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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.


LOSE YOUR RECORDS, LOSE YOUR RIGHTS: IL passes anti-gun FOID ‘Modernization’ bill with the help of the Illinois State Rifle Association

June 2, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that I must report that the NRA’s state affiliate in the Land of Lincoln negotiated a new bill to modernize the state’s much-hated Firearm Owner Identification Card Act.  The Illinois State Rifle Association then went neutral on the newly-inserted gun control language, tacitly supporting HB562‘s passage while every...
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‘RESTORATIVE JUSTICE’ FAIL: Dope-dealer felon from ‘restorative justice’ court with week-old bullet wound flees cops in bullet-ridden car

June 1, 2021

“Restorative justice,” “affordable bail,” a bullet-riddled car and a dysfunctional justice system in Chicago all collided this weekend in Lori Lightfoot’s Murder City USA.   It’s so complicated and messed up that I’m just going to let CWB Chicago (which should be among your daily reads online) explain.    Again, from CWB Chicago: The driver...
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Gun owners got savaged in the General Assembly…

June 1, 2021
Gun owners got savaged in the General Assembly…

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned this morning. In the past couple of days, Illinois gun owners dodged one bullet but we were savaged by two other bills. Kathleen Willis’ bill to mandate fingerprints for FOID cards passed the Illinois House.  It failed to get a vote in the senate because the votes weren’t there...
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SPRING LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE: Mandatory prints for FOID dead, GSL OPPOSES updated ‘voluntary’ prints bill and we’ll tell you why…

May 31, 2021
SPRING LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE:  Mandatory prints for FOID dead, GSL OPPOSES updated ‘voluntary’ prints bill and we’ll tell you why…

Today, Memorial Day, marks the final day of the Illinois General Assembly spring session.  All business will have to be completed by midnight tonight (MAY 31) or it’ll likely have to wait until the fall veto session for consideration and then passage will require 60% of chamber(s) voting. GOOD NEWS FIRST: You may have...
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Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

April 21, 2021
Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

The 761st Gun Club in Chicago has organized a Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day on Friday, April 30th at 10a.m.   It will be held at the Richard J. Daley Center (50 W. Washington Street) in downtown Chicago. The weather forecast is about 50 degrees and mostly sunny, at least according to the geniuses...
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Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

April 21, 2021
Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

Ignoring the questions of why a 13-year-old kid is hanging out on the streets with bad people and an illegal gun at 2am, Chicago Police released video from their investigation of the death of Adam Toledo.  A police officer shot the teen as he turned towards the officer initially with a gun in his...
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OFFICER DOWN: Winnebago County Sheriff’s Officer-Involved-Shooting Sees Deputy Hurt [VIDEO]

April 20, 2021

The good folks at the Police Activity channel at YouTube are hitting some homeruns with their officer-involved shooting videos.  Just a day or two ago, they posted a video from Winnebago County.  The lessons we as regular people can learn from this video are many for those willing to discern them. Basically, the suspect...
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NOT THE BABYLON BEE: Pritzker Calls Up Guard for Chicago for Chauvin Verdict

April 20, 2021

Yes, the former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin has been convicted of all charges on Tuesday afternoon.   However, on Monday, our fearless Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he was calling up the National Guard to, in his words, to protect “those who wish to peacefully protest against the systemic racism and injustice that holds back too...
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WHO THOUGHT THIS A GOOD IDEA? Carry License Instructors in Texas put personal profits ahead of residents’ freedom

April 15, 2021

  A bunch of Texas firearm instructors signed a letter to legislators urging them to oppose Constitutional Carry.  Why?  Well, to most of us, it looks like they oppose Constitutional Carry because the great state of Texas would no longer require people to take a 4-hour concealed carry class as part of the licensing...
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Delories Boch. 1939-2021. Celebration of Life service Saturday in Champaign.

April 15, 2021
Delories Boch.  1939-2021.  Celebration of Life service Saturday in Champaign.

Delories Lynn Biddle Boch, 81, formerly of Champaign, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Bloomington, IL. Delories was born on April 23, 1939 in Newman, IL. The first child of William Warren Biddle and Wilma Bolton Biddle, she was later joined by 2 brothers; William Warren Jr (Bill) and Larry Dale. She was...
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