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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.


ALDERMEN SCARED! Chicago’s aldermen are frightened by crime and their constituents!

September 16, 2012
ALDERMEN SCARED!  Chicago’s aldermen are frightened by crime and their constituents!

  Chicago (GunNews) – How bad has the rampant violence plaguing Chicago gotten? It’s bad enough that the Chicago Sun-Times published a lengthy, shocking expose on how even Chicago’s Alderman are frightened by Chicago’s spiraling violent crime in general, and their own constituents in their districts  in particular. Chicago’s Aldermen have long been privileged...
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CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: Booming business for body removal services

September 16, 2012
CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE:  Booming business for body removal services

  The Obama economy is good for one industry besides firearms – at least in America’s second largest city:  body removal services. Oh yeah, 8 shot, 3 dead on a beautiful Saturday in Chicago. The Trib has the story… 8 wounded, 3 dead in city shootings A couple dozen people stood silent outside police...
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Are you friends with that John Boch guy?

September 16, 2012
Are you friends with that John Boch guy?

  If so, you’re not welcome to bring your guns to our gun buy back! Third Power (aka my pal Roy) over at Days of our Trailers writes about what we’ve been up to and how gun haters are losing at every turn and they aren’t handling it well.  
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We’re winning series: We’re killing them softly.

September 16, 2012
We’re winning series:  We’re killing them softly.

Sangamon County Rifle Association Guest Speaker Don Gwinn Don Gwinn began his presentation with a rousing analysis of the state of gun control in America today. He said a headline in The Onion summed things up nicely:  “Obama gives bold speech on gun control, alone, quietly, in his office with the lights off”. Gwinn...
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Glorification of Gangsta / Hip Hop Lifestyle at Chicago Funeral

September 15, 2012
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Photos courtesy Chicago Sun-Times. Life isn’t easy, but it’s a lot harder when you make poor decisions. Good parenting, education and a stable nuclear family are all important building blocks helpful to growing up a well-adjusted, civilized member of society. It instills a sense of right and wrong, the ability to make good decisions,...
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Obama expands BATF’s asset forfeiture powers

September 15, 2012
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    Asset forfeiture has always been a patently unconstitutional program since its inception. We might reconsider our view on this if anyone successfully challenging an asset forfeiture case to get triple damages plus legal fees from the offending agency – and some of that damages to come from those who made the seizures...
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Hypocrisy from Obama’s Justice Department

September 15, 2012
Hypocrisy from Obama’s Justice Department

by John Boch By now we’ve all seen Obama’s Department of Justice, under the leadership of Eric Holder, taking action to block voter ID laws in several states, claiming a mandatory photo ID requirement to vote disenfranchises poor, black voters of their civil rights. If we take that as in fact the case, even...
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Evansville, IN squirms and squeals in face of open carry lawsuit

September 15, 2012
Evansville, IN squirms and squeals in face of open carry lawsuit

  Evansville, IN police ejected a gentleman for lawfully open carrying his pistol at the Evansville Zoo back in 2011. The man, Ben Magenheimer, known to many was Titanium Frost on the Indiana Gun Owners forum, was at the zoo with his family minding his own business when police showed up and ordered him...
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Dick’s Sporting Goods new ammo purchase policy clarified…

September 14, 2012
Dick’s Sporting Goods new ammo purchase policy clarified…

(GunNews) – At least three members of Guns Save Life have approached our leadership asking, “What’s up with Dick’s?” in response to our members’ recent experiences purchasing ammunition at the store. “It’s a new law,” one member said he was told, while another member was told it was because the Dick’s chain is now...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Fenix TK-35

September 14, 2012
PRODUCT REVIEW:  Fenix TK-35

by John Boch (GunNews) – Got a satellite you need to signal?  Hunt nocturnal creatures where legal?  Like uber-bright flashlights?  If so, the Fenix TK-35 is the light for you. The Fenix TK-35. This portable torch, as the Brits call them, runs on four CR123A lithium batteries or two rechargeable lithium ion batteries (available...
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