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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.


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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Rumors in Chicago: Police brass want charges against cop’s wife for using gun against burglar

September 5, 2012
Rumors in Chicago:  Police brass want charges against cop’s wife for using gun against burglar

  Chicago (Guns Save Life) – Second City Cop is reporting today on a rumor making the rounds that a burglar was shot and wounded by a police officer’s wife while her husband was away. One of the virulently anti-gun high-ranking members of the department, so the story goes, demanded the wife be arrested...
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Champaign gun buyback: All 104 guns collected

September 4, 2012
Champaign gun buyback:  All 104 guns collected

by John Boch (GunNews) – Urbana’s Stone Creek Church organized a gun buyback in Champaign on August 4th in an effort to get guns out of the hands of criminals. The event had been considered since shortly after the first of the year and the effort was bolstered by a tragic fatal shooting of...
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Armed American of the week: These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog

September 4, 2012
Armed American of the week:  These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog

  Earl Jones is the sort of guy you don’t trifle with.  He’s 92-years-old, sharp as a tack and has a John Wayne demeanor about him – as in don’t take crap off nobody. So, it’s not surprising when he hears a commotion in his basement that sounds like someone breaking in, he doesn’t...
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Bracken: When the music stops – How America’s cities may explode in violence

September 4, 2012
Bracken: When the music stops – How America’s cities may explode in violence

    Matt Bracken, the author of the Enemies Foreign And Domestic trilogy, along with his latest novel, Castigo Cay, has a thought-provoking scenario for what happens when our government is unable to continue to provide Food Stamps and other electronic benefits to the masses. It’s fairly long, but it’s a great read. If...
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Tuscaloosa schools teach self-reliance and it’s news… FIGHT BACK against attackers

September 4, 2012
Tuscaloosa schools teach self-reliance and it’s news…  FIGHT BACK against attackers

Gun owners, especially those who own firearms and have trained in personal defense, are keenly aware that a firearm can even the score against multiple violent criminal assailants, or aid the old, weak or disabled from a bigger, stronger violent predator. Many in our society believe hiding or surrendering to violent attackers is the...
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