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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.


PLANNING AHEAD: Help Your Family Value Your Guns and Safely Sell Unwanted Firearms and Accessories

March 11, 2021

Mark Twain once famously noted that the only certainties in life are death and taxes.  We’re all going to die someday, some of us a little sooner than others. Which is why it is important to prepare ahead of that eventuality by helping your loved ones identify and value your firearms collection. Like all...
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US House passes ban on private firearm transfers

March 11, 2021
US House passes ban on private firearm transfers

Just this morning, by a vote of 227-203, the US House passed a bill to ban the private transfer of firearms. Of course, the gun grabbers are popping the champagne corks and celebrating mightily.  However, the bill will still need approval in the Senate, where it will need 60 votes – unless the Democrats...
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Phoenix homeowner uncovers a bag of guns in his yard

March 10, 2021

Who lost their guns?  That’s the question Phoenix Police are asking after a homeowner in the west valley area found quite a surprise in his backyard. The resident unearthed a duffel bag full of mildly rusty guns. Amazingly, instead of calling dibs on the find, the homeowner called police. The homeowner told police he...
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In Praise of the Revolver & the Lever-Action Rifle

March 10, 2021

In the ‘Land of the Blind’ the one-eyed man is king!by Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL member Sometimes you...
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GUNS FOR BEGINNERS: Rounding out your collection

March 9, 2021

by Nick KlementzosAmerica had eight point four million first-time gun owners in 2020. Seeing that, it surely seems like America has a massive swell of people joining the ranks of those wanting to protect themselves and their loved ones. It’s a big responsibility, but Americans aren’t timid, nor do they cower well. Indeed, protecting...
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HOT FIRE: Loaded gun cooks off in a Wisconsin house fire, seriously wounding a firefighter

March 9, 2021
HOT FIRE:  Loaded gun cooks off in a Wisconsin house fire, seriously wounding a firefighter

While ammunition exploding in the heat of a fire generally poses little to no risk to bystanders or firefighters, loaded firearms do.  Case in point…a firearm that cooked off during recent house fire ground in Willard, Wisconsin, critically injured a firefighter. Guns almost always discharge after the user pulls the trigger.  However, in cases...
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GUNNEWS: March 2021 Issue available to download

March 9, 2021
GUNNEWS:  March 2021 Issue available to download

The March 2021 issue of GunNews is available to download! CLICK HERE.
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COOK COUNTY: A STUNNING LACK OF PROSECUTIONS

March 9, 2021
COOK COUNTY: A STUNNING LACK OF PROSECUTIONS

Cook County has a bigger problem than the repeated release of habitual criminals under the Illinois’ “affordable bail” program. No, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx simply doesn’t charge many criminals at all. In her first three years, Kim Foxx dismissed charges in over 25,000 felonies – almost thirty percent of cases. These included cases up...
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BRING ENOUGH GUN: Crazed man attacking deputy soaks up a DOZEN rounds before he drops

February 11, 2021
BRING ENOUGH GUN:  Crazed man attacking deputy soaks up a DOZEN rounds before he drops

A crazed man’s rampage came to a not-so-sudden end last Saturday morning in Montgomery County Maryland, and a bystander caught it all on video. After striking a lone deputy twice with a long stick, the attacker took a dozen rounds while still advancing on the officer with a crazed grin on his face. It...
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Missouri Gun Shop Announces, ‘No Gun or Ammo Sales for Biden Supporters’

January 28, 2021

A Jefferson City, Missouri gun shop continues to see a lot of online controversy over a Facebook post from inauguration day announcing that they have no guns or ammo for Gropey McHairsniffer Biden’s supporters. The post from Trigger Firearms and Reloading certainly triggered a few fragile snowflakes into melting. The store’s announcement looks more...
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