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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.


CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: Rahm’s 17-year-old son robbed, beaten outside his home

December 20, 2014
CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE:  Rahm’s 17-year-old son robbed, beaten outside his home

If the family of Chicago’s elite aren’t safe from getting robbed and viciously beaten badly enough to require medical care, do you think you and yours stand a prayer of surviving unmolested in the Windy City? Chicago isn’t safe.  Not even in the street in front of the mayor’s house. Here’s the story: CHICAGO...
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SUPER SECRET SCHEME: New gun grabber group brags of secret membership to take gun rights at state level

December 20, 2014
SUPER SECRET SCHEME:  New gun grabber group brags of secret membership to take gun rights at state level

  They are persistent, much like rats in the big city, not only in their destructive (to freedom) work, but also in their procreation. Paid anti-gun lobbyists have created a(nother) new gun grabbing group to strip Americans of their God-given rights.  The American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention group is new.  Really new. ...
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TRAINING: Black Flag’s Force on Force training course, open to civilians, is money well spent

December 19, 2014
TRAINING:  Black Flag’s Force on Force training course, open to civilians, is money well spent

  reprinted from the January 2015 issue of GunNews Magazine. by John Boch Morton Grove, IL (Guns Save Life) - It’s not everyday when you get a chance to practice shooting tactics against opponents who shoot back, especially as a civilian.  Black Flag Firearms Training and Spartan Security Services have worked hard to bring...
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WANING: Gabby Giffords’ gun-grabbing group can’t even hold her former Congressional seat

December 18, 2014
WANING:  Gabby Giffords’ gun-grabbing group can’t even hold her former Congressional seat

    If you want to better understand just how impotent Gabby Giffords’ gun-grabber group “Americans for Responsible Solutions” has become, you need to look no further than her home Congressional district.  Her former chief of staff, gun-hating Ron Barber, officially lost his bid for re-election to America’s first female fighter pilot Martha McSally....
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HEARTWARMING AT THE HOLIDAYS: 14-year-old shoots home invader to defend self, grandmother

December 18, 2014
HEARTWARMING AT THE HOLIDAYS:  14-year-old shoots home invader to defend self, grandmother

Our heartwarming at the holidays series continues with the wonderful real-life story about a frail pair of grandparents who took their 14-year-old grandson out to the range and taught him how to use a gun to defend their home after a series of break-ins in the neighborhood and attempted break-ins at their own home....
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NAMBY-PAMBIES OR LET-NO-CRISIS-GO-TO-WASTE GENIUS: Sony pulls “The Interview” on North Korean threats

December 18, 2014
NAMBY-PAMBIES OR LET-NO-CRISIS-GO-TO-WASTE GENIUS:  Sony pulls “The Interview” on North Korean threats

Was it a case of namby-pamby Sony executives genuinely scared that a hermit kingdom that can’t even keep its lights on in the evening is going to inflict some great carnage on America’s movie theaters? Or was it a case of marketing genius to take advantage of a crisis to generate hype about a...
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Great Guns VI Winners!

December 17, 2014
Great Guns VI Winners!

There was excitement in the air at the Tuesday, December 9th Guns Save Life meeting in Champaign. Not only were we drawing for our monthly “gun” (in this case a Barnett Crossbow), but also for the Great Guns VI guns…  an FN PS90 and a Keltec KSG Shotgun!  And a huge rolling gun case!...
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NAESE: The power of face to face

December 17, 2014
NAESE:  The power of face to face

by John Naese Today’s world is connected, or so they say.  The younger you are, the more connected you are.  Everyone’s got a cell phone; most of the people I know have smart phones, which means they are connected to the internet almost all the time. Facebook, Twitter, texting, instant messaging, forum posts, email...
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HEARTS AND MINDS? Gun haters claim they are winning, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary

December 16, 2014
HEARTS AND MINDS?  Gun haters claim they are winning, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary

  The average American pays precious little attention to the ongoing battle between those who advocate more fully taking advantage of the ideals voiced in the Constitution and Bill of Rights and gun control advocates who would strip Americans of their rights to self-defense and to gun ownership. We’ve long known freedom and liberty...
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FARNAM: Armed citizen is solution to attacks – terror and otherwise

December 16, 2014
FARNAM:  Armed citizen is solution to attacks – terror and otherwise

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our political opponents have guns.  Why should we let them have ideas?” Joe Stalin (so eloquently articulating the “Youmaynot Philosophy!”) by John Farnam Australia this time! Most of this day, I’ve listened to hand-wringing commentators on many networks, including Fox News, agonizing about how...
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