Welcome to GSL

This login is for the website administrators.

Please use the member login link in the main navigation bar to access the members sections.

Member Login
Lost your password?

jboch

https://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.


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE: Peoria ‘Back the Blue’ rally Saturday at Liberty Park at 10am.

August 11, 2020
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE:  Peoria ‘Back the Blue’ rally Saturday at Liberty Park at 10am.

Peoria residents will host a rally supporting police on Saturday, August 15th starting at 10am at Liberty Park in Peoria. More about the rally from the Facebook page: We are not excusing or supporting the officers or departments that are guilty of criminal misconduct. Infrastructure investigations and reform need to happen within some of...
Read More »

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE: ‘Back the Blue’ Rally in Charleston, IL – 10a August 29th

August 5, 2020

A group of concerned citizens have put together a “Back the Blue” rally for 10am, Saturday August 29th in Charleston, IL.  Meet at the Coles County Courthouse at 651 Jackson Ave.  Bring your family, you flag and your appreciation for the men and women who stand between civil society and anarchy. You have plenty...
Read More »

THIS NOVEMBER’S ELECTION: People who LOVE America vs. People who LOATHE America

August 3, 2020

Unless you’re a really low-information voter, you probably know there’s an election coming up in about three months. This November, our election boils down to a contest between people who love America and people who hate America. Clearly, if you like guns and value your right to self-defense, you should vote early…in jurisdictions that...
Read More »

GSL Chicago meeting suspended until further notice

July 23, 2020
GSL Chicago meeting suspended until further notice

We regretfully announce that the GSL Chicagoland meeting will not take place this Sunday. DA’s Deli and Dining in Orland Park looks like another casualty of the China flu.  Their facility there remains closed, and as such, unavailable to us to host our meeting. We worked with the owners of DA’s on the potential...
Read More »

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Charges the McCloskeys with Felony

July 20, 2020

St. Louis County Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner filed felony charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey today.  Gardner claims the couple chilled a “peaceful protest” through intimidation with their guns.  Ms. Gardner made no mention of the gate torn down by the “peaceful protesters” to trespass upon the McCloskey’s property. Because peaceful protests always feature felony...
Read More »

GSL Meetings are BACK! Decatur Meeting Summary…

July 2, 2020

Our Decatur Regional Director Dave Randolph called the first GSL meeting in months to order at Coz’s Pizza in Decatur. We had a good crowd of fifty (cough cough, don’t want to violate the governor’s arbitrary orders). Following the Pledge and recognition of veterans and first responders, John Boch offered his Executive Director’s Report....
Read More »

GunNews Magazine: July 2020 Issue

June 29, 2020
GunNews Magazine:  July 2020 Issue

GunNews Magazine, GSL’s monthly journal, has had circulation curtailed by about 25% due to Kung-flu restrictions.  With that in mind, we’ve uploaded it to our server for our members and friends to download and enjoy. CLICK HERE! This will likely be the last month we regularly upload it.
Read More »

GSL MEETINGS ARE BACK! July line-up for GSL

June 29, 2020
GSL MEETINGS ARE BACK!  July line-up for GSL

Guns Save Life’s monthly meetings will return in July! Here’s your chance to reconnect with friends and acquaintances you’ve not seen for a number of months. COVID SAFETY: If you’re not feeling well or running a fever over 100.4 degrees, stay home.  Have you had a sore throat or a fever in the past...
Read More »

NEUTERED POLICE: Armed ‘protesters’ In Lansing, MI obstruct traffic, point guns at motorists [VIDEO]

June 25, 2020
NEUTERED POLICE: Armed ‘protesters’ In Lansing, MI obstruct traffic, point guns at motorists [VIDEO]

We’ve seen enough of neutered police across America as rioters and looters have rampaged with virtual impunity of late.  But this one in Lansing, MI might take the cake.  An armed former prison inmate led a “peaceful protest” in recent days for “civil rights.” In reality, the “Free People of Lansing” obstructed traffic and...
Read More »

FEDS: Angry Leftist brings rifle to Lubbock George Floyd protest to ‘Off racists and MAGA people’ [VIDEO]

June 25, 2020
FEDS: Angry Leftist brings rifle to Lubbock George Floyd protest to ‘Off racists and MAGA people’ [VIDEO]

A “peaceful” George Floyd protest rally nearly turned into a bloodbath as a radical leftist brought a rifle. While open carrying a rifle in Texas remains perfectly legal, brandishing it to “off racists and MAGA people” is not. Cops initially arrested 25-year-old Emmanuel Quinones Saturday after he brandished his AR-15 rifle at a rally...
Read More »