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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.


Gear Review: Crimson Trace Lasersaddle LS-250G… Two thumbs up (along with a big grin)

August 26, 2021

I thoroughly enjoy my Mossberg Shockwave, but shooting it “from the hip” is fraught with danger when it comes to using it for personal defense. Initially, I mounted a Crimson Trace laser ahead of the foregrip to solve the problem.  And on that first range trip, while using Aguila “shorty” shells, it worked great....
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED. Other venues are a “GO!”

August 25, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTICE:  September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED.   Other venues are a “GO!”

Initially, we moved our “first Monday” monthly GSL meeting at SCHEELS to 4pm as the store closes at 6pm in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.   As we’ve moved closer to the meeting date – and with what’s happening with the latest COVID and other factors – SCHEELS has asked us to cancel September’s...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: NRA cancels their Labor Day weekend 2021 convention/meetings. Scheduled to return May 2022 in LOUISVILLE!

August 25, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTICE:  NRA cancels their Labor Day weekend 2021 convention/meetings.  Scheduled to return May 2022 in LOUISVILLE!

In a costly move, The National Rifle Association has – for the second year in a row – cancelled their annual meetings and convention.  This follows news leaking out of a number of exhibitors pulling out, citing concerns about COVID exposure. They posted the news on a number of websites, including this one at...
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THIS SUNDAY! GSL Returns to Chicagoland, Sunday, Aug 29th

August 25, 2021

GSL’s Chicagoland meeting was paused thanks to the COVID, then when restrictions came off, our host location was one of the many business casualties of the lockdowns.  We searched and found a new venue that’s accessible to all.  We’re proud to announce that Guns Save Life will return to our monthly meetings in Chicagoland...
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OF COURSE YOU CAN BURY GUNS IN YOUR YARD! Have some fun and help a friend!

August 25, 2021

Is your neighborhood infested with Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers? Think you can’t bury guns in your backyard?  Never fear.  Sure you can.  Time for a trip to Home Depot or your local hardware store. Here’s your list. At least one 10’ section of 6” PVC pipe ($38.47ea. at HomeDepot.com… free local delivery with $45...
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GOT SHOVEL? Strategies to avoid loss of your guns

August 25, 2021

“I lost them in a boating accident,” remains a common refrain of gun owners unwilling to answer questions about where their guns went. I’ve had a couple boating accidents myself – and I have the photos to prove it. With the new day in American politics and the hard left drunk with power, gun...
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GRIM MILESTONE DEAD AHEAD: Chicago four bodies away from more homicides than *40* ENTIRE states for the ENTIRE year of 2019

August 23, 2021
GRIM MILESTONE DEAD AHEAD:  Chicago four bodies away from more homicides than *40* ENTIRE states for the ENTIRE year of 2019

Lori Lightfoot’s increasingly lawless Chicago passed 500 homicides a little over a week ago.  Today, after another bloody weekend (9 killed, 42 wounded), Murder City USA is just four homicides from totaling more homicides 40 entire states tallied for the entire year of 2019. In fact, at the current rate, Murder City USA will...
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Piss-ant Potentate Politicians

August 18, 2021
Piss-ant Potentate Politicians

  By “Desiderius Erasmus,” a GSL member In the 1930s between Belgium and Poland, a piss-ant, potentate politician decided that he was going to get rid of an entire group of people upon whom he blamed his country’s ills, calling them vermin (Ungeziefer) and deplorables (bedauernswerten). He was devious enough, however, to know the...
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A THIRD: One-third of known murder assailants in Chicago out on ‘affordable’ bail from previous felony arrests

August 17, 2021

The Illinois Bail Reform Act of 2017 mandated that judges impose “affordable” bail to criminal suspects arrested by police. Theoretically, only misdemeanors and minor felony cases would receive “affordable” bail. However Cook County judges, under orders from Cook County’s Chief Judge Tim Evans, have brazenly applied it to all but the worst offenders. Implementation...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot blames guns… not the felons her fellow soft-on-crime Dems like Kim Foxx don’t prosecute for officer’s death

August 8, 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot blames guns…  not the felons her fellow soft-on-crime Dems like Kim Foxx don’t prosecute for officer’s death

A wonderful young mother and Chicago police officer was murdered Saturday night at a traffic stop.  Her partner was nearly murdered as well.  The man who tried to murder both cops reportedly was sentenced to probation on a 2019 armed robbery arrest arrest.  Does Mayor Lori Lightfoot, or “Groot” as the police officers there...
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