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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.


LETTER FROM (ARMED) TEACHER: This mom doesn’t demand action. She takes it!

August 20, 2014
LETTER FROM (ARMED) TEACHER:  This mom doesn’t demand action.  She takes it!

We received this letter at Guns Save Life’s PO Box and it took our breath away. I have withheld the woman’s last name and city from the letter to ensure her job won’t be at risk (any more than it already is). We admire her panache. I’ve read several articles in GunNews lately about...
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PERSPECTIVES: Cops from Ferguson and just beyond

August 20, 2014
PERSPECTIVES:  Cops from Ferguson and just beyond

Passing along a couple of good blog posts.  Neither could really stand on their own, but they make good reading and complement one another. First up, a cop who worked the riots this past Sunday night/Monday morning, in what some said were the worst rioting to date. It’s interesting to hear things from the...
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REFORMED FELONS: Get your firearm rights restored

August 20, 2014
REFORMED  FELONS:   Get your firearm rights restored

Reprinted from the January 2013 issue of GunNews Magazine. Originally posted to Guns Save Life in December 2012.  We’re re-posting it because of recent demand. (Guns Save Life) – The Director of the Illinois State Police or a local court shall restore a felon’s firearm civil rights in Illinois, under the Firearms Owner’s Identification...
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BE PREPARED: A tale of two home invasions

August 20, 2014
BE PREPARED:  A tale of two home invasions

It’s never a good day when bad guys bust into your home in the middle of the night. The best you can do is to be prepared with a plan.  As they say, proper prior planning prevents p*** poor performance. Those who eschew guns and gun ownership call good guys with a gun when...
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100% WIN: Kroger tells Bloomberg to pound sand

August 19, 2014
100% WIN:  Kroger tells Bloomberg to pound sand

Pity poor Michael Bloomberg. He just can’t buy a break lately, despite spending $50 million dollars to do so. He can’t even buy a local sheriff in flyover country. And now the Kroger grocery chain has told him to go pound sand in response to his hired underlings’ pressure to encourage Kroger to post...
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FIRST HAND: Ferguson, MO could be your town UPDATED

August 18, 2014
FIRST HAND:  Ferguson, MO could be your town  UPDATED

  by John Boch I was down at Barnes Hospital today in St. Louis, not far from ground zero in Ferguson, Missouri.  So, being the dedicated reporter, I had to go see what was ground zero in the worst rioting and looting our nation has seen in decades. Some observations from my trip through...
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HOPE VIA FERGUSON: Potential for good to come in Michael Brown’s death

August 17, 2014
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by John Boch There is optimism and hope among many that the death of Michael Brown will result in meaningful changes in how American police operate. First off, let’s not kid ourselves about why Michael Brown is dead. It wasn’t a case of, as one individual noted and as the race hustlers would have...
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ST. LOUIS: More business owners realizing: guns will protect where cops won’t

August 16, 2014
ST. LOUIS:  More business owners realizing:  guns will protect where cops won’t

  With news spreading of the “hands off” approach to policing in Ferguson, Missouri the past couple of days, more and more business owners are turning to guns to protect what’s left of their establishments.   FoxNews has the story. Looters in Ferguson, Mo., were met with little police resistance Friday night and store...
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HUG A THUG FAIL: It’s time to shoot looters on sight

August 16, 2014
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Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol was appointed by  Missouri Democrat Governor Jay Nixon to bring a “kinder, gentler” policing to Ferguson on Thursday. On Thursday, Johnson ordered all SWAT teams disbanded and riot gear stowed away.  He marched with protesters and hugged thugs.  In short, it was the liberal utopia of...
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GOOD INTENTIONS DON’T WORK: Ferguson off the hook Friday night

August 16, 2014
GOOD INTENTIONS DON’T WORK:  Ferguson off the hook Friday night

The Bat Pager went off a few minutes ago with a flash message. The “kinder, gentler” means of dealing with hoodlums and thugs in Ferguson, Missouri is failing miserably late Friday into Saturday morning as all hell broke loose. Police quickly found themselves overwhelmed by looters and rioters Friday evening and they lacked the...
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