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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.


Africa safer than Chicago? For one family with two of six kids killed in Chicago, yes.

September 7, 2012
Africa safer than Chicago?  For one family with two of six kids killed in Chicago, yes.

I’m not a big Neil Diamond fan, but one song he’s got has resonated with me and many others for decades now.  “America”, or sometimes known as “Coming to America” was released in 1980, at the end of the disastrous Jimmy Carter presidency and by 1981 it was a number one hit. http://youtu.be/FFwSzZQ4MVI A...
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NBC Chicago: GunNews is worth reading.

September 6, 2012
NBC Chicago:  GunNews is worth reading.

We at Guns Save Life are pretty proud of our GunNews Magazine, which serves as our monthly journal, done on an all-volunteer basis, primarily by John Naese and John Boch. We’ve been publishing it for upwards of twenty years.  Today we publish 14,000 copies each month, which get mailed to our members and distributed...
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Dianne Feinstein proposes Democrat-sponsored ban on American’s favorite rifle.

September 6, 2012
Dianne Feinstein proposes Democrat-sponsored ban on American’s favorite rifle.

And Democrats wonder why they are often labelled the party of gun control, especially urban Democrats? Here’s Dianne Feinstein, a sitting Democrat Senator from California, advocating a Democrat-sponsored ban America’s favorite, best-selling rifle and tens of millions of other guns yesterday at the Democrat National Convention.  Is she nuts? She’s probably not aware that...
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Despite training, public awareness, and five-figure wrongful arrest settlements, some still don’t know the law on transporting guns in Illinois

September 6, 2012
Despite training, public awareness, and five-figure wrongful arrest settlements, some still don’t know the law on transporting guns in Illinois

Springfield, IL (Guns Save Life) – A new member of Guns Save Life in Springfield, a retired career military officer, has begun fanny pack carrying and was seeking some clarification on how to transport his firearms legally in Illinois. Following advice in a recent issue of GunNews, he found the “Transport Your Firearm Legally”...
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Albino buck found dead near Charleston, IL

September 5, 2012
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One of our Guns Save Life members found this rare albino buck and sixteen other deer  dead, from Bluetongue disease, a viral infection. The albino deer shown was found east of Charleston, Illinois along the Embarras river.    
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Latest from Harvard: Gun control is counter-productive to reducing crime, suicides

September 5, 2012
Latest from Harvard:  Gun control is counter-productive to reducing crime, suicides

We at Guns Save Life have been working to educate folks that anti-gun laws, or “gun control” as the mainstream media likes to say, is a contributing factor, and not the solution to criminal violence. Well, it seems the gents in the ivory towers at Harvard have been stunned to find that adding gun...
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Right to Carry Town Hall Meeting: Saturday, September 15 in Bloomington.

September 5, 2012
Right to Carry Town Hall Meeting: Saturday, September 15 in Bloomington.

The good folks at the Illinois State Rifle Association are hosting a right-to-carry town hall meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10am to noon. The event will be held at the Double Tree Hotel at 10 Brickyard Drive in Bloomington. ISRA Executive Director Rich Pearson and other officers and directors of ISRA will...
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Another reason why you should carry at Wal-mart…

September 5, 2012
Another reason why you should carry at Wal-mart…

  Guy watches for a customer to buy something he wanted then follows the customer out to the parking lot and robs him.  That’s a lot easier than getting a job and earning the money to pay for something we suppose.  Until someone pulls a licensed gun and shoots Mr. Armed Robber DRT.  ...
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Grace McKee: The heart of the matter – Why we carry

September 5, 2012
Grace McKee:  The heart of the matter – Why we carry

  Grace McKee over at Packing Pretty had a great piece a while back that we really enjoyed, but did not have space in GunNews to reprint it. We bring it to you here.  Enjoy.  It’s well worth the read.   …Carrying a firearm is a sacrifice, a continual sacrifice. We sacrifice money (and...
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Tech Time: The Charles Lancaster

September 5, 2012
Tech Time:  The Charles Lancaster

Tech Time Presentation by Phil Davis Reprinted from the Feb 2012 issue of GunNews. Phil, as usual, brought something rare and unusual to the meeting for members to see, a “ball and shot gun” by the Charles Lancaster company. It featured “invisible rifling” which was octagonal rifling that was for all intents and purposes...
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