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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.


IGOLD Bus Info

February 18, 2019
IGOLD Bus Info

Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day is coming up Wednesday, March 27th in Springfield. As a courtesy, we are posting a list of buses that the ISRA sent to us, along with details.      Update: Buses to IGOLD The ISRA is sponsoring 4 buses at this time, and other organizations and businesses are also...
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ANOTHER GUN FREE ZONE MASSACRE: Aurora, IL massacre committed by felon with an illegally owned/possessed gun in “Gun-Free Zone”

February 16, 2019
ANOTHER GUN FREE ZONE MASSACRE:  Aurora, IL massacre committed by felon with an illegally owned/possessed gun in “Gun-Free Zone”

Illinois' "Gun Free Zone" law fails.  Again.  Yes, welcome to the Henry Pratt Company, proud home of a "gun-free" zone sign on the front door.  It has the force of Illinois law behind it, by golly.  And we all know how much comtempt felons like Gary Martin have for the law and some silly...
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IGOLD: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH in Springfield! Make plans to attend…

February 11, 2019
IGOLD 2019 Cropped

Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day will happen on Wednesday, March 27th in Springfield.  Make plans to attend today so you can impress upon our General Assembly members that gun owners mean business.  Ahead of the march to the Illinois State capitol building, David Keene will headline speakers at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.  Here...
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Florida homeowner shoots, kills pair of armed intruders holding his mom hostage

February 11, 2019
Florida homeowner shoots, kills pair of armed intruders holding his mom hostage

A dramatic 911 call tells the tale of a Brevard County, Florida man who faced down a pair of  intruders. The two goblins pointed a gun at the resident's mother in her own bedroom.  In a nutshell, they thought holding momma hostage would motivate the resident to surrendering.  It didn't quite work out that...
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The ACLU actually opposes Illinois’ social media snooping bill

February 11, 2019
ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union, aka ACLU, has a long history of thinking the Bill of Rights only has nine amendments.  So imagine the surprise of many when the ACLU rolled out in opposition to a new gun control proposal in Illinois. Support Americans' Second Amendment rights? Hah! Not the ACLU.  Their Deputy Legal...
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BOCH: 10 Self-Defense Lessons From Illinois’ Version of the George Zimmerman Trial

February 11, 2019
BOCH:  10 Self-Defense Lessons From Illinois’ Version of the George Zimmerman Trial

Thankfully, jury trials in legitimate self-defense cases don't happen very often. Unfortunately, we just had one of those cases here in America's heartland with the Illinois murder trial of James Love. The entire affair offers a number of opportunities to learn some very valuable lessons. Usually, in self-defense cases, common sense prevails and prosecutors...
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WITNESS SLIP: Social Media snooping bill at hearing Wednesday.

February 9, 2019
WITNESS SLIP:  Social Media snooping bill at hearing Wednesday.

Daniel Didech, the freshman Democrat state rep, introduced the social media snooping bill a couple of weeks ago.  We covered it within a day or three of its filing.  Since then two other political hack Democrats have signed on as sponsors.  The national media has started picking up on the absurdity of his intrusive...
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GET SOME: Houston home invasion goes poorly for bad guys: 3 dead, 2 wounded

February 4, 2019
GET SOME:  Houston home invasion goes poorly for bad guys:  3 dead, 2 wounded

A 20-year-old Houston homeowner fought back as a home invasion crew stormed his home around 1am Saturday, January 19th.  After an extensive gun battle, the homeowner shot all five intruders, killing three. Photos show a very robust crime scene, to say the least. Defensive gun use of the day? Nah, this story merits a...
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WITNESS SLIPS NEEDED: HB0174, HB0240, HB0274

February 4, 2019
WITNESS SLIPS NEEDED:  HB0174, HB0240, HB0274

  We've warned everyone that the gun control push would come.  Big gun control has teamed up with Illinois Chicagoland Democrats to offer all of their old ideas and some new ones to implement Chicago-style gun control on all of Illinois. Of course, with Chicago-style gun control comes Chicago-style peace in the streets, right? ...
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STATUS CHECK: Hearing Protection Act and National Reciprocity

February 2, 2019
STATUS CHECK:  Hearing Protection Act and National Reciprocity

With the election of Donald Trump, the People of the Gun eagerly looked forward to moving the ball forward on gun rights. We had great goals of taking suppressors out from under the National Firearm Act. What's more, we saw national reciprocity as attainable. Obviously none of that has taken place. So what happened...
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