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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.


IL CONGRESSIONAL 18TH: Compare, contrast MIKE FLYNN with DARIN LAHOOD

July 3, 2015
IL CONGRESSIONAL 18TH:  Compare, contrast MIKE FLYNN with DARIN LAHOOD

by John Boch Note:  This is not an endorsement for either candidate.  Federal tax laws prevent Guns Save Life from endorsing specific candidates for elective office.  Mike Flynn Mike Flynn was at Guns Save Life’s Peoria monthly meeting Thursday evening, joining about eighty gun rights supporters in a celebration of the ideals promoted by...
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SHAMEFUL: Illinois Senate Democrats treat non-resident active duty military members as second-class citizens

July 1, 2015
SHAMEFUL:  Illinois Senate Democrats treat non-resident active duty military members as second-class citizens

Charles Dickens wrote the classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859. Today, the politicians in Wisconsin and Illinois are setting the storyline for the real-life story “A Tale of Two States” – at least where it comes to active-duty members of the U.S. military stationed in their respective states. There has been...
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SUCKS TO BE THEM: Bonnie and Clyde home invaders meet Mr. Armed American

June 30, 2015
SUCKS TO BE THEM:  Bonnie and Clyde home invaders meet Mr. Armed American

More and more today, bad guys are opting for home invasions instead of, or in addition to home burglaries to get their loot.  Why is that?  Well, if bad guys come in when people are home, they don’t have to wrestle with safes or find hidden valuables.  The homeowners will open safes and give...
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BOCH ON A POSEUR: David Fellerath hates you, the NRA, handguns, and the truth

June 30, 2015
BOCH ON A POSEUR:  David Fellerath hates you, the NRA, handguns, and the truth

By John Boch David Fellerath has hit the big-time in recent days, with the Washington Post publishing his missive brimming with hate. His piece attacks things the great majority of real Americans in flyover country hold dear: gun ownership for self-defense and a whole lot more.  His screed is fraught with hate and misdirection,...
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SHARPE: Willful Ignorance (on the Confederate Flag and more)

June 29, 2015
SHARPE:  Willful Ignorance (on the Confederate Flag and more)

  Editor’s note:  Frank Sharpe, Jr. is the rather amazing proprietor of Fortress Defense Consultants, a firearms training company in Northeastern Illinois.  The Fortress Defense team specializes in advanced training and if you’ve got the fundamentals all taken care of, you would do yourself a favor by adding a course or two from Fortress...
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SMART MAN: Uber driver saves his own life by ignoring Uber’s “NO GUNS” policy

June 29, 2015
SMART MAN:  Uber driver saves his own life by ignoring Uber’s “NO GUNS” policy

A 74-year-old Uber driver ignored the Uber executives’ “NO GUNS” policy and had his Gat handy when he picked up a surly 60-year-old Gregory Mermel. For whatever reason, Mermel was unhappy and ended up choking the (armed) driver. The 74-year-old wasn’t up for getting strangled, so he shot his attacker after they wrestled for...
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LOSER PAYS: Federal judge orders Brady Campaign to pay Lucky Gunner’s attorney fees

June 29, 2015
LOSER PAYS:  Federal judge orders Brady Campaign to pay Lucky Gunner’s attorney fees

The Brady Campaign is struggling to keep cash coming in, and with a federal court judge’s order, their balance sheet for 2015 just got a little less rosy. Many folks don’t know it, but the Brady Bunch was darn near bankrupt in 2010 and 2011.  Their IRS Form 990 for 2011 showed that their...
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ARMED BLACKS DON’T GET OPPRESSED (OR BULLIED): Bullies meet IL CCW holder’s .22 pistol

June 29, 2015
ARMED BLACKS DON’T GET OPPRESSED (OR BULLIED):  Bullies meet IL CCW holder’s .22 pistol

A .22 rimfire for self-defense? It’s lacking in so many ways and there are vastly better options.  However, a .22 on your person beats that 12 gauge you left at home.  Such was the case this weekend in rural southeastern Illinois. The Evansville, IN Courier-Press reported an Illinois Concealed Carry license-holder shot two young...
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ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: Piers Morgan stays in America, knowing we’re safer here than in “no guns” Great Britain

June 27, 2015
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS:  Piers Morgan stays in America, knowing we’re safer here than in “no guns” Great Britain

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, known to Americans as “Piers Morgan” makes it sound like America is going to hell in a handbag with gun-related violent crime.  Cleverly, of course, he makes no mention that the “no guns” nation of Great Britain has a higher rate of violent crime than America. He suggests in an interview...
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ADULT WHINING: WashPo writer laments the failure of gun control

June 26, 2015
ADULT WHINING:  WashPo writer laments the failure of gun control

    Nobody likes to hear a whining baby. Sometimes though, it’s amusing to watch an adult whine.   How America can free itself from guns By E.J. Dionne Jr. (Washington Post) – Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. What?  Not getting anywhere with your demagoguery and propaganda demeaning...
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