jboch

http://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.

The evolving face of GunNews

Long-time readers of GunNews and members of Guns Save Life will notice changes in the past few months within our monthly journal. Our number of advertisers continues to grow, as does our cadre of contributors. With each issue we continue to improve, or at least that’s the goal. At the…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: D-Day then and now

To the Editor: With the 80th anniversary of D-Day now behind us, it seems appropriate to reflect upon whether or not this momentous event had any lasting impact on   America and our allies: When I was young, D Day was about a day of remembrance. It also stood as a…

Exec Director Report: Waiting on SCOTUS…

by John Boch GSL Executive Director The US Supreme Court. Obviously we are waiting for an order from the US Supreme Court on our federal court challenge to the so-called “Protect Illinois Communities Act” gun and magazine ban. We remain cautiously optimistic for a favorable order, which will restore your…

Give the enemy the smell he likes

In regione caecorum rex est luscus In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King by Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL member In examining military history throughout the ages, it becomes clear that deception is a big component in success. The most formidable generals were skilled at concealing where,…