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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.


APRIL GSL MEETINGS UPDATE!

March 26, 2021
APRIL GSL MEETINGS UPDATE!

Guns Save Life hosts monthly meetings across Illinois.  They offer members and guests (everyone is welcome – even encouraged – to attend) an opportunity to share good food, fellowship and fun with other like-minded folks.  As always, the meetings are free and open to everyone. Two special notes:  The Peoria Meeting would ordinarily be...
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GOT EXTRA .22 AMMO? UIUC Navy/Marine Corps ROTC programs needs your help

March 26, 2021

Gunnery Sergeant Michael Berryhill, the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, contacted me recently regarding an inability to secure rimfire training ammo for his midshipmen at the UI.    He asked if Guns Save Life could help.  I told him I thought our members could probably secure him ammo...
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GUNNEWS IS EVERYWHERE! GunNews featured at national gun retailer website

March 26, 2021

Guns Save Life is proud of its monthly journal GunNews Magazine.  We currently print about 17,000 copies each month and they go to our members (now in 40ish states) and to retailers and businesses across Illinois and beyond.  Last month, one of our sharp-eyed members noticed a stack of GunNews prominently displayed on the...
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Senator Elgie Sims is OUTRAGED that a felon who threatened him with a gun was released on just $1500 bail

March 23, 2021
Senator Elgie Sims is OUTRAGED that a felon who threatened him with a gun was released on just $1500 bail

Senator Elgie Sims and his family.  He’s outraged that a felon who threatened him with an illegally carried and possessed gun was released on just $1500 bail thanks to the Illinois Affordable Bail law he voted for…  Image courtesy of his Facebook page.  Once upon a time not so long ago, Democrat State Senator...
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King Sooper Mass Murderer Ahmad Al-Issa hated Trump, had ISIS sympathies; Live-Stream video provides lessons for all [Graphic video/images]

March 23, 2021

Today we learned the identity of the spree killer in Boulder, Colorado.  Police say they have arrested Ahmad Al Aliwi Al-Issa, 21 for multiple counts of murder.  Heavy.com reports he was born in Syria and came to the US as a child.  He also was a very faithful practitioner of Islam. Perhaps for the...
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Firearm INDUSTRY UPDATE!

March 22, 2021

(GSL) – At GSL, we hear a wide range of perspectives from gun industry insiders. Some have shared some of their observations in the past few weeks with our members at meetings and to GunNews. You already knew ammo was scarce, but you may not have known about the price hikes and how those...
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GSL MAKES DECATUR CRY UNCLE: Changes Gun & Mag ‘Buyback’ Terms Under Pressure From Bargain Seekers

March 19, 2021

Don’t pity Decatur’s city leaders.  They posted an announcement seeking to buy unwanted firearms and magazines from law-abiding residents.  They even cited a quote from the gun owner Dr. Martin Luther King to encourage participation in a plan that would leave the law-abiding residents who participated less able to defend their families from violent...
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LET’S HELP! Decatur Gun Buyback Coming April 2… paying BIG $ for guns AND magazines

March 18, 2021
LET’S HELP!  Decatur Gun Buyback Coming April 2…  paying BIG $ for guns AND magazines

“The time is always right to do what’s right,” the great civil rights leader (and gun owner) Martin Luther King once said.  He was right, too!  Today, some do-gooders in Decatur announced a coming gun buyback for Friday afternoon, April 2nd from 2p-6p.  Sponsors are calling it the “Decatur Community Day of Peace.”   They...
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IGOLD 2021 is cancelled.

March 16, 2021
IGOLD 2021 is cancelled.

The Illinois State Rifle Association has officially pulled the plug on the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for this year.  Scheduled for April, the event would have had thousands of gun owners saturating the capitol complex.   Well, before COVID restrictions. If you have a “moderate” Democrat State Senator, we would recommend you take a...
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Man tries to steal pistol from CCW classroom, stabs cop, gets shot 14 times

March 14, 2021
Man tries to steal pistol from CCW classroom, stabs cop, gets shot 14 times

Police in Las Vegas released video of the death of a would-be thief who tried to steal a handgun from a bag under a table in a concealed carry class. Marvin Payton then attacked a pair of responding officers with a screwdriver, stabbing a female cop. That’s when her partner and three of the...
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