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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.


ALERT: Senate Judiciary Committee may hear SB-1966 – FINGERPRINTS FOR FOID bill TODAY. Vote likely to follow. CALL YOUR SENATOR.

March 3, 2020
ALERT:  Senate Judiciary Committee may hear SB-1966 – FINGERPRINTS FOR FOID bill TODAY.  Vote likely to follow.  CALL YOUR SENATOR.

Motions to Concur with House Amendments 1-3 for SB 1966 just got assigned to the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee.  This is a formality that must be held prior to a vote on concurrence. The Judiciary committee meeting has been postponed to 3:30 so they could post it for committee as late as 2:30 p.m....
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The Illinois State Police want MO’ Money!

March 2, 2020

(GSL/TTAG) – As we’ve reported, the State of Illinois has skimmed off tens of millions in unspent funds from the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Fund. Monies designated to fund enforcement of the Land of Lincoln’s gun licensing schemes. Now, after failing to spend those monies, the empty holster ISP director wants higher gun...
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FRONT PAGE USA TODAY: My trip to the Richmond rally

March 2, 2020

GSL Member E.S. shared details of his remarkable trip to Richmond, Virginia with Guns Save Life members in several cities in February. He participated along with tens of thousands of other gun owners protesting efforts by radical gun grabbers to curtail Virginians’ civil rights involving guns. The Virginia Citizens Defense League had its annual...
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MORE REASONS TO CARRY: Crime proliferating thanks to left’s soft-on-crime policies

February 28, 2020

Americans too often believe that violent crime almost always happens to other people. Most people never expect crime will happen to them. Until it does. People don’t realize that we have a 1 on 30 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime every year. While most folks have been raising their families...
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NRA Elections: Who’s who

February 28, 2020
NRA Elections:  Who’s who

The NRA has opened voting for its Life Members and above for 2020. A lot of folks are asking us in leadership at GSL who to vote for in the National Rifle Association’s 2020 elections.  After all, the NRA organization is in deep trouble under the leadership of Wayne LaPierre and his allies within...
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CORONA VIRUS: Risks from Chinese packages; threat mitigation advice from a EMS leader

February 25, 2020

News of the Corona virus has certainly spread far and wide in America.  Even the low-information types know that the Corona virus is something one doesn’t want to catch and that the Chinese are having a hard time dealing with it. Johns Hopkins website with the latest numbers. And while Illinois may be a...
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Democrat Presidential Nomination Update: Crazy Bernie sweeps Nevada.

February 22, 2020
Democrat Presidential Nomination Update:  Crazy Bernie sweeps Nevada.

Bernie Sanders has won in Nevada.  And it wasn’t even close.  As of this writing, he has THREE TIMES the votes as the next closest candidate, Mr. Hair Sniffer Joe Biden.  Democrats in America, at least the politically active ones, have increasingly embraced the 78-year-old white guy with a bad ticker as their nominee...
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TRUTH: The Racist Roots of Gun Control… VCDL minute-long video

February 22, 2020

Take exactly one minute to watch this video produced by our friends at Virginia Citizens Defense League.  Phil Van Cleave, the VCDL’s lead cook and bottle washer is a big fan of Guns Save Life and I’m pretty sure he won’t mind us highlighting their great production. Meanwhile, David Hogg might think that blacks,...
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Democrats Implode: Biden, Warren done. Bloomberg rises.

February 11, 2020
Democrats Implode:  Biden, Warren done.  Bloomberg rises.

Joe Biden’s campaign bus breaking down in recent days is perfectly illustrative of the former Vice-President’s campaign for the nomination for the 2020 Democrat Presidential nomination.   While countless polls have cast him as a front-runner for months now, I recall back four years ago when all the polls said low-energy JEB! was a shoe-in...
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Sanders Staffer Wants an AK-47 (and Matching Tattoo) to Subjugate Those Who Don’t Support Bernie

February 9, 2020
Sanders Staffer Wants an AK-47 (and Matching Tattoo) to Subjugate Those Who Don’t Support Bernie

Last week, Project Veritas released a series of undercover videos showing Kyle Jurek, a paid staffer for the Bernie Sanders campaign in Iowa, calling for the creation of gulags and violence against Trump supporters – and by extension gun owners – and some Democrats. Now, another paid Bernie staffer has called for more the...
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