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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.


Chicagoland political leaders bicker while the bodies pile still higher

September 10, 2019
Chicagoland political leaders bicker while the bodies pile still higher

Chicago’s broken, revolving door criminal justice system has led to trouble in paradise between Chicago’s new mayor Lori Lightfoot and her mayoral campaign opponent, County Board Chairwoman Toni Preckwinkle. Meanwhile, as the two powerful women bicker among one another, the bodies continue to pile higher in the Windy City. John Kass, the well-known Chicago...
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Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, others ask customers not to open carry

September 9, 2019
Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, others ask customers not to open carry

In a single-sentence statement Thursday, pharmacy giant Walgreens joined Walmart, Kroger, CVS and others in asking customers not to open carry in their stores. Walgreens Statement Regarding Open Carry in Our Stores 05 September 2019 We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other...
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Chicago’s Mayor stops blaming cops for crime. Now she blames *REPUBLICANS*

September 9, 2019
Chicago’s Mayor stops blaming cops for crime.  Now she blames *REPUBLICANS*

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot won election as Chicago’s Mayor earlier this year. Early into her term, she came right out and blamed the Chicago Police Department for the Windy City’s persistent, pervasive violence problem. Today, after a summer of violence that left 167 murdered and almost 900 maimed, Lightfoot now has a new target...
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Ginsburg Suffering from Malignant Pancreatic Cancer

August 23, 2019
Ginsburg Suffering from Malignant Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, now has malignant pancreatic cancer.  She just finished three weeks of radiation therapy, according to multiple  media sources.   There’s even a photo of a frail RBG leaning against a US Marshal as she entered her apartment. Here is the statement from the press office at the US Supreme Court: Justice Ruth...
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ATTENTION ILLINOIS GUN DEALERS: ISP to enforce Handgun Registry law

August 21, 2019
ATTENTION ILLINOIS GUN DEALERS: ISP to enforce Handgun Registry law


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Illinois AG moves to dismiss ISRA Gun Dealer Licensing suit

August 20, 2019
Illinois AG moves to dismiss ISRA Gun Dealer Licensing suit

In recent weeks the Illinois State Rifle Association announced a lawsuit challenging the new Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act.  The new law, passed last legislative session but signed by incoming Governor J.B. Pritzker through highly dubious parliamentary maneuvering was ripe for a challenge. ISRA filed the suit as an organizational plaintiff and a number...
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Dayton Spree Killer: Antifa’s First Mass Murderer

August 15, 2019
Dayton Spree Killer: Antifa’s First Mass Murderer

Iowahawk blogger David Burge once famously tweeted that “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.” At least where the stories don’t support the mainstream media’s narrative or Democrats and their policies. Such is the case with Antifa’s first mass murderer, Dayton shooter Connor Betts. We all can’t grow...
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Senator Chuck Schumer Now Wants to Regulate the Sale of Body Armor, Too

August 15, 2019
Senator Chuck Schumer Now Wants to Regulate the Sale of Body Armor, Too

When it comes to guns, Chuck Schumer, like most of his fellow Democrats in Washington, hasn’t met a gun he doesn’t want to ban. Now, as a further part of the anti-gun left’s knee-jerk reaction to recent high-profile murder sprees, he wants to ban body armor, too. To quote Kurt Schlichter, “Weird how the...
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Chicago Has All the Gun Control Laws. Result: 4 Dead, 46 Wounded Last Weekend

August 15, 2019
Chicago Has All the Gun Control Laws. Result: 4 Dead, 46 Wounded Last Weekend

While anti-gun hysteria continues after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Chicago’s traditionally bloody summer continues apace. Despite strict Illinois gun control laws, Murder City USA racked up another five dead and 46 maimed in mostly gang-related violence this past weekend. That includes a six-victim “mass shooting” on early Sunday morning in the 3500...
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Rosanna Arquette: ‘All of the shooters in America have been White males. White terrorists. The end.’

August 13, 2019
Rosanna Arquette: ‘All of the shooters in America have been White males. White terrorists. The end.’

Thanks to the wonders of social media, the  intellectual giants of Hollywood are able to grace us with their brilliant commentary on politics, current events and life in general. One of the most frequent topics of their missives — particularly after a high profile incident like Gilroy — is guns and gun rights, about...
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