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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.


A FINE QUESTION: Are “NO GUNS” Malls Safe? Two Muslim terror attacks in week at malls with NO GUNS policies

September 25, 2016
A FINE QUESTION:  Are “NO GUNS” Malls Safe?  Two Muslim terror attacks in week at malls with NO GUNS policies

Are America's malls with "NO GUNS" policies safe for you and your kids and grandkids to visit?  That's a great question, given a pair of Muslim terror attacks a week apart at malls that shared policies and/or signage that prohibits law-abiding good guys from carrying guns on their premises. First, on September 17th, a...
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GUN RIGHTS IN CHICAGO! GSL Chicago meeting Sunday, Sept 25. Speaker: Frank Sharpe of Fortress Defense

September 20, 2016
GUN RIGHTS IN CHICAGO!  GSL Chicago meeting Sunday, Sept 25. Speaker: Frank Sharpe of Fortress Defense

    Guns Save Life's Chicagoland meeting will take place this coming Sunday late afternoon at DA's Deli and Dining in Orland Park.  The food is good and the fellowship is even better!  Dinner and conversation start around 4pm.  The meeting starts at 5:30pm. (Hint:  DA's chocalate cake is superlative for dessert.) Our main...
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CCW SAVES LIVES: Chicago CCWer shoots aggressive burglar

September 20, 2016
CCW SAVES LIVES:  Chicago CCWer shoots aggressive burglar

Two juveniles furthering their on-the-job training to become America's criminal class had their burglary party interrupted by the 61-year-old homeowner when he stopped by Sunday morning to do some work remodeling the place.  The 16-year-old and an 11-year-old, thinking that good guys in Illinois never have the means or mind to fight back, aggressively...
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DEAR MOMS DEMAND ACTION: Send Us Your Strollers

September 20, 2016
DEAR MOMS DEMAND ACTION: Send Us Your Strollers

    Dear Shannon and Moms Demand Action moms: More and more People of The Gun are picking up baby strollers on Craigslist and retasking them as gun carts. Isn't that just fabulous?   So as your little tykes grow and you no longer need those Graco or Evenflo three-wheelers, we'd be happy to...
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Guns for Beginners: How to Find Quality Self-Defense Firearm Training

September 20, 2016
Guns for Beginners: How to Find Quality Self-Defense Firearm Training

Carrying a gun lawfully for self-defense can make the difference between life and death in a critical situation. Yet at the same time it can be fraught with risk to the carrier thanks to laws and land sharks. Training can help reduce those risks dramatically. In a perfect world (and an increasing number of...
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Appleseed bans the Smith & Wesson M&P-15/22

September 20, 2016
Appleseed bans the Smith & Wesson M&P-15/22

    Yes, we know she has her finger on the trigger after firing her first semi-auto rifle at a "Zombie Shoot".  She got caught up in the excitement and we corrected her finger on the trigger habit. (photos courtesy John Boch) I love my Smith & Wesson M&P15-22. It's a fun little gun...
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YES VIRGINIA, IT’S TRUE: An *Armed Citizen*, ignoring NO GUNS policies, stopped the Crossroads Mall Muslim terror attack

September 20, 2016
YES VIRGINIA, IT’S TRUE:  An *Armed Citizen*, ignoring NO GUNS policies, stopped the Crossroads Mall Muslim terror attack

Thank goodness for people who ignore signs and policies that prohibit law-abiding good guys from carrying guns.   The mainstream media mentions only in passing the "off-duty police officer" who took down the Somali Muslim terrorist who slashed his way through the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  In reality, it was a guy who...
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A FOOL AND HIS GUN: Police Robot Snatches Gun, Disarming Los Angeles Bad Guy

September 20, 2016
A FOOL AND HIS GUN:  Police Robot Snatches Gun, Disarming Los Angeles Bad Guy

  Police robots are becoming more and more prevalent at departments across the USA.  Their use in the past has been to gather information without risking the lives of police officers. Their use against human suspects has been making news of late as well.  They scumbag who launched a one-man jihad against the Dallas...
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JUDAS: Rubio introduces gun control bill

September 16, 2016
JUDAS:  Rubio introduces gun control bill

Marco Rubio, the guy we all thought was a solid, freedom-loving Republican has dipped his toe into the gun control pool and found the water to his liking.  He’s introduced a bill to block the gun rights of people on secret government lists. What a treasonous scumbag. From The Truth About Guns… After the...
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IT HAPPENED TO ME: Chicago road rager’s impulse control restored by Mr. Glock

September 16, 2016
IT HAPPENED TO ME:  Chicago road rager’s impulse control restored by Mr. Glock

    I was in the heart of the Southside...
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