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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.


AWAKENING THE SLUMBERING GIANT: Rally Sunday, March 31 in DECATUR, IL

March 21, 2019

"If it plays in Peoria."  That's a common expression known nationwide and beyond.  Well, you could substitute Decatur for Peoria and get the same effect.  Downstate peeps are honked off at the radical, anti-gun political shenanigans in Springfield.  Along with other stuff most gun owners aren't so keen about. But the gun stuff is...
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Illinois “Omnibus” Gun Control Bill Set To Drop: 1000% FOID fee hike, shorten FOID term, felonies…

March 21, 2019
Illinois “Omnibus” Gun Control Bill Set To Drop:  1000% FOID fee hike, shorten FOID term, felonies…

Are you ready?  The anti-gun folks in the Illinois General Assembly have come out with the Aurora Gun Omnibus "Pro-Gun" Safety bill.  You like the title?  It's pro-gun!  Who can be opposed to pro-gun safety, right? It's tentative, but here's the highlight of the contents. Increase the FOID card fee from $10 for 10...
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FAKE NEWS: ‘Hundreds’ of Demanding Moms really but a few at Tennessee statehouse

March 21, 2019
FAKE NEWS: ‘Hundreds’ of Demanding Moms really but a few at Tennessee statehouse

WATE of Knoxville, Tennessee breathlessly reports that HUNDREDS of red-clad Moms Demand Action members packed a hearing at the Volunteer State capital. The moms showed up against a proposal to make carry licenses more affordable for Tennesseans. The only problem for the local news outlet? WATE's own video betrayed the 'fake' in their utterly...
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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Nuisance Lawsuit Against Gun Makers May Continue

March 21, 2019
Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Nuisance Lawsuit Against Gun Makers May Continue

The Connecticut Supreme Court today over-ruled an appeals court, allowing a nuisance lawsuit against gun makers to go forward.  The suit claims gun makers had some responsibility for the Sandy Hook school massacre, and accordingly, should pay big bucks to the plaintiffs. Previously, a Connecticut appeals court ruled that the suit, employing a "novel...
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IGOLD is next Wednesday! ISRA Executive Director’s Message

March 21, 2019
IGOLD is next Wednesday!  ISRA Executive Director’s Message

  Executive Directors Message   In only six days one of the most important events in the Legislative Session will occur, Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD).  This is the best chance for law-abiding gun owners to show how important our Second Amendment rights are to us.  IGOLD could not come at a...
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‘Buy a Shotgun’ Biden Jumping Into 2020 Presidential Race

March 21, 2019
‘Buy a Shotgun’ Biden Jumping Into 2020 Presidential Race

According to The Hill, former Vice-President Joe Biden plans to run for the Democrat nomination in the race for President in 2020. Yes, Mr. "If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun" Biden believes that with his announcement, he will become the front-runner right away. From The Hill: Former Vice President Joe...
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Are Democrats in Illinois Serious About Prosecuting Gun Crimes?

March 20, 2019

We all know the Democrats want to impose more gun control upon law-abiding Americans. They no longer hide that fact at all. But not everyone knows the same Democrat party seems less inclined to imprison criminals for illegally possessing guns. And when bad people with guns commit violent crimes and don't go to jail,...
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Trump Admin Seeks To Strip BATF of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement

March 20, 2019
Trump Admin Seeks To Strip BATF of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ days look numbered.  Once more, under its 2020 budget proposal, the Trump administration seeks to transfer the 'alcohol' and 'tobacco' duties from the BATF.  The U.S. Treasury Department would take those duties if the administration gets its way. Today's BATF would also get a new name: Bureau...
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Kentucky Gov Matt Bevin: Those Offended By Second Amendment Rights Can Live Elsewhere

March 14, 2019

Kentucky's Governor Matt Bevin tries to work cooperatively with everyone in the Kentucky General Assembly.  But regarding the debate over constitutional carry in the Bluegrass State, he's heard enough doomsday hyperbole. So when push came to shove, he offered a very pointed and memorable bit of advice to those who tried to talk him...
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After Nationwide Power Cuts and Looting, Venezuelans Regret Giving Up Their Guns Even More

March 13, 2019
After Nationwide Power Cuts and Looting, Venezuelans Regret Giving Up Their Guns Even More

Before Hugo Chavez took a dirt nap, he enacted the Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law.  It banned everyday Venezuelans from owning guns or ammunition, and confiscated those that were privately owned. More recently, as the inevitable effects of Bolivarian socialism have wrecked their once-prosperous country, Venezuelans have wished they had those firearms...
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