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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.


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

  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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CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: 2nd shooting near Obama’s heavily guarded compound in Chicago

August 31, 2012
CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: 2nd shooting near Obama’s heavily guarded compound in Chicago

(Guns Save Life) – Barack Obama’s home at 5046 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, pictured above, has become the hub of a heavily guarded neighborhood. There is a constant, heavy police presence.  Many neighbors complain of intrusive searches and ID checks from Chicago police and U.S. Secret Service agents. It’s arguably one of the most...
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CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE!

August 31, 2012
CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE!

Chicago Isn’t Safe! For the second year in a row, Guns Save Life has urged members to avoid Chicago for vacation or business travel.  This year, the Illinois State Rifle Association joined Guns Save Life whereas last year, it was ISRA that first encouraged members and friends to avoid Chicago. From the February 2012...
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How idiots negatively affect our cause; Embody (Kwikrnu) loses… again.

August 31, 2012
How idiots negatively affect our cause; Embody (Kwikrnu) loses… again.

UPDATED (Guns Save Life.com) – We’ve seen a couple of open carry stories in the blagosphere in recent days, both of which embody embarrassing behavior on the part of supposed “pro-gun” activists which are really little more than knuckleheads of the highest order. First up was the douche nozzle (DN) who paraded around a...
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One Piece at a Time

August 30, 2012
One Piece at a Time

by John Naese (GunsSaveLife.com) – Back in the day, Johnny Cash had a hit song, “One Piece at a Time” in which he told the story of working on a car assembly line, and taking home the pieces to build his own Caddilac, one piece at a time.  It took so many years to...
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Crime reports up sharply in Chicago, despite the Godfather’s fairy-tale claims

August 30, 2012
Crime reports up sharply in Chicago, despite the Godfather’s fairy-tale claims

It’s not just murders that are way up in Chicago.  Numbers slipping out from independent sources are showing numbers in several categories of serious crime are up. Despite claims by city officials that crime is down substantially, some are suggesting publicly that the official numbers touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Gary...
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Montana rancher shoots an intruder of a different kind

August 29, 2012
Montana rancher shoots an intruder of a different kind

When you get home tonight after a long day at work, tired as can be, just be thankful you aren’t like Lane Yeager from near Great Falls, Montana.  He had a surprise visitor waiting for him Monday night when he turned on the light upon arriving home. It was a big, black bear. Great...
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