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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.


Make sure your young adult loved ones know about situational awareness!

January 27, 2020
Make sure your young adult loved ones know about situational awareness!

by John Boch Over Thanksgiving weekend, a UIC student coed was robbed, repeatedly raped and then murdered in a parking garage by one of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s early release prisoners. The family and police found her cold, lifeless body a couple of days following the attack after pinging her cell phone for its location....
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Buying pot is hazardous to your right to self-defense

January 27, 2020

(GSL) – From even before Illinois’ new recreational marijuana law took effect, Guns Save Life has warned that buying pot will carry with it the risk of losing one’s firearm rights. After all, for now marijuana remains a federally prohibited drug. As such, possession, purchase and/or consumption puts users into the federally prohibited person...
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MAIN TOPIC: CHURCH SECURITY… GSL Chicagoland Meeting Sunday at DA’s Deli in Orland Park.

January 25, 2020
MAIN TOPIC:  CHURCH SECURITY…  GSL Chicagoland Meeting Sunday at DA’s Deli in Orland Park.

The monthly Guns Save Life Chicagoland grassroots meeting will return Sunday, January 26th.  Find us at DA’s Deli and Dining in Orland Park, next to Home Depot.  Dinner and conversation will start around 4:30 and the meeting will start at 5:30. Our main speaker will be John Boch discussing all things Church Security.  You...
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STEALING FROM A CHARITY? REALLY CAROL? Special Prosecutor appointed in State Rep Carol Ammons (alleged) retail theft case

January 25, 2020
STEALING FROM A CHARITY?  REALLY CAROL?  Special Prosecutor appointed in State Rep Carol Ammons (alleged) retail theft case

A special prosecutor has been appointed to consider formally charging State Representative Carol Ammons with retail theft for shoplifting a used Coach purse from a charity thrift store in Urbana, IL on Jan. 10th.  Store surveillance video recorded the incident at the Carle Auxiliary Retail Boutique. Ammons, who has shown nothing but overt antagonism...
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36 big-dollar, dark money contributions fund 90% of March For Our Lives

January 17, 2020
36 big-dollar, dark money contributions fund 90% of March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives holds itself up as a grassroots gun control org, much like Moms Demand Action. And just like the Moms, the (supposedly) student-led March For Our Lives organization gets their funding not from the little people, but from a group of big dollar donors. While the NRA and other gun rights...
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LEARN ‘EM, LOVE ‘EM, LIVE ‘EM: Four Basic Firearm Safety Rules

January 16, 2020
LEARN ‘EM, LOVE ‘EM, LIVE ‘EM:  Four Basic Firearm Safety Rules


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After Buying Marijuana, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Becomes a Federally Prohibited Person

January 3, 2020
After Buying Marijuana, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Becomes a Federally Prohibited Person

Illinois passed a recreational marijuana legalization bill last year and on January 1, users could legally buy (heavily taxed) weed at a handful of locations around the state. Many locations reported long lines, but Illinois’ Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton used her VIP status to cut to the front of the queue and purchase some...
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VISIONE: Keeping the Lead Out

January 1, 2020
VISIONE:  Keeping the Lead Out


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THIN THE HERD: Central Illinois Coyote Hunting Competition

January 1, 2020
THIN THE HERD:  Central Illinois Coyote Hunting Competition

Coyotes infest most of Illinois, killing game animals, including endangered species. They also pose a real risk to pets and small children alike. Besides semis and Buicks, ‘yotes have few natural predators. Aside from hunters and land owners sick of them. Do your part to help thin the herd. X RING CUSTOM will hold...
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Illinois FOID card law spared emergency void in Guns Save Life court challenge

December 31, 2019
Illinois FOID card law spared emergency void in Guns Save Life court challenge

Springfield, IL (The Center Square) – A three-judge panel denied a request from a gun-rights group for an emergency suspension of Illinois’ Firearm Owners’ Identification card law. The Fourth District Appellate Court ruled Tuesday that Guns Save Life, an Illinois-based organization that advocates for Second Amendment rights, didn’t prove the need for a temporary...
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