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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.


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....
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Staggering numbers of FOID applications to Illinois State Police

June 25, 2020
Staggering numbers of FOID applications to Illinois State Police

Staggering.   That describes the crush of people applying to become gun owners via the Land of Lincoln’s FOID card scheme.  Over 42,000 in 17 days, to give folks a better idea of the raw numbers.  That’s even more than the number of people leaving this state in that time! The Chicago Tribune posted an...
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MURDER CITY USA: “Happy” Father’s Day weekend… 111 shot, 14 killed

June 25, 2020
MURDER CITY USA:  “Happy” Father’s Day weekend…  111 shot, 14 killed

“Defund the police” has been one of the Left’s rallying cries of late. More and more, cops have embraced the “stay fetal” method of law enforcement. America needs to look no further than Chicago to see what less effective and less aggressive policing looks like in practice. Over the Father’s Day weekend, Chicago’s gang...
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The small-frame revolver for deep cover carry… Still

June 25, 2020

In today’s world, the semi-auto pistol reigns supreme. Seems people today often turn their noses up at small-frame revolvers. Make no mistake, though, small-frame revolvers still have their place in deep cover applications. Especially in non-permissive environments, for those who choose to carry anyway. Sure, some will no doubt scoff at the idea of...
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We’re back!

June 25, 2020
We’re back!

Sorry for the delay in posting.  Our hosting provider has thrown us some curve balls and I couldn’t log in. Obviously, that’s now fixed (partially, at least).
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The Grand American dumps Illinois, Sparta ‘World Shooting Center’

June 17, 2020

Leave it to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to put the final nail in the coffin of the “World Shooting Complex” in Sparta, Illinois.  Pritzker and his (political) science-based Chi-com flu restrictions have driven the Grand American across the border to Missouri, where that state’s governor has welcomed the massive trapshooting championships and the money...
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