Welcome to GSL

This login is for the website administrators.

Please use the member login link in the main navigation bar to access the members sections.

Member Login
Lost your password?

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.


Illinois ‘Fingerprints for FOID Cards’ Fails To Pass

June 7, 2019
Illinois ‘Fingerprints for FOID Cards’ Fails To Pass


Read More »

MAKE ‘EM SQUIRM: Town Hall Meeting At Deerfield Public Library Tuesday, June 11th 6pm

June 7, 2019
MAKE ‘EM SQUIRM:  Town Hall Meeting At Deerfield Public Library Tuesday, June 11th 6pm

Our friends at the Illinois State Rifle Association are calling for good guy gun owners to show up at a “Town Hall” meeting in Deerfield…  We at Guns Save Life not only second that motion, but  we encourage members, friends and like-minded gun owners to show up and make them squirm.  Senator Julie Morrison...
Read More »

Illinois House Passes Bill Requiring Fingerprint Submission, Fees to Even Touch A Gun

May 30, 2019
Illinois House Passes Bill Requiring Fingerprint Submission, Fees to Even Touch A Gun

The Illinois House Wednesday passed a bill to require the submission of fingerprints, along with higher fees in order to own, shoot or even handle a firearm or ammunition. Kathleen Willis’ Amendments to SB-1966 would also end private firearm transfers and even require immediate family members gifted a firearm to report themselves to the...
Read More »

Yesterday’s Loss.

May 30, 2019
Yesterday’s Loss.

Yesterday, Kathleen Willis’ SB-1966 Amendments passed the Illinois House with 62 all-Democrat votes.  The bill would require any Illinois resident wishing to even touch a firearm to submit fingerprints, pay for your own background check and wait, wait, wait for the State Police to send a FOID card. It’s in the Senate today.  Clearly...
Read More »

ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Willis’ fails to whip votes for SB1966…

May 28, 2019
ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:  Willis’ fails to whip votes for SB1966…

Oh my!  What a three-ring circus in the Illinois General Assembly.  Here’s the latest*:  Kathleen Willis didn’t call her SB1966 today in the Illinois House because she didn’t have the 60 votes necessary to pass it.  Yes, Kathleen Willis is now in the leadership of the Illinois House, albeit in a minor position.  Yes,...
Read More »

Memorial Day 2019

May 27, 2019
Memorial Day 2019


Read More »

CALL TO ACTION: Witness Slips Needed on Willis’ Latest Racist Gun Grab Bill

May 26, 2019
CALL TO ACTION:  Witness Slips Needed on Willis’ Latest Racist Gun Grab Bill

From our friends at Illinois Carry. This Cannot Stand! In her continuing effort to end our Second Amendment rights in Illinois, Representative Willis last week filed two new amendments to her “Fix the FOID” bill, SB1966 HFA1.  The new amendments, designed to remove the opposition of certain Chicago legislators, in no way makes this legislation...
Read More »

KATHLEEN WILLIS, TAKE 2: Willis Files Amendment 2 to SB1966… effectively blocks anyone from FOID, gun transfer…

May 24, 2019
KATHLEEN WILLIS, TAKE 2:  Willis Files Amendment 2 to SB1966…  effectively blocks anyone from FOID, gun transfer…


Read More »

FILE WITNESS SLIPS: Kathleen Willis’ Racist Gun Bill in Hearing Tuesday!

May 20, 2019
FILE WITNESS SLIPS:  Kathleen Willis’ Racist Gun Bill in Hearing Tuesday!

The Witness Slips were opened in just the last few hours for SB1966 HOUSE AMENDMENT ONE Click here to file a witness slip in opposition to the bill.  (Be sure to select HCA 1 and not the ‘original bill’) Click here to see who’s filed slips for and against, as well as the count....
Read More »

Kathleen Willis: “We worked very hard together with gun advocates” in SB1966 HA1… her racist $150 FOID card bill

May 17, 2019
Kathleen Willis:  “We worked very hard together with gun advocates” in SB1966 HA1…  her racist $150 FOID card bill

So Kathleen Willis was interviewed by The Center Square about her racist gun control bill to price gun ownership out of the reach of inner-city people of color.  Just like the racists a hundred years ago did with Black Codes and Jim Crow gun control bills of that era. She said “we worked very...
Read More »