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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.


DRAMATIC PHOTO: Armed robber crumpled up in the grass moments after selecting the wrong victim

May 24, 2016
DRAMATIC PHOTO:  Armed robber crumpled up in the grass moments after selecting the wrong victim

Photo taken just after an armed robber made a fatal error in the victim selection process. Our non-productive ne’er-do-well won’t do that again. Good riddance.   FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS (KTRK) — A homeowner shot and killed a man trying to rob him Wednesday night at his home in Fort Bend County. And the...
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LE’GENIUS? NOT SO MUCH. Florida deals with violent juveniles…

May 24, 2016
LE’GENIUS?  NOT SO MUCH.   Florida deals with violent juveniles…

A 16-year-old “boy” named Le’Genius Wisdom caught our eye.  He found himself arrested at the ripe old age of 13 for robbery and shooting at another kid in separate incidents.  He will be spending 8 years as the guest of the Florida Department of Corrections. In Illinois, he would be out in months (weeks?)....
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GUN FREE FOOLISHNESS: “The only person that is safe in a gun-free zone is the criminal.” – Sheriff David Clarke

May 24, 2016
GUN FREE FOOLISHNESS:  “The only person that is safe in a gun-free zone is the criminal.” – Sheriff David Clarke

Media Matters for America is trying to make hay of Sheriff David Clarke’s criticisms of Hillary Clinton’s shrill calls for gun control as a panacea for violent crime and her desire to implement gun confiscations if elected president. The interview that MMFA posted also contained Clarke weighing in on the “Gun Free Zone” foolishness....
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PATHETIC: Only dozens of Moms Demand Action’s 3 million members protest the NRA

May 23, 2016
PATHETIC:  Only dozens of Moms Demand Action’s 3 million members protest the NRA

80,452 NRA members (of the 5+ million members) showed up for the NRA Annual Convention in Louisville this past weekend.  It ranked as the second largest behind a recent Houston meeting where 86,000 showed up. Moms Demand Action now claims over 3 million members.  We don’t know if they counted those Facebook “Likes” they...
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ANCHOR SHOT: Call your Illinois state legislators to oppose dealer licensing schemes

May 23, 2016
ANCHOR SHOT:  Call your Illinois state legislators to oppose dealer licensing schemes

NRA-ILA contract lobbyist Todd Vandermyde, the head of pro-gun forces in Illinois, released a couple of updates in recent days about what’s happening in Springfield of late. In short, the gun-grabbers spent this past weekend not enjoying the beautiful weather with their families, but instead in smoky back rooms trying to re-write their gun...
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CONGRATS BOB OWENS: Lefties smear a patriot who pushes back twice as hard for gun rights

May 20, 2016
CONGRATS BOB OWENS:  Lefties smear a patriot who pushes back twice as hard for gun rights

Bob Owens, the man behing BearingArms.com – one of the best firearms rights blogs out there (right beside Concealed Nation, Gun Free Zone and The Truth About Guns) – earned himself a smear piece in a leftist publication in advance of this year’s NRA Convention which gets underway today in Louisville. You know you’re...
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PAGING CHLORINE TO THE GENE POOL: Steve Bojangles can’t wait for he and his comrades to force their way into your home to get your guns

May 20, 2016
PAGING CHLORINE TO THE GENE POOL:  Steve Bojangles can’t wait for he and his comrades to force their way into your home to get your guns

Ah, some days you have to chuckle at the special snowflakes who think they have achieved the rank of sergeant in the social justice warrior corps. Take Steve Bojangles, who may or may not be a real person.  He’s on Facebook throwing rhetorical firebombs, yet the people at Fecebook (yes, I spelled that right)...
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FREE TRAINING! Role players and aggressors needed for this weekend’s Critical Threat Management course

May 17, 2016
FREE TRAINING!  Role players and aggressors needed for this weekend’s Critical Threat Management course

    What are you doing this weekend, May 21 & 22? Do you want to have some fun learning about personal safety?  And help others learn the same?  Including how not to be a victim, and get a free lunch too? We’re looking for about a dozen plus role-players and a handful of...
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HUGE WIN! Washington DC is now “Shall Issue” thanks to court decision

May 17, 2016
HUGE WIN!  Washington DC is now “Shall Issue” thanks to court decision

Washington D.C. became “Shall Issue” today as a federal judge ordered the city to quit requiring a specific need in order to receive a carry license.   (Independent Journal) – A federal judge ordered the city of Washington, D.C., to not enforce its concealed carry law that requires individuals to state a “good reason”...
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WHITE FOLKS NOT WANTED: Mayor’s office racially profiles at Chicago gun buyback

May 14, 2016
WHITE FOLKS NOT WANTED:  Mayor’s office racially profiles at Chicago gun buyback

    White folks need not apply. That was the message Guns Save Life took away from a foray up to the Windy City today to trade unwanted firearms in for $100 pre-paid credit cards.  Our experience felt surreal to say the least in this era when profiling – especially racial profiling – is...
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