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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.


Chicago (home of Illinois’ strictest gun control) isn’t safe: Over 75% of homicides unsolved, year to date

August 21, 2012
Chicago (home of Illinois’ strictest gun control) isn’t safe:  Over 75% of homicides unsolved, year to date

Chicago (Guns Save Life) – Homicides in Chicago have spiked dramatically this year, up 27% over 2011 as of August 16, 2012.  The shocking truth, though, is that over three-quarters of homicides in Chicago have gone unsolved, according to sources inside the Chicago Police Department. According to Second City Cop, only 80 of 336...
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Edwards County State’s Attorney announces refusal to charge FOID holders for concealed carry

August 21, 2012
Edwards County State’s Attorney announces refusal to charge FOID holders for concealed carry

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) – A prosecutor in Southern Illinois won’t enforce the state’s ban on carrying loaded, concealed handguns and other state’s attorneys may soon announce the same policy. State’s Attorney Mike Valentine said he believes it’s unconstitutional for Illinois to prohibit people from carrying loaded firearms in public. If you’re otherwise law-abiding,...
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USCCA: Criminals and the Guns They Carry

August 20, 2012
USCCA:  Criminals and the Guns They Carry

  US Concealed Carry has a great article by Greg Ellifritz on studying your enemy to better understand and defeat him. An excerpt:   “If you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu said this more than 2000 years ago in...
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Get your Burma on!

August 20, 2012
Get your Burma on!

by John Naese, GSL Sign Committee chair At the September meeting, you’ll have the chance to create some new Burma-type slogans for Guns Save Life’s famous roadside signs. Start thinking now.  We want these to be clean, have some rhyme, and be something that a family with kids traveling down the Interstate can read...
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UPDATED! Blockbuster announcement: McLean Co. State’s Attorney says “No charges for FOID holders merely exercising 2nd Amendment rights”

August 20, 2012
UPDATED!  Blockbuster announcement:  McLean Co. State’s Attorney says “No charges for FOID holders merely exercising 2nd Amendment rights”

Bloomington, IL (Guns Save Life) – McLean County State’s Attorney Ron Dozier is set to announce publicly today, Monday, August 2o, to the media and residents of McLean County, Illinois, his decision not to prosecute Firearm Owner Identification Card holders who are arrested for merely possessing a concealed weapon in violation of Illinois’ prohibition...
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Pheasants Forever Young Guns come to Foosland Sportsman’s Club

August 19, 2012
Pheasants Forever Young Guns come to Foosland Sportsman’s Club

PHOTO GALLERY Foosland, IL (Guns Save Life) – The Ford County Pheasants Forever Young Guns group brought their very successful youth trap, rifle and splatter-board shoot to the Foosland Sportsman’s Club on Sunday, August 5th. Between sixty and seventy kids participated at the event which saw shooting for about four hours.  There was absolutely...
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U.S. troops ordered to carry loaded guns on base.

August 18, 2012
U.S. troops ordered to carry loaded guns on base.

U.S. troops have long been tasked with fighting with one hand tied behind their backs with silly, politically correct rules of engagement. You know, things like, “we can’t target enemy combatants because they’ve run into a building that might be a mosque or might have “innocent” civilians inside.”  That’s not how we successfully prosecuted...
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Which Shooting School Is For You? How to Choose the Right Training Class

August 16, 2012
Which Shooting School Is For You?  How to Choose the Right Training Class

  The Daily Caller has an excellent article on selecting a shooting school. We ran a similar article relating to training available in the midwest recently in GunNews and reprinted it here. Excerpt: You’ve chosen a school; I would like to pass along some information that might make your tuition dollars go further. This...
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SCANDALOUS: Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow shutting down…

August 15, 2012
SCANDALOUS:  Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow shutting down…

It’s been a bad couple of years for little Jeffrey Parsons, who first surfaced on the Guns Save Life radar in 2010 when his show rolled into Champaign-Urbana, IL and offered one of our Colt collectors $225 for a pair of $10,000+ Civil War-era Colts. The GSL-member and Colt collector owner had taken the...
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Darnall’s NRA Youth Camp 2012

August 14, 2012
Darnall’s NRA Youth Camp 2012

PHOTO GALLERY Bloomington, IL (Guns Save Life) – Darnall’s GunWorks and Ranges hosted their 18th annual National Rifle Association Youth Shooting Camp July 26-29th west of Bloomington, IL. One hundred thirty young people ages 8-16 showed up to enjoy a long weekend learning basic firearm safety and the safe and responsible use of firearms...
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