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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.


Tuscaloosa schools teach self-reliance and it’s news… FIGHT BACK against attackers

September 4, 2012
Tuscaloosa schools teach self-reliance and it’s news…  FIGHT BACK against attackers

Gun owners, especially those who own firearms and have trained in personal defense, are keenly aware that a firearm can even the score against multiple violent criminal assailants, or aid the old, weak or disabled from a bigger, stronger violent predator. Many in our society believe hiding or surrendering to violent attackers is the...
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Calm, cool and collected under fire: Security guard bests armed trio of robbers

September 4, 2012
Calm, cool and collected under fire:  Security guard bests armed trio of robbers

  Here’s a video of a security guard, who we believe is probably a shooter recreationally, stepping up to stop a trio of armed robbers cold at an Internet cafe in Florida.  By the way, what is it with all the Internet cafe robberies in Florida, anyway? Here’s the video from CNN.  H/t to...
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The Holocaust and the War Against Gun Ownership

September 4, 2012
The Holocaust and the War Against Gun Ownership

A picture worth fighting for… (GunNews) – Some say a picture is worth a thousand words.  We believe this one above by Oleg Volk is worth volumes. The April 2011 issue of GunNews featured some Holocaust imagery and a few weeks after it was published, all hell broke loose.   Media outlets across Illinois...
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Warning: Graphic. Barack Obama, of Mr. Fast and Furious fame isn’t campaigning for other Dems

September 3, 2012
Warning: Graphic. Barack Obama, of Mr. Fast and Furious fame isn’t campaigning for other Dems

  That’s a real shame, we believe. The man whose administration brought us Fast and Furious, otherwise known as Project Gunwalker to many of us, is said by a Wall St. Journal reporter to not be campaigning for anyone but himself, despite his bully pulpit. The president does almost no fundraising for Senate or...
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UPDATED: Chicago’s crime wave out of control, but Rahm sends 50 Chicago cops to Democrat National Convention

September 3, 2012
UPDATED:  Chicago’s crime wave out of control, but Rahm sends 50 Chicago cops to Democrat National Convention

  UPDATED Sept 4.  Chicago’s crime wave continues unabated, but Mayor Rahm “The Godfather” Emanuel finds a way to send fifty of Chicago’s finest to Charlotte, N.C. to babysit Democrats at their convention. How typical. Despite Crime Wave, 50 Chicago Police Sent to Dem Convention Only days after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked for...
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Great Britain lunacy: 4 home invaders attack, two shot, homeowners arrested

September 3, 2012
Great Britain lunacy:  4 home invaders attack, two shot, homeowners arrested

Great Britain has enjoyed high rates of burglary and other crime in the past few decades thanks to their government’s criminal-coddling attitudes and the lack of any modern-day right to self-defense from criminal attack in the nation that pioneered the Common Law right to self-defense. With decisions come consequences, and the British people electing...
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A classic: Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon

September 2, 2012
A classic:  Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon

This is a classic from Police One by Ron Avery on dealing with armed civilians with carry licenses.   Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon With 48 of our 50 states allowing some form of CCW permit, the possibility of encountering a law-abiding, pro-law enforcement person carrying a gun is significant, and...
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Suspend Second Amendment Rights by Bureau of Land Management?

September 1, 2012
Suspend Second Amendment Rights by Bureau of Land Management?

A troubling report from David Codrea… If a bunch of hippies want to set up a little city somewhere and have a good old time, that’s their prerogative.  But since when do Federal agencies have the ability to suspend Constitutional rights on a whim at these locations? BLM declares Burning Man Second Amendment-free zone...
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Korean War history books available!

September 1, 2012
Korean War history books available!

The Illinois Korean Memorial Association in Springfield has published a booklet entitled, “A Brief History of the Korean War.” The booklet will be distributed to Illinois schools and libraries at no charge. To purchase a copy, send a $10 check or money order to Illinois Korean Memorial Association, Box 8554, Springfield, IL 62791. Tax...
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PRODUCT REVIEW Nebo weapon light: two thumbs down!

September 1, 2012
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  by John Boch (GunNews) – While wandering through the Wal-Mart sporting goods section looking for door prizes for one of our recent GSL Defense Training NRA Personal Protection classes, I spotted a Nebo Protec weapon-light to accompany the usual gun cleaning kits and safety gear door prize fodder. My first impressions were all...
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