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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.


MEET LAUREN BOEBERT: Lauren Boebert joins Mary Miller in a Second Amendment Rally in Quincy on Saturday, April 30th!

April 22, 2022
MEET LAUREN BOEBERT:  Lauren Boebert joins Mary Miller in a Second Amendment Rally in Quincy on Saturday, April 30th!

Lauren Boebert, the firebrand pro-gun business owner famous for her Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado defeated a five-term Republican Congressman in the 2020 primary election. Prior to that, Boebert and the restaurant gained fame for the waitresses there packing heat, openly. Later, Boebert won the general election, becoming Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. Boebert has served...
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SUICIDE BY COP: ISP takes down *EVIL* double-murder suspect [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

April 11, 2022
SUICIDE BY COP:  ISP takes down *EVIL* double-murder suspect [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

Some people are just nuts.  Others, with a heaping helping of evil and hate, drift from nuts to homicidal.   In this case, Adam Cobb, the man seen in this above bodycam still, went off the deep end and attacked his girlfriend who wanted to break up with him.  He shot and killed Jamie Joiner,...
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IGOLD 2022: Not our biggest year

April 11, 2022

The Illinois State Rifle Association hosted the annual Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day event on Wednesday, April 6th.  Turnout was thin, but full of determination and dedication to the cause.  In short, we’re tired of Illinois political leadership turning violent criminals out of jails and prisons to re-offend, then blaming guns and gun owners...
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Illinois Ghost Gun Ban, Passed in dead of night, appears to also ban the SIG P320 & P365, along with unserialized AR- uppers

April 10, 2022
Illinois Ghost Gun Ban, Passed in dead of night, appears to also ban the SIG P320 & P365, along with unserialized AR- uppers

Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill in the middle of the night last night that bans dreaded “ghost guns.” But the bill’s wording would do much more than outlaw home built firearms. Perhaps of even greater concern to Illinois residents and visitors to the Land o’ Lincoln is that the bill’s...
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BAILEY FOR GOV: Republican front-runner Darren Bailey makes appearance at GSL Meeting at SCHEELS

April 5, 2022

State Senator Darren Bailey, currently the commanding leader of the pack for the Republican nomination for Illinois Governor, made an appearance at the Guns Save Life Sangamon County meeting last night.  The meeting, held at SCHEELS in Springfield, drew a packed crowd approaching 135 in attendance.  Darren Bailey dazzled folks.   We’ve known Darren Bailey...
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IGOLD: Wednesday, April 6th in Springfield

April 5, 2022
IGOLD:  Wednesday, April 6th in Springfield

The Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th. While organized groups cannot enter the capitol complex, we were told last night that if you tell security you’re there to see Darren Bailey or to visit his office, COVID tests aren’t required and they will admit you.  However, you will be...
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CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: Armed Robber, With Multiple Arrest Warrants, Working Armed Security Negligently Kills Bystander While Shooting At Suspect a Block Away

February 11, 2022
CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE:  Armed Robber, With Multiple Arrest Warrants, Working Armed Security Negligently Kills Bystander While Shooting At Suspect a Block Away

Chicago’s cesspool of violence continues to grow.  Sadly, even the innocent serve as backstops for bad guy shots on a regular basis in America’s largest open-air shooting gallery.  Among the latest victims, Bobbye Johnson, a grandmother shot by an armed robber security guard’s errant rounds fired four blocks away – at a suspect a...
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s ‘Census Cowboy’ sentenced to a year in jail for felony animal cruelty at *anti-gun* protest

February 3, 2022

Everyone knew Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s “Census Cowboy” was all hat and no cattle.  But it turns out, it was much worse than that. Lightfoot appointed someone named Adam Hollingsworth, aka the “Dread Head Cowboy” to be the city’s “Census Cowboy” to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. In his spare time, Hollingsworth also...
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ROCK ISLAND, IL: Vape shop clerk shoots two of three armed robbers, killing one

February 2, 2022
ROCK ISLAND, IL: Vape shop clerk shoots two of three armed robbers, killing one

Three masked thugs stormed into Blackhawk Tobacco and Vape Shop in Rock Island, Illinois earlier in January.  It was the third armed robbery for the store in the past few months.  This time, though, a gun near the cash register leveled the playing field and proved that the only thing that stops bad people...
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One More Time: It’s not ‘Gun Violence.’ It’s **Gang** Violence.

February 2, 2022
One More Time: It’s not ‘Gun Violence.’ It’s **Gang** Violence.

Every time you hear a politician or a media personality mention “gun violence,” you should mentally translate that phrase to “gang violence.” Not only that, but ask yourself if that politician or media outlet has an agenda by mislabeling gang violence as something entirely different. Obviously politicians who have enabled the “criminal justice reforms”...
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