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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.


REMINDER: Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke: ‘Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15.’

September 25, 2019
REMINDER:  Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke: ‘Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15.’

Failing campaign or not, Robert Francis O’Rourke makes it pretty clear where he’s at when it comes to America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15. Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15. — Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 13, 2019 He reiterated that line during the Democrat debate too. Nevermind his many arrests.  They were all in...
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WHY? Walmart’s a Charter Member of Everytown for Gun Safety’s ‘Responsible Firearms Retailer’ Partnership

September 25, 2019
WHY?  Walmart’s a Charter Member of Everytown for Gun Safety’s ‘Responsible Firearms Retailer’ Partnership

Walmart’s status as a charter member in good standing of Everytown for Gun Safety’s Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership program almost went unnoticed. Except an eagle-eyed member of the Tennessee Firearms Association caught it in recent days on the Walmart Corporate Policies and Guidelines page. Funny, Walmart didn’t mention that association in their public announcement...
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Mexico’s Gun Control Utopia Sets *Another* Record for Murders

September 25, 2019
Mexico’s Gun Control Utopia Sets *Another* Record for Murders

A strict ban on military calibers and military style guns. Only one gun store in the entire nation. Onerous licensing requirements for legal gun owners. Long prison terms for illegal possession of even a single round of illicit ammo. That sounds like utopia to America’s gun control advocates, right? Yet this describes the state...
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ONE STEP CLOSER TO MADIGAN: Federal agents raid offices, home of Sen. Martin Sandoval, a close Madigan ally

September 25, 2019
ONE STEP CLOSER TO MADIGAN:  Federal agents raid offices, home of  Sen. Martin Sandoval, a close Madigan ally

So, with the feds snooping around Senator Marty Sandoval’s offices and home, can we add him to the other investigations among people who are very close to Speaker Michael Madigan?  How long before the US Department of Justice releases indictments of a whole bunch of key Illinois Democrats? From The Center Square: Federal agents...
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AWESOME: Taurus G2c With a Keep Tinkering Trigger Upgrade… The best $200 pistol out there!

September 24, 2019
AWESOME:  Taurus G2c With a Keep Tinkering Trigger Upgrade…  The best $200 pistol out there!

Taurus USA has no love for me, and I no love for them. However, their uber-affordable G2c pistol is a very good value for a handgun, especially with a price of under $200 if you shop around. What’s more, with a $30 trigger upgrade from Keep Tinkering, the G2c becomes a terrific performer for...
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THE NEWEST THREAT TO GUN RIGHTS IN ILLINOIS: IL House “Gun Task Force” tasked with ‘Omnibus’ gun control bill

September 24, 2019
THE NEWEST THREAT TO GUN RIGHTS IN ILLINOIS:  IL House “Gun Task Force” tasked with ‘Omnibus’ gun control bill

Hang onto your hats, ladies and gentleman.  Michael Madigan doesn’t just want $200 FOID cards.  He wants an “Omnibus Gun Control Bill.”  And you can surely bet that doesn’t include lessening the number of prohibited locations for CCW holders and providing better services over at the Illinois State Police’s Firearms Services Bureau. The Center...
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Chicagoland political leaders bicker while the bodies pile still higher

September 10, 2019
Chicagoland political leaders bicker while the bodies pile still higher

Chicago’s broken, revolving door criminal justice system has led to trouble in paradise between Chicago’s new mayor Lori Lightfoot and her mayoral campaign opponent, County Board Chairwoman Toni Preckwinkle. Meanwhile, as the two powerful women bicker among one another, the bodies continue to pile higher in the Windy City. John Kass, the well-known Chicago...
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Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, others ask customers not to open carry

September 9, 2019
Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, others ask customers not to open carry

In a single-sentence statement Thursday, pharmacy giant Walgreens joined Walmart, Kroger, CVS and others in asking customers not to open carry in their stores. Walgreens Statement Regarding Open Carry in Our Stores 05 September 2019 We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other...
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Chicago’s Mayor stops blaming cops for crime. Now she blames *REPUBLICANS*

September 9, 2019
Chicago’s Mayor stops blaming cops for crime.  Now she blames *REPUBLICANS*

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot won election as Chicago’s Mayor earlier this year. Early into her term, she came right out and blamed the Chicago Police Department for the Windy City’s persistent, pervasive violence problem. Today, after a summer of violence that left 167 murdered and almost 900 maimed, Lightfoot now has a new target...
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Ginsburg Suffering from Malignant Pancreatic Cancer

August 23, 2019
Ginsburg Suffering from Malignant Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, now has malignant pancreatic cancer.  She just finished three weeks of radiation therapy, according to multiple  media sources.   There’s even a photo of a frail RBG leaning against a US Marshal as she entered her apartment. Here is the statement from the press office at the US Supreme Court: Justice Ruth...
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