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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.


SWEET SPARKLE HAS A VIOLENT STREAK: Michigan Anti-Violence Activist Arrested, Convicted on Multiple GUN Charges

February 7, 2020
SWEET SPARKLE HAS A VIOLENT STREAK: Michigan Anti-Violence Activist Arrested, Convicted on Multiple GUN Charges

Why are gun-hating anti-violence activists so violent in their personal lives? Ask Sparkle Roby who organized an anti-violence march in Saginaw, Michigan.  God bless her for advocating against people committing violence against their fellow Americans. However, weeks later, cops arrested her for threatening a woman with an illegally possessed gun. Wait, what? Yep, you...
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OVERDUE AND NEEDED: HB-4591 Gives ISP 60 Days to process FOID appeals; co-sponsors needed

February 6, 2020
OVERDUE AND NEEDED:  HB-4591 Gives ISP 60 Days to process FOID appeals; co-sponsors needed

For most of us, applying for a FOID card is a simple affair.  For others, it’s an (unconstitutional) burden upon their fundamental right to keep and bear arms.  The Illinois State Police doesn’t make it one bit easy for those whose initial application has been denied.  Or for those who have been revoked or...
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DON’T PANIC: Gun Dealers, Ammunition Storage and Gun Dealer Licensing rules.

February 4, 2020
DON’T PANIC:  Gun Dealers, Ammunition Storage and Gun Dealer Licensing rules.

Oh, how deeply Guns Save Life posts penetrate into the world of government and politics.  Yesterday, we posted a call to action for gun owners and gun dealers to submit comments to JCAR reference the ISP’s Emergency Rules for the Gun Dealer Licensing Act. One of our primary criticisms of the Emergency Rules has...
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CHURCH SAFETY STRATEGIES: Protecting the flock with immediate responders

February 4, 2020

by John Boch Having attended many church security/safety seminars both public and private over the years, I have seen a number of common themes in the courses. Interestingly, none have been shooting classes. Why not? Because typically, the gun comes into play only if the safety team people have completely failed to interrupt the...
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ACTION ITEM: Write JCAR to challenge ISP’s Gun Dealer Licensing Act Emergency Rules

February 3, 2020
ACTION ITEM:  Write JCAR to challenge ISP’s Gun Dealer Licensing Act Emergency Rules

The Joint Committee for Administrative Rules will meet on Tuesday, February 18th.  On the agenda is discussion of the Illinois State Police’s Emergency Rulemaking on the Gun Dealer Licensing Act. Recall that the initial proposed rules submitted by the Illinois State Police were utterly shredded by gun dealers, gun owners and some gun rights...
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REPORT FROM RICHMOND: Never Prouder to be an American

January 30, 2020

by Dale Lock Guns Save Life Sangamon County Regional Director Today my son and I attended the Virginia Civilian Defense League (VCDL) lobby day event. As you know by now, the world did not come to an end and nothing bad happened. All this despite the fervent wishes of the media and Virginia’s Governor....
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Taurus G2c with “Keep Tinkering” $30 do-it-yourself trigger upgrade ROCKS!

January 29, 2020
Taurus G2c with “Keep Tinkering”  $30 do-it-yourself trigger upgrade ROCKS!

by John Boch Taurus USA has no love for me, and I no love for them. However, when they get something right, they deserve praise. Folks, their uber-affordable G2c pistol is a very good value for a handgun for those on a budget. Probably the best in the $200 range for a 9mm. The...
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Make sure your young adult loved ones know about situational awareness!

January 27, 2020
Make sure your young adult loved ones know about situational awareness!

by John Boch Over Thanksgiving weekend, a UIC student coed was robbed, repeatedly raped and then murdered in a parking garage by one of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s early release prisoners. The family and police found her cold, lifeless body a couple of days following the attack after pinging her cell phone for its location....
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Buying pot is hazardous to your right to self-defense

January 27, 2020

(GSL) – From even before Illinois’ new recreational marijuana law took effect, Guns Save Life has warned that buying pot will carry with it the risk of losing one’s firearm rights. After all, for now marijuana remains a federally prohibited drug. As such, possession, purchase and/or consumption puts users into the federally prohibited person...
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STEALING FROM A CHARITY? REALLY CAROL? Special Prosecutor appointed in State Rep Carol Ammons (alleged) retail theft case

January 25, 2020
STEALING FROM A CHARITY?  REALLY CAROL?  Special Prosecutor appointed in State Rep Carol Ammons (alleged) retail theft case

A special prosecutor has been appointed to consider formally charging State Representative Carol Ammons with retail theft for shoplifting a used Coach purse from a charity thrift store in Urbana, IL on Jan. 10th.  Store surveillance video recorded the incident at the Carle Auxiliary Retail Boutique. Ammons, who has shown nothing but overt antagonism...
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