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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.


Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

April 21, 2021
Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

The 761st Gun Club in Chicago has organized a Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day on Friday, April 30th at 10a.m.   It will be held at the Richard J. Daley Center (50 W. Washington Street) in downtown Chicago. The weather forecast is about 50 degrees and mostly sunny, at least according to the geniuses...
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Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

April 21, 2021
Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

Ignoring the questions of why a 13-year-old kid is hanging out on the streets with bad people and an illegal gun at 2am, Chicago Police released video from their investigation of the death of Adam Toledo.  A police officer shot the teen as he turned towards the officer initially with a gun in his...
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OFFICER DOWN: Winnebago County Sheriff’s Officer-Involved-Shooting Sees Deputy Hurt [VIDEO]

April 20, 2021

The good folks at the Police Activity channel at YouTube are hitting some homeruns with their officer-involved shooting videos.  Just a day or two ago, they posted a video from Winnebago County.  The lessons we as regular people can learn from this video are many for those willing to discern them. Basically, the suspect...
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NOT THE BABYLON BEE: Pritzker Calls Up Guard for Chicago for Chauvin Verdict

April 20, 2021

Yes, the former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin has been convicted of all charges on Tuesday afternoon.   However, on Monday, our fearless Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he was calling up the National Guard to, in his words, to protect “those who wish to peacefully protest against the systemic racism and injustice that holds back too...
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WHO THOUGHT THIS A GOOD IDEA? Carry License Instructors in Texas put personal profits ahead of residents’ freedom

April 15, 2021

  A bunch of Texas firearm instructors signed a letter to legislators urging them to oppose Constitutional Carry.  Why?  Well, to most of us, it looks like they oppose Constitutional Carry because the great state of Texas would no longer require people to take a 4-hour concealed carry class as part of the licensing...
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Delories Boch. 1939-2021. Celebration of Life service Saturday in Champaign.

April 15, 2021
Delories Boch.  1939-2021.  Celebration of Life service Saturday in Champaign.

Delories Lynn Biddle Boch, 81, formerly of Champaign, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Bloomington, IL. Delories was born on April 23, 1939 in Newman, IL. The first child of William Warren Biddle and Wilma Bolton Biddle, she was later joined by 2 brothers; William Warren Jr (Bill) and Larry Dale. She was...
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Gun Owner’s Guide to Personal and Home Defense

April 15, 2021

by Allen Ball Self-defense is one of the most important factors in many gun owners’ decision to purchase and train with a firearm, and while it is a scenario that every shooter hopes they will never have to encounter, it is also true that home invasions, robberies, and other crimes are impossible to predict—which...
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WHERE HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE? The FBI ignored warning signs about Syrian-refugee killer in Boulder

March 29, 2021
WHERE HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE?  The FBI ignored warning signs about Syrian-refugee killer in Boulder

So the FBI knew all about Ahmad Al-Issa?  Indeed, according to sources communicating with the New York Times.   Howie Carr lays it all out. By Howie Carr (Boston Globe) – So now it turns out that the FBI knew all about the accused Boulder shooter, but paid no attention to the obvious warning signs...
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WIN A GUN! Opportunities galore await you! Tickets available…

March 28, 2021

You can’t make it to a meeting, but you want a chance to win a gun for as little as $4? Here’s your chance! Mail in a check to Guns Save Life, PO Box 8, Clinton, IL 61727. Indicate how many tickets you want for the gun you want (and city of drawing). Tickets...
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THANK GEORGE SOROS: Murder rate across America spikes to 1990s-era levels. Next stop: 1970s levels…

March 27, 2021
THANK GEORGE SOROS:  Murder rate across America spikes to 1990s-era levels.  Next stop: 1970s levels…

Crime in America has grown for a host of reasons.  We have some Democrats disparaging the police, we have Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioting across America, and we have Soros-funded prosecutors who work harder to release criminals than to prosecute them. Yes, Americans are increasingly on their own in keeping their families safe...
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