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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.


Illinois ‘SOCIAL MEDIA CHECK FOR GUN OWNERS’ bill introduced

January 25, 2019
Illinois ‘SOCIAL MEDIA CHECK FOR GUN OWNERS’ bill introduced

Gun owners in Illinois now face a new threat:  Daniel Didech, a Democrat from Buffalo Grove, introduced a bill to have the Illinois State Police search through all of your online social media accounts before issuing you a FOID card or a renewal.  That's right:  Didech wants you to give the ISP access to...
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Machine Gun Shoot Saturday, Jan 26th in Teutopolis, IL

January 25, 2019
Machine Gun Shoot Saturday, Jan 26th in Teutopolis, IL

  Countyline Shooting Center and Arch Arms have put together a Machine Gun Shoot for Saturday, Jan 26th. 17870 E. 1800th Ave Teutopolis. Festivities begin at 9am.  Young people are welcome, while accompanied by mom or dad. Don't worry about long johns, hats and gloves.  This one will be indoors.  Yes, it's on an...
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ILLINOIS’ OWN TRAYVON MARTIN/GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CASE: James Love Self-Defense Trial Underway in Knox County!

January 24, 2019
ILLINOIS’ OWN TRAYVON MARTIN/GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CASE:  James Love Self-Defense Trial Underway in Knox County!

The first degree murder trial of James Love continues today, and all sides seem to suggest that it will wrap up by Friday.  It began Tuesday in Galesburg, IL with jury selection.  Love, a 59-year-old respected local farmer, claims he fired in self-defense after coming under attack from a drunk 19-year-old body-builder named Xavier...
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ILLINOIS GUN BAN INTRODUCED: Any semi-auto rifle, pistol that can accept 10+ rd. magazine plus most semi-auto shotguns

January 24, 2019
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That did not take long.  Despite Governor JB Pritzker saying that he didn't know that lawmakers would push for a gun ban this year, it has arrived.  Senator Julie Morrison filed SB-107 yesterday.  It would ban all semi-auto rifles and pistols that can accept a 10+ round magazine.  That eliminates virtually all of the best...
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My First Pistol And Why I Bought It: The Beretta 92

January 24, 2019
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Back about a million years ago, after graduating college, I decided I needed a handgun. At the same time, I didn't even know what I didn't know about guns and shooting. However, I had seen Lethal Weapon and I liked the gun Riggs carried: the Beretta 92. I especially liked the Christmas tree scene...
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IMPO’TENT! George Takei promotes Pittsburgh gun control gun fundraiser… Nets them a whole $200

January 23, 2019
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A Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania man running a fundraiser for gun control learned a valuable lesson last week.  Ron Gaydos thought celeb George Takei's promotion to 10 million followers would result in a flood of donations for Mr. Gaydos' beloved gun control. In the end, Takei's post netted Gaydos a mere $200.  More than enough...
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CRIME IN CHICAGO: Posterboy burglar sentenced to 371 years since ’91, catches another burglary charge

January 23, 2019
CRIME IN CHICAGO:  Posterboy burglar sentenced to 371 years since ’91, catches another burglary charge

Those looking to why Chicago has turned into such a cesspool of crime need look no further than Walter Miller, 61.  Mr. Miller's chosen career field involves burglary and home invasion.  See, he likes to steal other people's stuff.  And because it's Illinois, he victimizes a bunch of people, spends a couple of years...
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GUNS PROTECT FAMILIES! Houston homeowner repels FIVE home invaders, kills three in ROBUST crime scene

January 23, 2019
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A 20-year-old Houston homeowner armed with an AK-47-style rifle fought back as a home invasion crew stormed his home around 1am Saturday morning. After an extensive gun battle, the homeowner shot all five intruders, killing three.  None of the residents were wounded in the extended melee. Photos show a very robust crime scene, to...
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Russian Military Set to Adopt the 9×21 Udav “Boa Constrictor” Pistol

January 23, 2019
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Old mother Russia has surely noticed the advancements in handgun design in the West over the past couple of decades.  More than enough time to evaluate what works and what doesn't.  So it should surprise nobody that this spring, they will begin replacement of their 70-year-old Makarov pistols with a new 9×21 gun called...
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Bigotry Against Gun Owners Keeps Washington’s Lt. Governor From State of the State Address

January 23, 2019
Bigotry Against Gun Owners Keeps Washington’s Lt. Governor From State of the State Address

Bigotry and prejudice shows up in surprising places.  For instance, the Washington State Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib refused to preside over the governor's State of the State address Tuesday because he "felt vulnerable" in the House chamber.  Why did the Democrat Lt. Gov. "feel vulnerable"?  Because licensed good guys can carry concealed weapons in...
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