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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.


PRODUCT REVIEW: Poor man’s power supply – Harbor Freight 800W genset

September 9, 2012
PRODUCT REVIEW:  Poor man’s power supply – Harbor Freight 800W genset

(GunNews) – Here’s a little genset that will provide portable power for anyone who’s considering a generator but doesn’t want to invest a lot of money. Harbor Freight has an inexpensive 800ish watt generator for $99.  With their 20% off coupon that’s usually in every issue of the NRA family of magazines (or Google...
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Mexico does what Eric Holder and the Obama administration could not: Bring a killer to justice.

September 9, 2012
Mexico does what Eric Holder and the Obama administration could not:  Bring a killer to justice.

Mexico does what Eric Holder and the Obama Administration could not:  Bring a killer to justice.   MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican police detained a man accused of fatally shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent almost two years ago in Arizona in a botched U.S. operation to track guns smuggled across the border, the...
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NYPD has a firearms training problem.

September 8, 2012
NYPD has a firearms training problem.

  First, NYPD cops shoot not one or two, or even three or four innocent bystanders while engaging the Empire State Building Shooter a couple of Fridays ago.  No, they shot all nine, scoring direct hits on some and ricochets with the others. Sure, part of that was the heavy, 12-pound trigger required on...
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Candid comments from the Democrat National Convention

September 8, 2012
Candid comments from the Democrat National Convention

We wrote earlier in the week about Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein pledging to reintroduce a ban on America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, and tens of millions of other semi-automatic rifles and pistols, along with full-capacity magazine bans and other stuff that’s well outside what Americans want. Now, we’re not big followers (or fans, quite...
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Chicago Isn’t Safe: High school football game stopped, cancelled after massive fight, stabbings, reports of gunfire

September 8, 2012
Chicago Isn’t Safe:  High school football game stopped, cancelled after massive fight, stabbings, reports of gunfire

Another new normal with the new school year in Chicago. A brand new football stadium built is the sight of a massive brawl, reports of shots fired, stabbings and a huge police response. Just another Friday night in Chicago. Here’s the link to the story about the carnage.  Photos courtesy Chicago Sun-Times / NBC5....
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Chicago Isn’t Safe: Loaded school bus raked by gunfire

September 8, 2012
Chicago Isn’t Safe:  Loaded school bus raked by gunfire

  Gunfire tore through a loaded school bus Friday morning in Chicago, narrowly missing the children on board. Chicago police had this to say:  “Police believe shots had been fired even before the bus came into the path of gunfire.” What?  Is gunfire in the morning the new normal in Chicago?  How can that...
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Sightmark “Sure Shot” Reflex Sight REVIEW

September 8, 2012
Sightmark “Sure Shot”  Reflex Sight REVIEW

PRODUCT REVIEW Reprinted from the Dec 2011 issue of GunNews. by John Boch (GunsSaveLife.com) – When you turn forty, the eyes just don’t work like they did when you were a teenager.  Thankfully, technology in the form of reflex rifle sights have done wonders to help retain speed and accuracy for those of us...
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We’re flattered GLOCK USA reads GunNews…

September 8, 2012
We’re flattered GLOCK USA reads GunNews…

(GunNews) – We hear from time to time how influential folks and gun aficionados in far away places read and enjoy our own GunNews each month.  We’re flattered to discover that the folks at Glock USA in Smyrna, GA read our humble little publication. We discovered this when they notified us that they weren’t...
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Tom Shafer: GET OUT ALIVE!

September 7, 2012
Tom Shafer:  GET OUT ALIVE!

Sangamon County Rifle Association Guest Speaker Tom Shafer Tom Shafer addressed the audience at our Independence Day meeting and talked about mindset and tactics to survive a critical incident. Shafer noted that most of the general survival books mention basic stuff like how to build a fire, but it seems most of them gloss...
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IDNR has been misappropriating Pittman-Robertson monies for years

September 7, 2012
IDNR has been misappropriating Pittman-Robertson monies for years

(This article was originally published in the December 2010 issue of GunNews by remains as true and accurate today as it was then as nothing has changed with regard to Illinois government misappropriating Pittman-Robertson monies.)   by Lee Williams Springfield, IL (Illinois Policy Institute) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is misappropriating millions...
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