protest outside Chuck’s”, but then we realized that’s not the case. The “useful idiots” bused in (literally) don’t hate guns.  They do, however, love free t-shirts free pizza and are easily...
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KEEPIN’ IT CLASSY OUTSIDE THE RNC: KKK, Black Lives Matter and Westboro Church throw urine on one another; armed Trump supporters left alone

July 20, 2016
KEEPIN’ IT CLASSY OUTSIDE THE RNC:  KKK, Black Lives Matter and Westboro Church throw urine on one another; armed Trump supporters left alone

The headlines say, “Protesters unite against Trump, Republican convention in Cleveland” The reality is far from the headline.  They wear shirts that say “Stop the Violence” while chanting the same.  They held up signs saying “No Racism / No Fascism”.  Yet they throw urine on the Ku Klux Klan protesters. Multiple news outlets are...
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TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN OFFICERS

July 19, 2016
TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN OFFICERS

  A 2:52 tribute to the officers killed on July 7th in Dallas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dallas Police Department and their families.  Ditto for Baton Rouge.  
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TRAINING SAVES LIVES: Personal Protection for Teens by GSL Defense Training

July 18, 2016
TRAINING SAVES LIVES:  Personal Protection for Teens by GSL Defense Training

  Clinton, IL (Guns Save Life) – GSL Defense Training held its first Personal Protection for Teens classes July 16-17 at the DeWitt County Sportsman’s Club near Clinton. Nearly 40 young people ages 12-21 turned out to learn how to identify threats and avoid confrontations, and if necessary, how to use force to protect...
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ANONYMOUS FAIL: Day of Rage? More like a day without even a whimper

July 16, 2016
Fail

Anonymous’ Black Lives Matter “Day of Rage” turned out to be a complete farce. In Portland, all-white “Black Lives Matter” protesters (translation:  anarchists wanting to raise hell) tried to stop traffic.  They couldn’t stop a single car.  I guess those suburban white kids aren’t all that invested in the cause. Someone’s been getting a...
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CLOUDY WITH VIOLENCE LIKELY: Police reportedly told to “stand down” from crowd violence at RNC in Cleveland

July 15, 2016
punched

Cleveland Police have reportedly been told to “stand down” at the Republican National Convention this coming week, July 18-21. We’ll see how long that order holds up as America watches the anarchists and violent fascists embarrass themselves on national TV and on live feeds on social media.  There’s also talk of Bikers for Trump...
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