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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.


BULLIES ARE COWARDS: GSL Executive Director’s Tires Punctured In Dead of Night

April 20, 2018
BULLIES ARE COWARDS:  GSL Executive Director’s Tires Punctured In Dead of Night

  My Friday morning became more complicated when I noticed flat tires on the driver's side of my van.  Seems one or more people targeted my vehicle and decided to puncture the tires with a sharp, round tool in the dead of night.  Cowards. Given nobody else with cars outside had flats in my...
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I’LL BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR! Effingham County Becomes “Sanctuary County”… for GUNS!

April 19, 2018
I’LL BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!  Effingham County Becomes “Sanctuary County”…  for GUNS!

Those of you who have seen the latest issue of GunNews have seen the story about Effingham County.   Effingham, IL (The X Radio) – The Effingham County Board Monday passed a resolution opposing certain bills introduced in the Illinois General Assembly that the Board views as violating the US Constitution. The resolution also resolves...
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Fighting Back: Guns Save Life’s NRA-backed suit challenging Deerfield gun ban filed

April 19, 2018
Fighting Back: Guns Save Life’s NRA-backed suit challenging Deerfield gun ban filed

It took a little longer than expected, but it's filed.  This morning, in Lake County, Illinois circuit court, Guns Save Life filed a legal challenge against the newly-amended Deerfield, Illinois gun ban. With the help of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, GSL seeks to have the local ordinance overturned. As Guns...
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IGOLD Ride Sharers & Carpoolers wanted.

April 19, 2018
IGOLD Ride Sharers & Carpoolers wanted.

Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day is next Wednesday.  It's our chance to go to Springfield.  Each of us, in our own way, can help educate our elected officials and empower them to vote no on gun control.  We can help them learn that the gun control plantation does not protect the good people.  It...
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Come to IGOLD in Springfield on Wednesday, April 25th

April 13, 2018
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  Come to IGOLD in Springfield on Wednesday, April 25th

Lou's right.  We need to remind folks on the website about IGOLD coming up in not even two weeks!  From the Illinois State Rifle Association: IGOLD Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) was started back in the early ‘90’s to put a face on Illinois gun owners. Up until that time the media had...
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AVOID THIS ONE: A “Gun Rights Rally” Saturday in Springfield, IL **UPDATED!**

April 13, 2018
AVOID THIS ONE:   A “Gun Rights Rally” Saturday in Springfield, IL **UPDATED!**

You might have heard about a gun rights rally in Springfield at the Capitol complex this weekend.   Yeah, the one that the State Journal-Register suggested was an "Open Carry Rally" in a front-page story today.   Here's a pro-tip:  Out of an abundance of caution, AVOID IT! People promoting the rally have been hounding me about the April...
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AFTER ACTION: “Town Hall for our Lies” gun control event in Champaign, IL

April 12, 2018
AFTER ACTION:  “Town Hall for our Lies” gun control event in Champaign, IL

by David Martin I took a trip to the dark side of the Twilight Zone on Thursday, April 5th at the Champaign Public Library.  Frankly, I found myself lucky to have escaped with my life after watching the yet another local "Gun Violence Town Hall" circus.  Organized by UIUC Students Against Gun Violence, with obvious support...
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Denver Post Circles the Drain: The Second Amendment Should Be Repealed

April 12, 2018
Denver Post Circles the Drain:  The Second Amendment Should Be Repealed

America's mainstream media newspapers face tough times in today's world.  With plummeting circulation and declining advertising revenue, the dead trees shed employees like my German Shepherd sheds hair.  At the same time, many of these newspaper folks bitterly cling to their anti-gun, anti-Americana beliefs. The Denver Post represents a case in point.  On April...
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Illinois State Police to release “Renewal” training certs any day now.

April 12, 2018
Illinois State Police to release “Renewal” training certs any day now.

When does YOUR Illinois concealed carry license expire?  You should check, because the first of them will begin to lapse in early 2019.   Good news though!  Guns Save Life has heard from the Illinois State Police.  Bottom Line:  Let the renewal training commence! In the coming days, the Illinois State Police will release a...
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GUN SALES: CBS Fake News vs. Reality (Hint: Record sales in March)

April 12, 2018
GUN SALES:  CBS Fake News vs. Reality (Hint: Record sales in March)

Not even one month ago, CBS News reported this nugget of fake news: “Trump slump” for gun sales isn’t reversing COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown on gun owners. That...
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