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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.


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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Salon: ‘Assault rifles are insane: New Zealand came to its senses and banned them. When will we?’

April 1, 2019
Salon:  ‘Assault rifles are insane: New Zealand came to its senses and banned them. When will we?’

Salon Magazine, never much of a bastion of the ideals voiced in our Constitution and the Bill of Rights, seems to think that re-enacting past tyrannies stands as the means to the end of violence. As such, they have concluded that home defense rifles are "insane." As proof of this, they hold up a...
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BREAKING: NRA Legal Team Wins Permanent Injunction Against California’s Mag Ban

April 1, 2019
BREAKING:  NRA Legal Team Wins Permanent Injunction Against California’s Mag Ban

Big news from the Golden State.  The National Rifle Association's legal team won a permanent injunction against California's magazine ban. Here's the decision from MichelLawyers.com.  The case is Duncan v. Becarra. Spoiler:  The first three lines from the decision: Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts. “The judiciary is – and is often...
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VIDEO: Lawrence, KS Officer-Involved Shooting Leads to Charges Against Cop

April 1, 2019

A police officer sees a man driving without a seatbelt and makes a traffic stop. Instead of complying with the repeated, polite requests from the officer, the stopped driver decides he doesn't have to comply.  Because racism, or whatever…  Then the driver proceeds to body slam the cop into the pavement and then strikes...
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NOT GUILTY! Thomas Alva found NOT GUILTY in late-night shooting in Champaign, IL

March 29, 2019
NOT GUILTY!  Thomas Alva found NOT GUILTY in late-night shooting in Champaign, IL

Our motto at Guns Save Life is "We defend your right to defend yourself."  Our advocacy isn't just talk, or limited to the internet.  We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk.  Along those lines, Guns Save Life has been assisting with the defense of a Champaign man that we saw as wrongfully...
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