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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.


OFFICER DOWN: Going ‘fetal’ nearly leads to dead Chicago cop

October 6, 2022
OFFICER DOWN:  Going ‘fetal’ nearly leads to dead Chicago cop

Chicago Police have zero support from the mayor and city council.  The cops there are paralyzed with fear of using force to enforce the law. Because of this, things like this happen.  A police officer was nearly run over.  By his own squad car. Fair warning, video NOT safe for work. Meanwhile, in Chicago…...
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SHOTS FIRED: Pervy peeper pulls a knife, meanwhile Texas dad pulls his pistol

October 6, 2022

What happens when pretty much any dear old dad discovers a pervy peeping Tom outside his teen daughter’s bedroom?  Pretty much every time it’s a recipe for a good old-fashioned butt-whoopin’ (to keep this family friendly).  Other times it can result in mutilation, maiming or death for one or more parties. In San Antonio...
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ARMED AMERICAN HERO: NRA Member Raul Mendez tells his story of stopping spree killer AFTER he took a round in the head

October 5, 2022
ARMED AMERICAN HERO:  NRA Member Raul Mendez tells his story of stopping spree killer AFTER he took a round in the head

Tucker Carlson hosted Raul Mendez on his show recently to tell his incredible story of how he used his gun to stop a mass murderer this past Independence Day weekend in Arizona.  What’s even more remarkable was he did it after getting his left eye blown out after being shot in the head by...
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‘SAY HER NAME’ AND LISTEN TO YOUR INTUITION! Some victims are more equal than others…

October 5, 2022

Over at The Claremont Institute’s American Mind, a woman writing under Peachey Keenan wrote a magnificent article about the media’s double-standard on crime victims.   And even more importantly, the moral of her story should be that when people don’t listen to their intuition, they sometimes end up as victims of violent crime.  Or dead....
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Rapper BFG Straap and fellow rapper killed very dead on a Dallas Street Corner

October 4, 2022

Almost two weeks ago, on a Thursday afternoon, nationally-known Houston rapper BFG Straap died, along with one of his associates on at the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and Casey Street in Dallas.  Reportedly the rapper died halfway in the street and halfway on the curb out front of his sister’s house.  Bystanders livestreaming...
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NOV 14TH COMING FAST: Got ‘Ghost Guns’ in Illinois? It’s a perfect time to practice digging…

October 3, 2022

Illinois passed a gun ban at the end of the spring session, outlawing home-brew firearms that are not registered with dealers (and, by extension, the state). The bill allows 180 days amnesty for those who currently have completed home brew guns or kits. After that, possession quickly becomes a felony.   At least until the...
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Chicago’s “Summer of Joy” sees bodies pile up, blows past 550 homicides for the year… more than 37 ENTIRE STATES had in the ENTIRE YEAR of 2020.

October 3, 2022

Imagine a single American city that in less than nine months tallies more homicides than 37 entire states had in all of 2020. That’s Chicago. Otherwise known as Chiraq, or Mogadishu on Lake Michigan.  Or you can call it a crime-ridden cesspool for short.  Lori Lightfoot’s domain, home of the “Summer of Joy” (or...
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SHE’S THE REAL DEAL PRO-GUN: Kathy Salvi isn’t her husband from 25 years ago…

October 3, 2022
SHE’S THE REAL DEAL PRO-GUN:  Kathy Salvi isn’t her husband from 25 years ago…

This is part of the “Election & Politics” run down coming in next month’s issue of GunNews…   by John BochEarlier this year, before the primaries I wrote of my concerns with Kathy Salvi based upon how her husband treated 2A supporters who worked so hard on his campaign for the same office back...
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COUNTRY CHARACTER… ELECTIONS: Make sure you AND your friends vote!

October 2, 2022
COUNTRY CHARACTER…   ELECTIONS:  Make sure you AND your friends vote!

by Justin Thyme, a GSL member The will of the people through our form of government is not, as some people believe, a “democracy” otherwise known as majority rule. We are a representative republic meaning we elect people that are supposed to represent us in the various branches of government. One of my friends...
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LETTER TO EDITOR: Law-abiding citizens deserve protection from partisan prosecutors

October 2, 2022
LETTER TO EDITOR:  Law-abiding citizens deserve protection from partisan prosecutors

To the Editor: Recently, Santa Rosa County Florida Sheriff Bob Johnson’s deputies captured a hardcore career felon. Brandon Harris, a 32-year-old white male, was wanted on two felony warrants when he went on a rampage through four homes trying to escape, with one unidentified homeowner firing shots at him. Harris was eventually cornered and...
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