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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.


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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Vox: The Only Way to ‘Do Something’ About Gun Violence is Nationwide Confiscation

August 13, 2019
Vox: The Only Way to ‘Do Something’ About Gun Violence is Nationwide Confiscation

In the aftermath of two horrific shootings over one weekend, Vox is quite comfortable calling for what the anti-gun left has wanted in this country since the lat 1960’s — full-on gun confiscation. But let’s be clear about precisely what kind of decision is letting events like this recur, most recently in Dayton and El Paso. Congress’s decision not...
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East Pittburgh, PA idles police department. Now residents regret it.

August 13, 2019
East Pittburgh, PA idles police department.  Now residents regret it.

Last year, because of the demands of a few radical activists, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s elected officials made the decision to eliminate their local police department. Now, months later, those radical activists are gone along with police. And the locals are complaining about rising crime and a lack of police presence. The debate about idling...
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VIDEO: Bodycam Exonerates Homeowner Who Was Shot By Deputy From Outside His Home

August 12, 2019
VIDEO: Bodycam Exonerates Homeowner Who Was Shot By Deputy From Outside His Home

On June 14th, a Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy shot a “fiercely-patriotic” gun-owning homeowner in Simpsonville, South Carolina. For weeks, the department contended that the homeowner had jerked open his front door and pointed a handgun at the responding officer. But bodycam video that was just released shows a very different story. The video shows...
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25th Anniversary of Nation’s Longest-Running NRA Youth Shooting Camp at Darnall’s

August 5, 2019
25th Anniversary of Nation’s Longest-Running NRA Youth Shooting Camp at Darnall’s

Watching young people gain self-empowerment and confidence shooting handguns makes me happy. That serves as the payoff for me and my fellow GSL Defense Training instructors at America’s longest-running NRA Youth Shooting Camp in Bloomington, Ilinois. Darnall’s GunWorks and Ranges hosts the kids each year for a four-day, three-night gun camp on their property....
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