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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.


RELEVANCE. DO YOU HAVE IT? Moms Demand Action reduced to handing out free laundry soap in public housing projects

March 28, 2019
RELEVANCE.  DO YOU HAVE IT?  Moms Demand Action reduced to handing out free laundry soap in public housing projects

Moms Demand Action remain desperate for relevance in today's political landscape.  Their latest ham-handed effort to garner publicity for their misguided cause?  Handing out 200 sample-sized containers of laundry detergent at a Lynchburg, VA public housing complex. The Lynchburg, VA News and Advance has the story: The Lynchburg chapter of Moms Demand Action, a...
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Why Illinois gun owners stay engaged: NZ raids workplaces for gun confiscation, one gun owner already dead, and at least one IL politician okay with dead IL gun owners

March 27, 2019
Why Illinois gun owners stay engaged:  NZ raids workplaces for gun confiscation, one gun owner already dead, and at least one IL politician okay with dead IL gun owners

Illinois gun owners fight hard to defend and protect their God-given rights, including the right to keep and bear arms and the right to self-defense.  Frankly, we have to in a very blue state where politicians constantly work to undermine and peel away law-abiding gun owners' rights.  Today, Land of Lincoln good guys and...
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CHURCH SAFETY & SECURITY: Some proven strategies for a successful Church Safety Team

March 25, 2019

By John Boch Ultimately, when seconds count, help is just minutes away. This applies for police emergencies, as well as fire and medical. And in places with large numbers of people, those present become first responders, whether they want that role or not. I've attended a number of church security seminars and courses. Some...
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GUN SANCTUARIES: Colorado’s Attorney General tells ‘Sanctuary’ Sheriffs to resign while refusing to enforce immigration laws

March 24, 2019

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has opened his mouth and removed all doubt that he is a partisan political hack. Testifying before a Colorado State Senate committee about sheriffs who refuse to enforce Colorado's proposed "red flag" law, Weiser said, “The right thing to do for a sheriff who says ‘I can’t follow the...
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White County, IL judge rules FOID *unconstitutional*; IL AG appeals to Illinois Supreme Court

March 24, 2019
White County, IL judge rules FOID *unconstitutional*; IL AG appeals to Illinois Supreme Court

We have the popcorn popping as news of a White County, IL judge ruling the FOID card unconstitutional.  Ace of Spades had the story today, and Valinda Rowe posted it at Illinois Carry on Thursday.  In short, a White County judge ruled in 2018 on the unconstitutionality of the FOID card in a case...
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Illinois Supreme Court strikes down ban on possessing/carrying TASERS/stun guns

March 24, 2019
Illinois Supreme Court strikes down ban on possessing/carrying TASERS/stun guns

Depending on the location, persons caught carrying a stun gun or TASER in Illinois could face a felony conviction. That was until last Thursday when the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously to strike down the ban on carrying stun guns and TASERs in the Land of Lincoln. Now, these devices may be possessed and...
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Police One: The Public Must Assume a Role in Their Own Defense

March 24, 2019

In the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque attacks and the blood dancing that's happened halfway around the globe here in America, some politicians want to impose more gun control laws.  When, in fact, we need more guns in the hands of good guys. After all, the second mosque struck in Kiwiland had an armed...
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POCKET PISTOLS: We’ve come a long way in the last 100 years, baby

March 24, 2019

America has changed in a lot of ways in the last 100+ years, not the least of which when it comes to the small pocket pistols we carry. At the turn of last century, just as they do today, plenty of gentleman and more than a few gentle ladies carried pocket pistols for personal...
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THIS WEDNESDAY: Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day in Springfield. Starts at 11:30a at Prairie Capital Convention Center

March 24, 2019
THIS WEDNESDAY:  Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day in Springfield.  Starts at 11:30a at Prairie Capital Convention Center

Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day will happen this Wednesday in Springfield!  Come one down to fight against Rep. Kathleen Willis and her cabal of gun control jihadists.  The rally begins at 11:30 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.  From there, we shall march to the Illinois Capitol beginning a few minutes after 1pm.  At...
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WIN! Guns Save Life wins *permanent* injunction against Deerfield, IL gun bans & confiscation

March 22, 2019

We won!  Today, an Illinois judge in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Lake County, IL ruled for gun owners in the case of Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Village of Deerfield.   The order issued today permanently blocks enforcement the Village of Deerfield’s gun ban along with its confiscation provisions.  Thanks to Guns...
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