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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.


PULMONOLOGIST DR. DAVID PRICE: Don’t panic. Wash your hands and don’t touch your face.

April 4, 2020
PULMONOLOGIST DR. DAVID PRICE:  Don’t panic.  Wash your hands and don’t touch your face.

Become a “hand nazi” and you won’t get this disease, says a NYC Doc in the middle of the Chinese virus outbreak.  And don’t touch your face. Always know where your hands are and carry your hand sanitizer with you, on your person.   Touch something?  Purell. And masks help get you out of the...
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WE WILL PREVAIL: What’s coming on the Chi-Flu pandemic in Illinois UPDATED

April 2, 2020

Not going to sugar coat it.  We’re in for a rough few weeks in Illinois.  Like the rest of America, only Land of Lincoln will get it worse than most states.  I’ve had a lot of conversations with people in key places in recent days and it’s been sobering. Here’s the distillation of what...
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DAY 13: While the Criminals get released, the law-abiding get guns

April 2, 2020

Day 13 of Illinois’ “Stay At Home” order.  Guns Save Life watches as more and more governments release criminals – including violent criminals – from jails and prisons.  At the same time, more and more law-abiding residents are reacting to uncertainty (and the release of prisoners onto the streets) by buying guns to protect...
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DAY 11: WEAR YOUR N95 MASKS.

March 31, 2020

Political reasons probably account for why the Journal of the American Medical Association loves to print junk science when it comes to guns.  But when it comes to real medicine, they have some relevant and scientifically sound content. So, reading their very recent (as in last Thursday, March 26th) story about Turbulent Gas Clouds...
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If you can’t Drink and Drive – you probably shouldn’t Drink and Carry a gun, either

March 30, 2020
If you can’t Drink and Drive – you probably shouldn’t Drink and Carry a gun, either

by Danica Navarro Drinking and driving don’t mix up well – just as good liquor and wine, for example. Moreover, the same applies to drinking and gun carrying as well! While DUI lawyers will always tell you not to drive with an open container in almost all states, they may not alert you that...
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My trip to Chi-com Virus test station; Chinese flu causes sterility?

March 30, 2020

So this morning I visited the Bloomington Wuhan flu testing facility set up on the grounds of the Interstate Center on the west side of Bloomington.  If you’ve been to a McLean County Sportsmen’s dinner or the Bloomington Gun Show in recent years, you’ve been to this building. I arrived early in the day...
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DAY 10: Social Distancing Extended. Presumed positive ER patients sent home. NO Martial Law… yet. But roadblocks are popping up.

March 30, 2020

Greetings and salutations.  Heard from a nurse working the ER at OSF St. Francis in Bloomington Sunday. She says they are seeing one to three dozen people each shift that they strongly believe are CV positive.  But because those people don’t answer all of the screening questions “just right,” the medical staff doesn’t summon...
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Day 8: Martial Law Coming to IL?

March 28, 2020

It’s Day 8ish of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s “Shelter in Place” order – or whatever you want to call it.  The number of cases is going up each day in Illinois (duh!).  Most of the new confirmed Chinese virus patients are in Cook County. The good news is that while the anti-gunners would love...
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APRIL 2020 GUNNEWS: Read this month’s issue of GunNews ONLINE here!

March 27, 2020
APRIL 2020 GUNNEWS:  Read this month’s issue of GunNews ONLINE here!

So, our volunteers who distribute GunNews each month are reporting that some locations are closed for the Chinese virus “shelter in place” that Illinois has implemented. With that in mind, and given how our members have received their copies in their mailboxes already (for the most part), the GSL Board has decided to release...
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How Far Will Would-Be Tyrants Get Before America’s Gun Owners Say “Enough”

March 27, 2020

Politicians left and right both love to talk about how they support civil rights.  But when some get their hands on power, and an opportunity presents itself, they become heavy-handed, paternalistic little tyrants.  Yes, actions speak louder than words and some pols find that jackboots fit them quite well. Even before this new Chi-Com...
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