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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.


NOT AMERICANS: Brits Raise Terror Alert to Critical — and Cower

May 24, 2017
NOT AMERICANS:  Brits Raise Terror Alert to Critical — and Cower

  In the aftermath of the horrific Muslim terror attack in Manchester yesterday, the British authorities have raised their terror threat level to “Critical.” According to the government, they expect additional terror attacks to occur imminently. The civilized world mourns the 22 lives cut short and over a hundred more injured. At the same time,...
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GSL Sangamon County Meeting Still on For June 5

May 24, 2017
GSL Sangamon County Meeting Still on For June 5

A number of folks have called in a panic about the Scheels store's early close on Monday for Memorial Day. Our meeting is not until Monday, June 5th – The FIRST Monday of the month. We'll see you then.  You're not going to want to miss this meeting.
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BECAUSE BULLIES: What I Carry and Why

May 24, 2017
BECAUSE BULLIES: What I Carry and Why

I have a confession to make. My gun accompanies me every day in every place it's legal. No surprise, right? Different folks carry for many reasons. There's a reason I pack my heater — aside from the fact I worked my tail off for nearly twenty years to help bring right-to-carry to Illinois. I...
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GUN RIGHTS: Chicagoland GSL meeting *this* Sunday. Meet The Well Armed Woman group!

May 22, 2017
GUN RIGHTS:  Chicagoland GSL meeting *this* Sunday.  Meet The Well Armed Woman group!

Join us this Sunday for the monthly Chicagoland Guns Save Life meeting.  Dawn Waters from The Well Armed Woman organization will join us in Orland Park this Sunday! She'll be talking about The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) Shooting Chapters.  TWAW is a non-profit organization that organizes local groups of women around the country that...
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GUN DEALER LICENSE UPDATE.

May 22, 2017
GUN DEALER LICENSE UPDATE.

Last week, the Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing bill passed out of a House committee on a 7-6 vote.  I believe that the bill's sponsors planned on a vote in the House within a day or two, but those plans have gone awry. As the vote concluded, one of the Representatives congratulated the bill's House...
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KNIFE SENSE: Automatic knives go to IL Governor for final approval

May 22, 2017
KNIFE SENSE:  Automatic knives go to IL Governor for final approval

This is what knife sense looks like. The bill in the Illinois General Assembly to allow automatic knives for FOID cardholders has passed both chambers and now goes to the governor for final approval. The bill, SB-607, passed unanimously in the Illinois Senate, and by a 61-45-2 vote in the Illinois House.  Call the...
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*NOT* A VICTIM: “I put the gun in his face and asked him if there was something I could do for him”

May 22, 2017
*NOT* A VICTIM:  “I put the gun in his face and asked him if there was something I could do for him”

A prepared mother in Tennessee took action when she heard someone kick in her back door.  In an instant, she grabbed her .45 auto pistol and her shotgun to investigate.  When she rounded the corner, she saw one thug in her kitchen. What did she do? "I put the gun in his face and...
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MOONBATTERY: Ban water guns! Really.

May 18, 2017
MOONBATTERY:  Ban water guns!  Really.

"Popsugar" published the latest dash of lunacy from the left.  Check this out: Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period. May 17, 2017 by Lauren Levy My mom was pretty relaxed during our childhood and only had a few nonnegotiable, never ever going to change, concrete rules. Her biggest: no water guns....
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WELCOME TO CHICAGO: We’ll take your car.

May 17, 2017
WELCOME TO CHICAGO:  We’ll take your car.

Got a nice, high-end ride? The gang bangers in Chicago want to catch up with you. Vehicular hijackings – carjackings for everyday folk – have doubled in Chicago since 2015.  Almost two thirds of them involve a weapon.  Teen inner city youths have taken to prowling the streets looking for nice rides.  So, if...
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TTAG: IFMA Lobbyist says, “I did what they paid me to do.”

May 16, 2017
TTAG:  IFMA Lobbyist says, “I did what they paid me to do.”

Springfield Armory has a new, professionally done video out.  In short, Dennis Reese claims he knew nothing about what his lobbyist was doing in Springfield.  Take four minutes and watch it.  I'll wait… Then The Truth About Guns wrote tonight: Reached for comment (by an anonymous source), lobbyist Keller said “I did what they...
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