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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.


STILL STANDING: The McCloskeys in St. Louis Defiant As Ever

September 24, 2020

Mark and Patty McCloskey live in the downtown area of St. Louis.  This past summer, they famously resorted to bringing out their guns to defend their home from Black Lives Matter “peaceful protesters” threatening to burn the place down.  Cops came and took their guns and they faced felony charges from the Soros-funded State’s...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg DEAD.

September 18, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg DEAD.

Say goodbye Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Say hello to Justice Amy Coney Barrett. In the meantime, break out the popcorn as America’s gun grabbers and leftists lose their pooh.
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GSL’s John Boch named to Team Trump’s Gun Owners Advisory Council

September 3, 2020

The Donald J. Trump campaign has named Guns Save Life’s Executive Director John Boch to its “Gun Owners for Trump” advisory board. Mr. Boch served in a similar role for Team Trump in 2016, only this time he serves as only one of only 19 on the board and one of only four to...
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HOUSEKEEPIN’: Comments now require approval.

September 3, 2020
HOUSEKEEPIN’:  Comments now require approval.

For well over a decade, the Guns Save Life website has welcomed comments on our stories.  We’ve had many tens of thousands of comments over the years which has brought a lot of valuable perspectives, analysis and opposing viewpoints to the site.  Once in a blue moon, we’ll get some spam, or a racist,...
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WE DEFEND YOUR RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF: Kyle says ‘I just wanna thank every single one of you for the support’; Support rally this Saturday in Vernon Hillls!

September 2, 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse spoke by phone from the juvenile detention center where he’s being held pending extradition to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  In the call with his attorney John Pierce, he expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support from across the nation.  “I just wanna thank every single one of you for the support,” Rittenhouse said....
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Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team releases his side of the story

September 1, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team releases his side of the story

Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men last week in Kenosha during the height of the rioting in that city. Now, his new legal team, headed up by John Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge, has released a three-page statement about Rittenhouse’s defensive actions that night. In it, the attorney lay waste to a number of rumors and...
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PEACEFUL THANKS TO GUNS: Back the Blue in Bloomington sees big pro-police crowd, harassment of attendees entering and arrest of anti-cop heckler

August 31, 2020

Bloomington’s Back the Blue rally drew close to 700 supporters Sunday afternoon.  Meanwhile, at the entrance to the private GE Park, about 40 radicals rallied against the police. Inside the park, it was very solemn at times, and always patriotic.  In fact, it was almost festive.  A whole lineup of speakers told their stories...
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CRITICAL MEETING UPDATES: Chicagoland, Peoria and Springfield

August 28, 2020
CRITICAL MEETING UPDATES:  Chicagoland, Peoria and Springfield

We have some important meeting updates for members, guests and the general public that is always welcome at Guns Save Life’s exciting and fun monthly meetings. Chicagoland. Chicagoland GSL Meetings remain suspended and we will NOT have a meeting this Sunday in Orland Park at the (closed) DA’s Deli and Dining.   Our (former) venue...
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SAFETY ALERT: Revolutionary violence (‘peaceful protests’) expected this Fri & Saturday. Use caution.

August 28, 2020

Multiple sources are telling us that this weekend will be enriched with revolutionary violence, courtesy of the fine folks at Black Lives Matter and Antifa.  This violence reportedly will not only happen in Chicago and other major cities across America, but smaller cities as well.  Think about the widespread “unrest,” er, I mean peaceful...
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DEFENDING YOUR RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF: GSL Stands with Kyle Rittenhouse… Consider donating to his defense. Info inside.

August 28, 2020

We have watched many videos of the incident in Kenosha, Wisconsin where Illinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse (pictured above) shot three individuals, killing two during a riot on Tuesday evening. From what we can see on those graphic videos, we believe Mr. Rittenhouse was well within his rights to defend himself that night. Not safe...
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