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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.


11-Year-Old Girl Brings Her AR-15 to Idaho Statehouse for a Hearing, Internet Melts Down

March 10, 2020
11-Year-Old Girl Brings Her AR-15 to Idaho Statehouse for a Hearing, Internet Melts Down

The great 2020 Virginia Gun Rights Rally last month has shown that pushing back twice as hard against gun control gets results. America’s gun owners turned out in Virginia and they brought their guns to make their point. Now, an 11-year-old girl has done the same in an Idaho statehouse hearing. Bailey Nielsen, 11,...
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‘Criminal Justice Reform’ Traced to Seven Horrific Chicago Crimes in the Last 90 Days

March 10, 2020
‘Criminal Justice Reform’ Traced to Seven Horrific Chicago Crimes in the Last 90 Days

An 18-year-old felon (pictured above) out on $200 bail for attacking police officers (allegedly) shot his Michigan State University girlfriend in the face with a handgun, killing her. Cops say another man also free on $200 bail emptied his illegally possessed revolver into another man, killing him. Then there’s the 19-year-old out on $500...
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IN MEMORIAM: JIM BUTLER Services Wednesday, March 11th

March 6, 2020
IN MEMORIAM:  JIM BUTLER  Services Wednesday, March 11th

With a heavy heart, we report that the great Jim Butler passed away Tuesday, March 3rd. Butler Funeral Homes (unknown if related) is handling his services. James “Jim” W. Butler, 84, of Springfield, died at 8:17 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center. Jim was born June 9, 1935, in Jacksonville,...
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Feds nab Central Illinois gun store smash & grab burglars

March 5, 2020

Feds say they caught up with Central Illinois gunshop smash and grab artists who stole dozens of firearms since Christmas.  They hit shops in five counties.  Until their good fortune ran out. Of course, wearing distinctive clothing didn’t exactly make it hard to find these clowns. From the US Attorney’s Office: Two Peoria Men...
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WORDS HAVE MEANING: The Semantics of Manipulation

March 4, 2020

  by John Ross Semantics: the historical and psychological study and the classification of changes in the signification of words or forms viewed as factors in linguistic development What is wrong with Conservatives and supporters of the Second-Amendment? Why, in spite of their best efforts, do they continue to lose ground to those on...
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Empty Holsters: Don’t be one.

March 4, 2020

by Dominic Visione If you hang around cops enough (in a social setting, not while in custody) you may hear them refer to a colleague as an “empty holster.” Empty holsters are typically officers who are assigned to an administrative job, i.e, driving a desk instead of working patrol or investigations. Sometimes people drive...
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1966 Update. *May* be called soon.

March 4, 2020
1966 Update.  *May* be called soon.

The Governor and leaders of the gun grabbers in Springfield sent ISP Director Brendan “Empty Holster” Kelly to the capitol yesterday.  His mission:  to round up a couple of Senators to vote for imposing $200 FOID cards upon Illinois residents and making them submit to fingerprints like criminals to exercise their fundamental right to...
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ALERT: Senate Judiciary Committee may hear SB-1966 – FINGERPRINTS FOR FOID bill TODAY. Vote likely to follow. CALL YOUR SENATOR.

March 3, 2020
ALERT:  Senate Judiciary Committee may hear SB-1966 – FINGERPRINTS FOR FOID bill TODAY.  Vote likely to follow.  CALL YOUR SENATOR.

Motions to Concur with House Amendments 1-3 for SB 1966 just got assigned to the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee.  This is a formality that must be held prior to a vote on concurrence. The Judiciary committee meeting has been postponed to 3:30 so they could post it for committee as late as 2:30 p.m....
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The Illinois State Police want MO’ Money!

March 2, 2020

(GSL/TTAG) – As we’ve reported, the State of Illinois has skimmed off tens of millions in unspent funds from the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Fund. Monies designated to fund enforcement of the Land of Lincoln’s gun licensing schemes. Now, after failing to spend those monies, the empty holster ISP director wants higher gun...
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FRONT PAGE USA TODAY: My trip to the Richmond rally

March 2, 2020

GSL Member E.S. shared details of his remarkable trip to Richmond, Virginia with Guns Save Life members in several cities in February. He participated along with tens of thousands of other gun owners protesting efforts by radical gun grabbers to curtail Virginians’ civil rights involving guns. The Virginia Citizens Defense League had its annual...
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