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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.


GSL leader’s vehicle egged in Petersburg

December 9, 2019

Just coincidence, right? Joel Gain, the Guns Save Life director who has acted as GSL’s representative in the case of the man trashing bundles of GunNews in Petersburg, had his work truck egged on Saturday, December 7th. Under cover of darkness, an unknown assailant threw eggs at the truck in a childish act of...
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IL GUN LICENSES: Sex, Lies, and Misspent Gun Fees

December 5, 2019
IL GUN LICENSES:  Sex, Lies, and Misspent Gun Fees

ISP’s Firearm Services Bureau is awash in money, but under Gov. J.B. Pritzker it fails to hire adequate staff to provide decent service to Illinois’ gun owners. by John Boch Illinois political leaders who back gun control claim that law-abiding gun owners need extensive licensing and regulation to keep our fellow Land of Lincoln...
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WANTED: Help us ID this man stealing and trashing GunNews

November 21, 2019
WANTED:  Help us ID this man stealing and trashing GunNews

For five years we have had copies of GunNews “disappear” from the local grocery store in Petersburg, IL.  In the past six months, the problem has grown dramatically, almost to the point where we put out a stack of GunNews in our rack and somehow they magically end up in the trash can adjacent...
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NANNY-STATE BLOOMBERG: Meet the Dems’ new front-runner

November 7, 2019
NANNY-STATE BLOOMBERG:  Meet the Dems’ new front-runner

Pity the foolish Democrat pols early to join the 2020 presidential race. They worked so hard, too, mostly at attempting to maintain some semblance of relevance in a world they had only fleeting bits thereof. The Democratic National Committee indulged these doomed candidates and their campaigns.  The DNC even gave them a platform at...
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PHOTOS, STORY FROM MINI-IGOLD! Gun Owners Help Stop “Fingerprints for FOID Card” Bill

October 30, 2019


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Springfield Big R MTW Outpost GRAND OPENING!

October 30, 2019
Springfield Big R MTW Outpost GRAND OPENING!

The MTW Outpost gunshop inside the Springfield Big R is nice…  and the big Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th. Free food while supplies last starting around 11a.m.  Yes, a free lunch for the first 400-500 people or so. Get some great discounts, and register for firearm and prize give aways.
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A HERO PASSES: Larry Shurbet, long-time GSL treasurer & leader.

October 30, 2019
A HERO PASSES:  Larry Shurbet, long-time GSL treasurer & leader.

Long-time GSL treasurer and devoted member Larry Shurbet passed away Sunday afternoon at Carle in Urbana. Larry was a dedicated Second Amendment patriot through and through.  In a world where some people just talk the talk, Larry Shurbet walked the walk.  He promoted Guns Save Life and gun rights on a daily basis, both...
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Guns Save Life’s FOID Challenge Moves Forward

October 30, 2019
Guns Save Life’s FOID Challenge Moves Forward

Guns Save Life filed a facial challenge to the FOID Act earlier this year. Recently, our legal team argued at the Appellate Court for a temporary order blocking enforcement of the FOID Act. Here is a link to the oral arguments in our case. Meanwhile, earlier in the fall, in the People v. Brown...
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TRAINWRECK: JCAR’s rule-making hearing on Gun Dealer Licensing goes poorly for gun grabbers…

October 25, 2019
TRAINWRECK:  JCAR’s rule-making hearing on Gun Dealer Licensing goes poorly for gun grabbers…

Train wreck.  That sums up yesterday’s Joint Commission on Administrative Rules (JCAR) hearing regarding the Illinois State Police’s (ISP) proposed rule-making to enforce the Gun Dealer Licensing Act (GDL).   Yes, it truly proved a train wreck.  At least from the perspective of those engaged in a jihad against our gun rights. Most of what...
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MOMS *TAKE* ACTION: I am a mom. And I am armed.

October 23, 2019
MOMS *TAKE* ACTION:  I am a mom.  And I am armed.


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