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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.


The Well Armed Woman in the Land of Lincoln

August 29, 2018
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by Lori Sanner Former TWAW Illinois State Co-coordinator The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) started in January of 2012.  Founded by Carrie Lightfoot of Scottsdale, AZ, the group serves  as a comprehensive resource for women shooters.   Right away, it filled a hunger from women for a place where women could network, ask questions, seek...
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Defining the threat. And training for it.

August 29, 2018
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by Steve Davis, Esq. President, Guns Save Life Just weeks ago, I helped instruct a concealed carry course to forty teachers and school staff.  Put on free for the school staff, the class served as collaborative donation by GSL Defense Training, Guns Save Life, and The DeWitt County Sportsman’s Club. The great group of...
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BAD NEWS FOR BLOOMBERG & WATTS: 7.14% of Americans Have Carry Licenses, Up 273% Since 2007

August 29, 2018
BAD NEWS FOR BLOOMBERG & WATTS:  7.14% of Americans Have Carry Licenses, Up 273% Since 2007

John Lott has released a new report that has a lot of bad news for the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex. His research shows that 7.14% of Americans now have concealed carry licenses. Incredibly, that number has exploded 273% since 2007. Clearly more and more Americans vote with their wallets when it comes to guns...
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A GOOD TIME TO LEAVE: Big fight at children’s restaurant in Norridge, IL (Cook County)

August 28, 2018
A GOOD TIME TO LEAVE:  Big fight at children’s restaurant in Norridge, IL (Cook County)

Hooligans brawling at a children's restaurant in Norridge, IL show a classic example of when law-abiding good guys and gals should drop their food and hit the nearest exit.  Seriously.  Don't worry about paying for the food or leaving a tip.  Just leave as quickly as possible before you or your loves ones become...
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Back to School: Carry Options for Students At Campus Carry Universities

August 28, 2018
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For the last two weeks, college students across America have headed back to school. Cars packed to the gills with stuff have unloaded into dorms and apartments. In addition to all the mini fridges, Xboxes, and hot plates, some of those students also have carry licenses. Even better, more states now allow licensed students...
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Walmart Faces Age Discrimination Complaint in Oregon Over Refused Gun Sale

August 28, 2018
Walmart Faces Age Discrimination Complaint in Oregon Over Refused Gun Sale

Mega-chain Walmart may have met its match in Hannah Brumbles, an 18-year-old Oregon woman.  See clerks at the St. Helens, OR Walmart refused to sell her a $209 Ruger 10/22, citing an arbitrary company policy discriminating against 18-20-year-olds.  Young Hanna seeks a $135,000 settlement.  Why that particular amount?  It's the same amount assessed against...
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A DIVERSION: Cubs don’t stand for anthem; game fans block Marine Corps flag detail from leaving field after Anthem (UPDATED)

August 28, 2018
A DIVERSION:  Cubs don’t stand for anthem; game fans block Marine Corps flag detail from leaving field after Anthem (UPDATED)

Get woke, go broke.  The NFL fumbled in their handling of the National Anthem protests at NFL games two or three years ago.  Their favorability and attendance at games has plummetted.  Now, it looks as though the disrespect to America's National Anthem has spread to the Major League Baseball.  Last night, only four of...
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TOTAL LOSER: FL gamer killer bought gun in Maryland, brought it to a “gun free” zone

August 27, 2018
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So Sunday, a 24-year-old loser lost a video game and decided he wanted to shoot the people who beat him.  That's right:  he thought shooting people over a stupid video game was some how going to make things "right" in his dysfunctional mind.  Can you spell l-o-s-e-r?  Not only that, but he shot up...
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QUEEN KATHLEEN WILLIS: You Gun Sanctuary *Scofflaws*!

August 23, 2018
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  Illinois' Queen of Gun Control Kathleen Willis (pictured) loves herself some gun control.  We have a state that's effectively bankrupt and losing upwards of 100,000 people every year due to poor economics and high taxes.  At the same time, Illinois State Rep. Queen Kathleen Willis surely spends a lot of time campaigning against...
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Richard Pearson’s Executive Director’s Message: FOID Cards, Scofflaw Counties,

August 23, 2018
Richard Pearson’s Executive Director’s Message:  FOID Cards, Scofflaw Counties,

One of the benefits of membership in ISRA is their weekly emailed messages from ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson.  Aside from the fact he never mentions Guns Save Life, oftentimes he has some good information that's well worth reading.  If you're not a member of ISRA, you should consider joining.  Of course, if you're...
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