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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.


NOT A NICE GUY: Jacob Blake was armed… and didn’t submit to police commands

August 27, 2020

Jacob Blake resisted arrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin Sunday.  Mr. Blake had warrants for several crimes.   He ignored police commands, and walked back to his car after scuffling with police. Some in the media like to claim he was “unarmed” at the time he was shot. Really? That looks a lot like one of these....
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UPDATE: Intermediate Personal Protection Handgun Oct 3/4… Urban Rifle cancelled.

August 26, 2020

The recent unrest, looting and riots got you a little worried?  Want to learn more about the justifiable use of deadly force in case you have to defend your home or business from “peaceful protesters” on the rampage? Have your carry license, but you want to better learn situational awareness, de-escalation techniques, low-light shooting,...
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EMPOWERMENT: Watching everyday people gain self-confidence and empowerment

August 26, 2020

Plenty of Americans have experienced unease and fear with the riots, looting and civil disorder across America’s cities in recent weeks. Not only have good people stripped the shelves of guns and ammo, but more than a few have sought out training in how to use handguns for personal defense. Anxious people have filled...
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KENOSHA BURNS, LOCALS FIGHT BACK [GRAPHIC VIDEOS]

August 26, 2020

Kenosha, Wisconsin faced their third night of revolutionary anarchists from Chicago and Milwaukee burning, looting and (would-be) murdering their way through the town.  Last night, the locals had enough.  They turned out to fight back.  And fight back they did.  The AP reported two dead and one wounded.  One of those dead was a...
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Establish your line in the sand now… not when a mob has formed outside

August 25, 2020
Establish your line in the sand now… not when a mob has formed outside

With all the incidents of anarchy and unrest of late, there’s a chance that someday you or your loved ones could find yourselves on the dangerous end of a mob’s anger. With that in mind and while you can think calmly and without haste, consider what the threshold would be for you to use...
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THE REPORT FROM SPRINGFIELD: ISP’s Firearm Services Bureau is ‘FUBAR’; Investigations multiply

August 21, 2020
THE REPORT FROM SPRINGFIELD:  ISP’s Firearm Services Bureau is ‘FUBAR’; Investigations multiply

State Rep. Dan Caulkins spoke at GSL’s Decatur meeting.  He shared an update on Illinois gun licensing schemes and on the many (federal) corruption investigations underway. He began with telling folks how ISP processed 50,456 FOID applications (new and renewals) in July. That’s down from the world-record 73,066 in June, but that’s still double...
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SOME PEOPLE SHOULDN’T HAVE GUNS: Gomer pulls gun on three for not wearing masks in Bourbonnais, IL

August 19, 2020

What is it with some people?  Why do they feel like they can get in people’s faces about masks?  Or worse yet, draw a gun on those without masks? Ask some guy by the name of Marc Boudreau.  He lives in Bourbonnais and at the local Jewel-Osco, he thought that concealed carry badge in...
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ATTORNEY STEVE DAVIS: Deadly Force & Defense of Property

August 18, 2020

Attorney Steve Davis (pictured above) delivered a presentation on the use of deadly force at the Sangamon County GSL meeting at SCHEELS in Springfield. Mr. Davis began by repeating the four areas where good guy gun owners most often get themselves into criminal trouble with self-defense. The terrible four: Fleeing felons. You can’t shoot...
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IT PLAYS WELL IN PEORIA: Citizens Turn Out to Support Their Local Police

August 18, 2020

With just a few days notice, some Peoria residents put together a “Back the Blue” rally on Saturday, August 15th.  Americans are familiar with the age-old figure of speech, “Will it play in Peoria?”  Well, this event played quite nicely in America’s heartland.  It went off safely without a hitch. It took place in...
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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE: Peoria ‘Back the Blue’ rally Saturday at Liberty Park at 10am.

August 11, 2020
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE:  Peoria ‘Back the Blue’ rally Saturday at Liberty Park at 10am.

Peoria residents will host a rally supporting police on Saturday, August 15th starting at 10am at Liberty Park in Peoria. More about the rally from the Facebook page: We are not excusing or supporting the officers or departments that are guilty of criminal misconduct. Infrastructure investigations and reform need to happen within some of...
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