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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.


VIDEO – ANTIFA member shot dead after drawing down Eugene, OR cops… in a school!

February 2, 2019
Antifa Firearms Instructor

Charlie Landeros, aged old enough to know better, loved his far-left activism. He belonged to an armed Antifa group we've covered, training "oppressed peoples" in armed self-defense. And now he's no longer with us after drawing down on two Eugene, Oregon police officers who attempted to arrest him at a Eugene middle school there. Police...
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FULL RUNDOWN: Not Guilty Verdict in Illinois ‘George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin 2.0’ Murder Trial

February 2, 2019
LoveNOTGUILTY

A jury in Galesburg, IL found respected local farmer James Love (above) not guilty in the shooting death of Xavier Hartman. Love used a gun to defend himself against an aggressive, drunk 19-year-old body builder on that fateful night in 2018. Since then he's waged an expensive legal fight against a politically-motivated Assistant State's...
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COPS: Jussie Smollett attack NEVER HAPPENED. Will he face charges for false police report?

February 2, 2019
COPS:  Jussie Smollett attack NEVER HAPPENED.  Will he face charges for false police report?

The "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claims he found himself the victim of a hate crime earlier this week, on one of the coldest nights in Chicago this year.  Because, you know, "this is MAGA country" "rednecks" prowl the streets on bitterly cold nights looking for black actors to beat down.  According to police, one...
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St. Louis PD Brass Misleads Press on Officer’s ‘Russian Roulette’ Death

January 28, 2019
St. Louis PD Brass Misleads Press on Officer’s ‘Russian Roulette’ Death

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Commissioner John W. Hayden Jr. has some explaining to do.  Initially, he told reporters that a young police officer's death came as a result of "an accidental discharge" of a weapon.  In reality, two of his officers played 'Russian roulette' and it did not end well for either of them....
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GSL DECATUR coming April 3rd!

January 27, 2019
GSL20th080

We proudly announcing that Guns Save Life will host its SEVENTH monthly meeting location in Decatur starting April 3rd.   Yep, you bet.  The meeting will take place at Coz's Pizza, 1405 East Village Parkway, Mt Zion, IL 62549.  Dinner and conversation start around 5:30ish.  The 'meeting' begins at 7pm.   The steering committee team has worked...
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AskMen Says Men Should Ditch Obsolete Skills… Like Hunting

January 25, 2019
AskMen Says Men Should Ditch Obsolete Skills…  Like Hunting

AskMen, the self-professed "experts" in men's lifestyle for almost 20 years, say men should give up obsolete skills in today's world.  And they place hunting as skill #1 men should ditch "to be the kind of man who's tops in the near future."  Really.  But it gets better. Ian Stobber wrote the piece for...
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How to file Illinois General Assembly **WITNESS SLIPS**

January 25, 2019
How to file Illinois General Assembly **WITNESS SLIPS**

In the Illinois General Assembly, bills under consideration first go through a committee hearing.  While lobbyists for gun rights groups will often enter oral testimony for or against a bill concerning firearms in these committee hearings, you too can enter your support or opposition electronically through “Witness Slips”.   Frankly, our legislators can’t know...
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HEAVY TRAFFIC ALERT: GSL website struggling. Snowed under with traffic.

January 25, 2019
HEAVY TRAFFIC ALERT:  GSL website struggling.  Snowed under with traffic.

Some folks have said that the GSL website is down.  No, it's not down.  It can only handle about 500 connections at once and if you're not one of those first 500, you get a 503 error or some other one.  Or the server omits the pictures. I share your pain.  I intended to...
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NOT GUILTY! James Love NOT GUILTY of Murder

January 25, 2019
NOT GUILTY!  James Love NOT GUILTY of Murder

Well, folks, that didn't take long.  The jury in the Knox County, IL murder trial of James Love came back with NOT GUILTY.  Not only did they acquit the 59-year-old respected farmer, they didn't even drag out deliberations long enough for a free lunch.  Yes, it took them barely an hour to select a...
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ILLINOIS ‘SOCIAL MEDIA CHECK FOR GUN OWNERS’ BILL: In Illinois, The State Has a Thousand Eyes

January 25, 2019
ILLINOIS ‘SOCIAL MEDIA CHECK FOR GUN OWNERS’ BILL:  In Illinois, The State Has a Thousand Eyes

Illinois General Assembly – Bill Status for HB0888 Filed by Rep. Daniel Didech (Democrat – Buffalo Grove) Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall conduct a search of the purchasers' social media accounts available to the public to determine if there is any...
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