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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.


ILLINOIS STATE POLICE STRUGGLE: FOID, CCW processing not only way behind, but riddled with errors

July 6, 2021

Illinois law mandates that the Illinois State Police administer the Prairie State’s gun control schemes, including the much hated Firearms Owners ID cards as well as concealed carry licensing.  Even before the Chinese flu hit last year, the ISP struggled to keep up with FOID and CCW applications.  After the COVID lockdowns began, and...
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Reminder: Pro-gun Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Coming to Effingham Thursday! Limited number of free tickets available.

July 6, 2021
Reminder:  Pro-gun Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Coming to Effingham Thursday!  Limited number of free tickets available.

  MTG, the pro-gun counter to the vacuous AOC, will make an appearance in Effingham at the Performing Arts Center there on Thursday late afternoon/evening.  A limited number of free tickets are now available to the GSL family and their families.  If you would like one, contact John Boch (ideally by text) at 217...
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CHICAGO: Twice-convicted rapists attempts sex assault of a sunbather in Bucktown park, Maryland student knifed to death in the Loop on Saturday afternoon

June 24, 2021
CHICAGO:  Twice-convicted rapists attempts sex assault of a sunbather in Bucktown park, Maryland student knifed to death in the Loop on Saturday afternoon

File two under “should have been defensive shooting” file:  A woman sunbathing in a Bucktown neighborhood park in Chicago noticed a man standing next to her “with his hands near his genitals.”  She asked him if she could help him and he jumped on her and put his hand over her mouth.  Thanks to...
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Do not go gentle into that good night

June 23, 2021
Do not go gentle into that good night

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is Kingby Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL member Part 1 of 2:  Night visionShow me the man or woman who says that they are not afraid of walking alone in the dark of night and I will show you a fool, a liar, or someone with...
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HAPPY JUNETEENTH/FATHER’S DAY, CHICAGO STYLE: 9 Murdered, 49 Maimed

June 23, 2021
HAPPY JUNETEENTH/FATHER’S DAY, CHICAGO STYLE:  9 Murdered, 49 Maimed

This past weekend marked both the new federal holiday of Juneteenth as well as Father’s Day.  Chicago gang bangers showed their usual reverence for the wellbeing of their fellow man by murdering nine and maiming 49 additional souls. That includes a couple who was attacked on camera as they returned from a Puerto Rican...
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THE WALL: Now that I live in Missouri, I know how the people that got over the Berlin Wall must have felt

June 22, 2021

FROM THE HIP:  RED STATE REPORTby Dominic VisioneYou probably know by now that my lovely bride and I left Illinois for Missouri.  We didn’t do this on a whim. We were born and raised in the Land of Lincoln, as are most of our family. We even bought burial plots there. But something went...
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COMING TO EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS: Marjorie Taylor Greene. Meet the pro-gun alternative to AOC & ‘the Squad’ in person

June 22, 2021

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14) is coming to Illinois!  Yes, on Thursday, July 8th, she will headline an event at the Effingham Performing Arts Center.  Come meet the pro-gun alternative to AOC and ‘the Squad’.  It will be a fun evening. Congresswoman Greene has already made herself the lightning rod for criticism and venom...
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ILLINOIS: Corner-cutting concealed carry instructors revoked, one faces felony charge… *hundreds* of CCW holders receive ‘revocation pending’ letters

June 22, 2021

Unlike the majority of states across the nation, Illinois has a very rigorous training requirement to carry a firearm in public.  To carry legally, of course.  The criminals in Chicago have always skipped any licensing and training, outside of ‘training’ they get from Hollywood and music videos.    In recent days, the Illinois State...
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EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Witness Slips Needed to Oppose HB562 “Foid Modernization” Bill. Hearing, vote scheduled for Wednesday

June 15, 2021

HB562 “FOID Modernization” has been posted to the House Judiciary – Criminal Committee hearing tomorrow at 11 AM.  We’re joining other gun rights organizations in calling for our members and supporters to file witness slips in opposition to the bill (CLICK HERE to do so for the FIRST AMENDMENT)  (AND CLICK HERE to do...
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JOIN US! AIM 4 FUN this Saturday, June 12th at the DeWitt Co. Sportsman’s Club

June 8, 2021

Saturday, June 12th 9am-3:30pmDeWitt County Sportsman’s ClubClinton, ILWith displays, seminars by multiple trainers, hands-on activities, and shooting stations. Yes, we will have life-fire available…  for free!  With real ammo!  We’ll also have an air gun station from Central Illinois Precision Shooters.  Experience what shooting Olympic-level air rifles and pistols is all about! Live-fire (air...
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