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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.


Gun Owner’s Guide to Personal and Home Defense

April 15, 2021

by Allen Ball Self-defense is one of the most important factors in many gun owners’ decision to purchase and train with a firearm, and while it is a scenario that every shooter hopes they will never have to encounter, it is also true that home invasions, robberies, and other crimes are impossible to predict—which...
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WHERE HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE? The FBI ignored warning signs about Syrian-refugee killer in Boulder

March 29, 2021
WHERE HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE?  The FBI ignored warning signs about Syrian-refugee killer in Boulder

So the FBI knew all about Ahmad Al-Issa?  Indeed, according to sources communicating with the New York Times.   Howie Carr lays it all out. By Howie Carr (Boston Globe) – So now it turns out that the FBI knew all about the accused Boulder shooter, but paid no attention to the obvious warning signs...
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WIN A GUN! Opportunities galore await you! Tickets available…

March 28, 2021

You can’t make it to a meeting, but you want a chance to win a gun for as little as $4? Here’s your chance! Mail in a check to Guns Save Life, PO Box 8, Clinton, IL 61727. Indicate how many tickets you want for the gun you want (and city of drawing). Tickets...
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THANK GEORGE SOROS: Murder rate across America spikes to 1990s-era levels. Next stop: 1970s levels…

March 27, 2021
THANK GEORGE SOROS:  Murder rate across America spikes to 1990s-era levels.  Next stop: 1970s levels…

Crime in America has grown for a host of reasons.  We have some Democrats disparaging the police, we have Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioting across America, and we have Soros-funded prosecutors who work harder to release criminals than to prosecute them. Yes, Americans are increasingly on their own in keeping their families safe...
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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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