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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.


KATHLEEN WILLIS’ RACIST GUN CONTROL: SB 1966 House Amendment 1 – Makes Gun Ownership Onerous and Expensive

May 16, 2019
KATHLEEN WILLIS’ RACIST GUN CONTROL: SB 1966 House Amendment 1 –  Makes Gun Ownership Onerous and Expensive

Kathleen Willis hates black people.  And poor people.   Her latest gun control proposal, Senate Bill 1966 (House Amendment One), effectively prices gun ownership right out of the reach of poor residents of Illinois.  It would require spending upwards of $150 or more just to receive a FOID card.  Once again, the poor, inner city...
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Guns Save Life Challenges Illinois’ FOID Act with NRA Support

May 15, 2019
Guns Save Life Challenges Illinois’ FOID Act with NRA Support

With the support of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Guns Save Life filed a lawsuit today in Illinois state court challenging the state’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) Act. The FOID Act requires individuals to pass an extended background check, provide a photo, and pay a fee before being granted government...
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The Critical Importance of Teaching Gun Safety to Your Kids

May 13, 2019
The Critical Importance of Teaching Gun Safety to Your Kids

by Josh Montgomery Earlier this year, two 9-year-old boys—Sam Gonzales and Landry Collins—found a gun in Pleasant Grove, Utah. This might sound like the...
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Chuck Norris & Other Sights at NRA Indy 2019

May 1, 2019


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Kathleen Willis’ “Gun Control Working Group” Meets Again… More legislation coming

April 30, 2019
Kathleen Willis’ “Gun Control Working Group” Meets Again…  More legislation coming

So, Kathleen Willis, the former librarian turned gun control crusader in the Illinois House of Representatives is at it again.  She brought her little gun control working group together.  She’s tweaked her House Bill 96 “Amendment #1” and has a new bill set to drop Wednesday or Thursday this week.  And we’ve got our...
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11 Tips For Journalists Who Want To Cover Guns Like Old School Objective Reporters

April 30, 2019
11 Tips For Journalists Who Want To Cover Guns Like Old School Objective Reporters

Just in time for the NRA convention — or frankly any time of the year — a Guns Save Life member submitted this list of suggestions to me for reporters who want to be real reporters.  As opposed to shills who simply regurgitate the talking points from a press release from an anti-gun group....
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In Praise of the Absence of a Manual Safety

April 30, 2019
In Praise of the Absence of a Manual Safety


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“Affordable Bail” puts us ALL in Danger

April 30, 2019
“Affordable Bail” puts us ALL in Danger


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Read the Illinois Attorney General’s Brief in the Brown FOID Case

April 30, 2019
Read the Illinois Attorney General’s Brief in the Brown FOID Case


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A New Zealand Gun Owner’s Plea For Help

April 27, 2019
A New Zealand Gun Owner’s Plea For Help


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