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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.


Chicago has a pair of mass shootings Saturday night. And nobody cares.

August 4, 2019
Chicago has a pair of mass shootings Saturday night.  And nobody cares.

So, did you know that Chicago had a pair of seven-person victim mass shootings Saturday night?  Neither did anyone else.  Because the mainstream media obviously doesn’t really care when a bunch of African-Americans get shot down. It’s true.  Two incidents as reported by Hey Jackass.  Seven people maimed at each one inside Chicago. The...
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New Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act Drives Over 50% of FFLs Out-of-Business

July 31, 2019
New Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act Drives Over 50% of FFLs Out-of-Business

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act (GDLA) in January 2019, shortly after taking office. Despite claims from the bill’s sponsors that it would not impact dealers or cause any hardship, those predictions have not aged well. In reality, the new law has decimated gun dealers in the Land of...
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91% of Democrats See Political Violence Coming. What That May Mean for You

July 25, 2019
91% of Democrats See Political Violence Coming.  What That May Mean for You


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March for our Rights Saturday in Wheaton, IL

July 18, 2019
March for our Rights Saturday in Wheaton, IL

From our friends at the Illinois State Rifle Association…   Summary:  March For Our Rights, a student-led group, will rally in Wheaton on July 20 at Memorial Park at 10:00 am The student-led, nationwide “March For Our Rights” organization will hold their 2nd annual Chicagoland Rally in Wheaton on July 20, from 10am until...
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After Shooting, Chicago Democrat Advocates Residents Get Guns and Carry Permits

July 17, 2019
After Shooting, Chicago Democrat Advocates Residents Get Guns and Carry Permits

LaShawn Ford has served as an Illinois State Representative since 2007.  Like his fellow Chicago Democrat General Assembly members, he has been a fairly consistent vote against gun rights since, well, forever. But he recently appeared on radio station WLS-AM encouraging residents to arm themselves and get their carry licenses. What caused Rep. Ford’s...
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CHICAGO GUN BUYBACK: Guns Save Life Nets $2420 For NRA Youth Shooting Programs

July 15, 2019

Guns Save Life members netted our second biggest haul ever as we once again turned in broken-down, often rust-laden junk for perfectly good cash at a July 13th Chicago gun “buyback.” GSL will use the proceeds from this event to fund organized youth shooting programs, including sending young people to the nation’s longest-running NRA...
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Let’s crash Kathleen Willis & Don Harmon’s Town Hall Meetings! Hold them accountable! July 17 in Franklin Park

July 12, 2019

Illinois’ Gun Dealer Licensing takes effect on July 17th.  The very bill that Rep. Kathleen Willis spearheaded through the Illinois General Assembly.  The one that’s driven hundreds of Illinois gun dealers out of business with onerous fees and regulatory burdens. Senator Don Harmon did much the same for the Gun Dealer Licensing bill in...
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Space Available: Darnall’s NRA Youth Shooting Camp 2019… July 25-28, 2019

July 11, 2019


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Biden suggests “brass knuckle fight” and “physical revolution” against Republicans

June 21, 2019
Biden suggests “brass knuckle fight” and “physical revolution” against Republicans

In recent days, Joe Biden suggested a “brass knuckle fight” if Democrats can’t get their way in the US Senate.  In fact, he added that if Democrats can’t pass their agenda then perhaps it’s time to resort to physical revolution.  His exact words:  “Let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it.”...
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Swalwell’s Latest Gun Control Proposal: Universal Gun Registration, Gun Rationing, 200-Round Ammo Limit

June 21, 2019
Swalwell’s Latest Gun Control Proposal: Universal Gun Registration, Gun Rationing, 200-Round Ammo Limit


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