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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.


ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Time to call. UPDATED!

April 25, 2017
ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:  Time to call.  UPDATED!

Illinois G.A. Back in Session. Updates in red. The Illinois General Assembly has come back into session.  It looks as though, for right now, our big push should focus on stopping the Gun Dealer Licensing scheme in the Senate (SB-1657).  If we kill it in the Senate, it's dead in the House.  In fact,...
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TRUMP EFFECT! BATF rescinds ban on shouldering “Support Braces”

April 25, 2017
TRUMP EFFECT!  BATF rescinds ban on shouldering “Support Braces”

In January 2015, just in time for that year's SHOT Show, the BATF issued an open letter from the acting director of BATF that prohibited shouldering of pistols with "support braces" affixed.  The letter put the kabosh on a very rapidly and increasingly popular type of firearms – pistols with braces.  Gun owners quickly...
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DEMOCRAT FAIL: Chicago Responsible for 43.7% of Nationwide Increase in Urban Murders

April 22, 2017
DEMOCRAT FAIL:  Chicago Responsible for 43.7% of Nationwide Increase in Urban Murders

Holy Toledo, Batman! Rahm Emanuel’s gun control paradise gets the blame for almost half of America’s increase in urban murders. The Huffington Post, hardly a bastion of conservatism or law-and-order advocacy, dropped that news nugget in their story “The Murder Rate Jumped Again In 2016. A Handful Of Cities Are Largely Responsible.“ WASHINGTON ― The national murder rate...
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National Reciprocity Gets More Ink, But Passage Is Unlikely…For Now

April 22, 2017
National Reciprocity Gets More Ink, But Passage Is Unlikely…For Now

  Yahoo News teased a favorable article on national concealed carry reciprocity that ran at Al-Jazeera US. Gun rights activists have sought national reciprocity for some years now. Under President Obama, a sure veto precluded serious consideration. However, under President Donald J. Trump, the concept has gained a good deal of momentum. National reciprocity amounts...
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Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing & Gun Rationing Up For a Vote This Week

April 21, 2017
Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing & Gun Rationing Up For a Vote This Week

Illinois Democrat Senator Don Harmon. Contact your State Senator and tell them to vote NO on SB1657.  The Illinois Senate will vote this next week on SB1657, a bill that would license gun dealers in Illinois and ration gun owners to nine firearm transfers per year. Yes, the feds already license and regulate gun...
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DOUCHEBAG REJECTED: Blago’s THIRD appeal rejected in just three days

April 21, 2017
DOUCHEBAG REJECTED:  Blago’s THIRD appeal rejected in just three days

Poor Rod Blagojevich.  The poor, Democratic Governor of Illinois, impeached by his own party, currently rots away in federal prison.  With a lot of spare time, the gun-hating leftist scumbag filed YET ANOTHER appeal to get another sentencing hearing.  The Seventh Circuit took all of three days to reject his latest appeal. Poor Rod....
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GSL Chicagoland meeting: This Sunday, April 23rd

April 21, 2017
GSL Chicagoland meeting:  This Sunday, April 23rd

Join us this Sunday for the monthly Chicagoland Guns Save Life meeting.  The meeting is usually on the last Sunday of the month, but we've moved it forward a week to accommodate our hosts. One of our members, who shall remain anonymous, may bring out an exciting tech time:  the new Mossberg Shockwave shotgun. ...
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A Glimpse of Secretary of State Tillerson’s Moscow Security Detail

April 21, 2017
A Glimpse of Secretary of State Tillerson’s Moscow Security Detail

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow last week on Air Force Three.  Russia Today showed a live shot of the arrival. Interestingly, we got a rare peek at the SecState’s security detail. Members of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service provide security for our nation’s primary diplomat. Do yourself a favor and...
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Unhinged Professor Claims NRA Bigger Threat Than ISIS

April 21, 2017
Unhinged Professor Claims NRA Bigger Threat Than ISIS

Mainstream media journalism continues its decline.  Just yesterday, a journalism prof at Missouri actually signed his name to a clinically insane opinion piece that proclaimed that the National Rifle Association poses a bigger threat to Americans than ISIS.  Incredibly, he lays blame for the Orlando Muslim terror attack and others at the feet of...
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GONE VIRAL: Daddy’s little sharpshooter

April 18, 2017
GONE VIRAL:  Daddy’s little sharpshooter

In the video description, dad writes, “I was practicing drawing from holster and dry fire drills and she decided to join in."  Sweet, indeed. Yes, it's adorable.  Dad practicing his dry firing skills with his little girl who practices with her own gun – a plastic training pistol.  The toddler does a remarkably good...
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