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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.


PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION: President of Federal, CCI, Speer and Remington Addresses Your Questions About Ammo Availability

January 26, 2021

Jason Vanderbrink is back again.  He is the president of four major ammunition manufacturers.   His last video discussing how his companies are working to produce as much ammunition as possible has garnered nearly two million views. He has a new video where he answers some of the most common questions from gun owners across...
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YOU CAN’T DO THAT! Chicago Carjacker Calls 9-1-1 After Vehicle’s Owner Pulled Gun on Him

January 26, 2021

Go ahead, read that headline again. That’s right, Elliott Scott carjacked a tow truck in Chicago a couple of Tuesdays ago.  However, the truck’s rightful owner tracked down the flatbed thanks to GPS, whereupon the owner found Mr. Scott in the truck’s driver seat. The owner then pulled a gun on the Mr. Carjacker...
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TRUST A CHILD MOLESTER? More child sex abuse allegations emerge against gun-hating ‘Father’ Michael Pfleger

January 26, 2021

Father Michael Pfleger has long advocated for the poor, inner city residents of Chicago to remain helpless and defenseless in the face of criminal predators.  How or why we never knew.  But one thing we do know now is that Pfleger’s been removed by Catholic Church officials. And now, if an increasing number of...
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5.56 NATO vs. .223 Rem: What’s the difference?

January 19, 2021

Maybe you just got a new rifle or want to sight in your latest scope.   If you’re grabbing ammo for your .223 or 5.56 rifle or “pistol,” assuming you can find any on the shelf anywhere, you might want to take a closer look, especially if you prefer greater accuracy and safety. Hardly discernible...
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WARNING: ‘Armed’ Capital rallies are more than likely a False Flag Op by the Deep State to facilitate more gun control

January 12, 2021

The FBI reportedly believes there is a “huge uprising” being planned for January 16 to 20 across all 50 of America’s state capitals.  Publicity materials have made the rounds on social media touting everyone to turn out Sunday, January 17 at noon at your state capitol building in an “armed march,” but those materials...
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JOIN US AT MEWE: GSL Dumping Facebook on January 20th.

January 11, 2021

(GSL) – Acting like tyrants, America’s big tech companies deplatformed all manner of opposing viewpoints from their services in January. They deleted a number of accounts, including those of President Trump, AR15.com, Second City Cop and plenty of others. Their censorship of Americans’ free speech rights is, in our view, unacceptable. Does anyone thing...
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PERVY PRIEST CAUGHT? Gun control crusader Father Pfleger removed from St. Sabina’s church over child sex abuse allegations

January 5, 2021

What would you do if a Catholic Priest molested your child?  Child sex abuse allegations have caused the Chicago Archdiocese to remove Father Michael “Snuffy” Pfleger from his parish at Chicago’s St. Sabina’s church.  Why does GSL care about some potentially pervy priest in America’s largest open-air shooting range known as Chicago? Because the...
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GSL Decatur Meeting Wed. Eve Cancelled; Peoria on for Thursday evening

January 5, 2021
GSL Decatur Meeting Wed. Eve Cancelled; Peoria on for Thursday evening

We regret that both our primary and secondary locations for the Decatur GSL meeting have both fallen unavailable. Coz’s Pizza is very optimistic that they will be open for our February meeting – assuming Joe Biden doesn’t pull some national lockdown bravo sierra upon taking office. In better news, our Peoria GSL meeting is...
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USPS FAIL: GunNews haven’t arrived for anyone… yet…

December 29, 2020

GunNews haven’t arrived.   For anyone. We are well aware of the problem.  Once again, we have not found anyone who got their GunNews in December by USPS.   You would think Joe Biden is already President or something. Every time we check whether a members’ name and address are correct and on the print list,...
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ATTENTION COLLECTORS:Two big IL gun sales featuring historical firearms Jan. 1 & 2

December 22, 2020

Central Illinois will see two big gun sales in coming days. The sales will include the private collections of two prolific gun collectors, including a GSL member. Springfield Armory Pre 98 1896 Krag .30-40 Krag at Bauer’s. MATTOON: Bauer Auction 1000-gun auctionOn Friday, January 1st starting at 9am, Bauer Auction in Mattoon will host...
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