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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.


Boch’s Daily Read

January 21, 2019
Boch’s Daily Read

God bless my mom.  She enjoys reading the previous day's news in the dead tree.  Of course, I haven't subscribed to a newspaper since a couple of years out of college.  Frankly, newspaper subscriptions are following land-line telephones and buggy whips. So where do I get my news each day?  For starters: Drudge Report: ...
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Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing 2.0

January 20, 2019
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing 2.0

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act into law this past week. The bill enacts all manner of onerous and expensive regulations upon dealers, with up to $10,000 in civil penalties for each and every violation. The bill's advocates claim that Illinois gun dealers need more supervision. "40 percent of guns...
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Armed Bounty Hunters Get The Wrong Guy in Virginia [VIDEO]

January 20, 2019
Armed Bounty Hunters Get The Wrong Guy in Virginia [VIDEO]

What happens when you have the same name as a guy with an outstanding federal warrant and who has skipped bail? In states like Virginia that have "bail bondsmen" operating, you too might find a bounty hunter on your doorstep. A literal body snatcher. That very scenario happened December 29th in Prince William County,...
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BOCH: Illinois – Where to from here?

January 17, 2019
BOCH:  Illinois – Where to from here?

by John Boch The 2018 midterm elections brought a surprisingly high turnout nationwide, including right here in Illinois.  With the votes tallied, Illinois’ Michael Madigan gained a Democrat supermajority in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly.   And JB Pritzker as governor. Land of Lincoln residents and business will get more taxes and fewer...
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TOXIC FEMININITY? Think Progress Editor Thinks Chicago Armed Robbery Victim Should Have Given It Up Instead of Shooting Her Attacker Dead

January 16, 2019
brady

A lot of us in Illinois enjoyed the story of the 25-year-old Chicago woman who struck down a goblin early one morning while waiting for a bus.  He ran up to the bus stop, stuck a pistol in her face and told her to give it up.  She gave it up alright, bringing up...
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Prepare to Defend Yourself & Assert Your Rights: The life you save may be your own.

January 16, 2019
Prepare to Defend Yourself & Assert Your Rights:  The life you save may be your own.

by Steve Davis GSL Immediate Past President Image by Oleg Volk.  Used with permission. We defend your right to defend yourself. I’ve put forward that GSL mission statement on every stage and every platform during my tenure as president. We have remained true to that mission statement in years past, and will continue to...
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Justice and the Law: Without confidence in the rule of law, people take matters into their own hands

January 15, 2019
Justice and the Law:  Without confidence in the rule of law, people take matters into their own hands

by Steve Davis, Esq. Guns Save Life Immediate Past President When I graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1979, I purchased a class ring. I still have that ring and frequently think about the Latin inscription on the ring “Lex Ancillary Justitiae.”  Roughly translated the inscription means that the law is subordinate...
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The first step to staying safe: Recognizing that evil exists

January 14, 2019
The first step to staying safe: Recognizing that evil exists

By Warren Lind In the last couple of months America has witnessed three high-profile murders of women who were exercising or playing sports alone: 1.  Mollie Tibbetts.  A knife-wielding illegal alien raped and then murdered this Iowa coed as she jogged alone. 2.  Cella Barquin Aramaean.  This Iowa coed and golf star, while playing...
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OPEN CARRY: In a word, don’t.

January 13, 2019
OPEN CARRY:  In a word, don’t.

  by Steve Davis, Esq. Guns Save Life Immediate Past President Greg Ellifritz always delivers some of the best presentations among the distinguished cadre at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference.  Based in Ohio, he works as a cop during the day and does top tier training on the side as the principal of Active Response...
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Teachers, Schools & Guns: Yes, we have armed teachers in Illinois

January 12, 2019
Teachers, Schools & Guns:  Yes, we have armed teachers in Illinois

It’s no longer a matter “if” we should arm teachers. Today, it’s about implementing armed teachers nationwide. by John Boch Remember when we had to fight state by state to educate people on the proven benefits and public safety associated with right-to-carry?  Today we face similar battles when it comes to good guy guns...
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