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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.


Executive Director’s Report

June 8, 2020

by John Boch GSL Executive Director Preface: I intended for this to be a video presentation this month.  Then the state-wide riots happened beginning on May 29th.  Including downstate two days later on the 31st.  More on the riots later, but suffice it to say things have been busy. Around some friends one night...
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More Biden Self-Defense Advice

June 6, 2020
More Biden Self-Defense Advice

Pity poor Joe Biden. Every day he’s out in public he serves as the poster child for diminished mental capacity.  Add in some inappropriate touching of women and children, and you’ve got a day in the life of Beijing Joe. Earlier this week, he paused in a sympathetic Delaware church to dispense more of...
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: If attacked, don’t use a gun. Call the 911… And wait. And wait.

June 5, 2020
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: If  attacked, don’t use a gun. Call the 911… And wait.  And wait.

Murder City, USA lived up to its well-deserved nickname last weekend with 24 killed and scores more wounded.  Then earlier this week, Mayor Lightfoot acknowledged that a crush of 911 calls had overwhelmed both the 911 system and Chicago Police Department. But she also told her city’s residents that, if trouble comes their way,...
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IL CONCEALED CARRY CLASS (& RENEWALS): June 27 & 28, Clinton, IL. Sign up today!

June 5, 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 you decided that you would like to join the ranks of people licensed to carry...
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May 2020: Over 3 Million NICS Background Checks, 1.6 Million Guns Sold

June 5, 2020

A lot of people thought Barack Obama earned the title of America’s best gun salesman. No more. Democrats, foaming at the mouth with chronic TDS, demanding more gun control and promising confiscations, along with a pandemic and, at the end of the month, nationwide rioting and looting, have caused gun sales to spike in...
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JUSTIFIED TO DRAW/SHOOT? Karen on bike grabs kids, takes Black Lives Matter fliers, attacks teen with bike

June 5, 2020

Confrontations often provoke a lot of emotions.  In Maryland on June 2, a physically large man became angry at three young teens posting Black Lives Matter fliers.  He went off on them.  Then “Karen” grabbed at least one girl by the wrist to wrest away a stack of fliers and then attacked a male...
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Angry Leftist Brings Rifle to Texas Rally to ‘Off Racists and MAGA People’ [VIDEO]

June 5, 2020

A “peaceful” George Floyd protest rally nearly turned into a bloodbath as a radical leftist brought a rifle. While open carrying a rifle in Texas remains perfectly legal, brandishing it to “off racists and MAGA people” is not. Cops initially arrested 25-year-old Emmanuel Quinones Saturday after he brandished his AR-15 rifle at a rally...
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Warning: Reports of groups canvassing residential neighborhoods, taking photos of homes with police cars in driveways

June 3, 2020
Warning: Reports of groups canvassing residential neighborhoods, taking photos of homes with police cars in driveways

We’ve all seen it outside of big cities – and even in some big cities like Indianapolis.  You’ll see a police squad parked at the home of a cop.  Some agencies allow these “take home” squads with the idea that officers will take better care of “their” car and it increases the perception of...
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WHO ‘NEEDS’ AN AR-15? Dallas Store Owner Critically Injured in Savage Beating

June 3, 2020

Who needs one of America’s favorite rifles to defend themselves and their families? How about a shop owner in Dallas who tried to defend his business from scores of looters? Unfortunately for the merchant, he didn’t have a gun and the feral mob swarmed him. He confronted them with a sword. They beat and...
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Businesses show ‘no confidence’ in local political leaders and law enforcement to maintain order

June 1, 2020

The time for flowery talk and hugs is over. The nationwide orgy of looting has NOTHING to do with a cop in Minneapolis killing a black man. It’s time for law enforcement in McLean County – and elsewhere across Illinois and America – to take action against looters.  These hooligans aren’t protesting at oh-dark-thirty. They’re...
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