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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.


11 Tips For Journalists Who Want To Cover Guns Like Old School Objective Reporters

April 30, 2019
11 Tips For Journalists Who Want To Cover Guns Like Old School Objective Reporters

Just in time for the NRA convention — or frankly any time of the year — a Guns Save Life member submitted this list of suggestions to me for reporters who want to be real reporters.  As opposed to shills who simply regurgitate the talking points from a press release from an anti-gun group....
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In Praise of the Absence of a Manual Safety

April 30, 2019
In Praise of the Absence of a Manual Safety


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“Affordable Bail” puts us ALL in Danger

April 30, 2019
“Affordable Bail” puts us ALL in Danger


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Read the Illinois Attorney General’s Brief in the Brown FOID Case

April 30, 2019
Read the Illinois Attorney General’s Brief in the Brown FOID Case


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A New Zealand Gun Owner’s Plea For Help

April 27, 2019
A New Zealand Gun Owner’s Plea For Help


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AZ DPS Joins Baltimore Co. Maryland In Replacing All Issued FNS Pistols After Discovering ‘Critical Flaw’

April 24, 2019

Two officers shot by accidental – not negligent – discharges of their FNS pistols, one an Arizona Department of Public Safety veteran firearms instructor and another in Baltimore County, Maryland led the Arizona DPS to investigate a potential problem with their standard-issue FNS pistols. Now, following Baltimore County Maryland’s lead, the AZ DPS has...
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Guns Save Life Website Hacked. Please be patient while we clean things up.

April 10, 2019
Guns Save Life Website Hacked.  Please be patient while we clean things up.

Guns Save Life's website has been hacked.  We're working to identify the corrupted files and to banish them from our server. Please be patient as we work to fix this issue. Culprits?  Well, the timing is certainly suspicious. Occam's razor and all that. 
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DOG AND PONY SHOW: Gun Control political rally in Chicago today

April 9, 2019
DOG AND PONY SHOW:  Gun Control political rally in Chicago today

Spring has arrived, as has the annual homage to gun control by Chicago's political leaders.  Every year, along with the spring flowers, these Chicago politicians trot out to announce all manner of gun control they claim will solve the horrific violence on Chicago's dangerous streets.  I can remember Mayor Daley and Mayor Tiny Dancer...
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HACK: Illinois AG Kwame Raoul – ‘We cannot prosecute and incarcerate our way out of gun violence’

April 2, 2019
HACK:  Illinois AG Kwame Raoul – ‘We cannot prosecute and incarcerate our way out of gun violence’

Illinois has a new Attorney General, Kwame Raoul. He rose to fame by filling Barack Obama's former Illinois State Senate seat way back when. And now he's bringing his equally far-left perspective to his statewide office as the Land of Lincoln's top prosecutor.  And he's trotted out a familiar message from the Democrat Party...
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Felony Arrest threats from Gibson City, Paxton PDs are nothing but rumors

April 2, 2019
Felony Arrest threats from Gibson City, Paxton PDs are nothing but rumors

In a state where more and more downstate cities, counties and sheriffs are vowing to make their domains "gun sanctuaries," we received two troubling reports from East Central, Illinois.  Each claimed that at least one police officer in Paxton, and possibly another in Gibson City, boasted they would make a felony arrest for anyone...
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