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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.


Candid comments on New York City PD police firearms training…

August 29, 2012
Candid comments on New York City PD police firearms training…

There is a post at Reddit from a gentleman who claims to be an NYPD officer and he offers a candid assessment of the training that NYPD cops get. We wrote last week about the Empire State Building shooting and cited the 12-pound triggers on NYPD guns as a contributing factor, but it would...
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Champaign gun “buy back” seems to have netted a lot fewer guns than claimed

August 28, 2012
Champaign gun “buy back” seems to have netted a lot fewer guns than claimed

  Recently, the Stone Creek Church in Urbana, IL coordinated a gun “exchange” program in Champaign-Urbana, IL with the help of the Urbana Police Department. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoynASwfXRA&feature=player_embedded The event was held Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 10-2. Members of Stone Creek Church, along with church leadership began discussion of holding a gun buyback early this...
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Mayor Rahm reacts to GunNews cover, pleads for ‘snitches’

August 28, 2012
Mayor Rahm reacts to GunNews cover, pleads for ‘snitches’

The Godfather Emanuel got his hands on the latest issue of GunNews and look what happened:   After bloody weekend, Chicago mayor pleads for help: ‘You’re not a snitch’ By Lisa Balde, NBCChicago.com After another violent weekend in his city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message for anyone involved in the shootings that left...
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CIVIL RIGHTS OPPONENTS: The face of a (paid?) man-child anti-gun activist.

August 28, 2012

      (Guns Save Life.com) – Ohio’s Coalition Against Gun Violence has apparently added a new member to the staff of late, Andrew Mizsak, Jr.  Mizsak joins the infamous woman Toby Hoover, a moonbat opponent of gun-related civil rights in Ohio. In her paid position as the head of the Ohio Coalition Against...
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Strap on your fanny pack today!

August 28, 2012
Strap on your  fanny pack today!

  (Guns Save Life.com) – Guns Save Life is encouraging gun owners throughout Illinois to buckle up a fanny pack on their waist each morning before leaving the house to get more Illinoisans used to seeing people with fanny packs – and to get more Illinoisan gun owners used to carrying guns on their...
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Letter to Editor: What ever happened to waiting periods?

August 28, 2012
Letter to Editor:  What ever happened to waiting periods?

Dear Editor: What happened to waiting periods for guns? An open letter to America’s news media From: Alan Korwin, The Uninvited Ombudsman Re: The Batman Movie Massacre Our Forgotten Waiting Periods The Need for Gun-Control… Counseling Banning the Glock Really Small Bullets Copycat Heroes Media Culpability for Massacres   Dear Media Colleagues, Guns can’t...
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Why should you get training on self-defense? Example #4,293,211

August 27, 2012
Why should you get training on self-defense?  Example #4,293,211

The United States has long recognized a right to defend yourself with deadly force when faced with the Immediate and Otherwise Unavoidable Danger of Death or Grave Bodily Harm to the Innocent. If you act to that standard by which you will be judged, you should be okay. A man in Arkansas found out...
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Do it yourselfers: “Print” your own firearm receiver at home.

August 27, 2012
Do it yourselfers:  “Print” your own firearm receiver at home.

Received an interesting email about a week ago.   Dear Champaign County Rifle Association, Defense Distributed, a libertarian student partnership, is announcing a project they’re calling the Wiki Weapon. This project’s goal is to test and prove a design for a completely printable, one-use ABS plastic .22 handgun, and to take that design from...
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NEW! Guns Save Life NORTH meeting in Pontiac, September 18th!

August 27, 2012
NEW!  Guns Save Life NORTH meeting in Pontiac, September 18th!

Guns Save Life members in north central Illinois have set up an inaugural meeting set for Tuesday evening, September 18th in Pontiac. John Gahm is organizing this northern GSL meeting, and looks to replicate the successful format enjoyed at the regular monthly GSL meetings in Rantoul, IL. There will be conversation beginning around 6:00...
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Kel-Tec PLR-16: Fun? Yes, you bet! Practical? Eh, not so much.

August 25, 2012

Range Review by John Boch I had an opportunity to take out something cool to the range a short while back:  An AR-style, gas-operated AR pistol made by Kel-Tec. I've long been a fan of Kel-Tec, who it seemed created a really nice 9mm pistol a whole bunch of years ago in the Kel-Tec...
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