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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.


The Importance Of Having A Way To Make Clean, Potable Water In An Emergency

February 2, 2022

Guest post. We all know how important it is to have clean, potable water in an emergency. But what are you going to do if your city’s infrastructure is damaged and there’s no way for the tap water to reach you? The solution may be as close as your kitchen sink. One way to...
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SNOW AND ICE AREN’T NICE: GSL Decatur & Peoria meetings CANCELLED for February… We will meet in Pontiac Tuesday evening.

February 1, 2022
SNOW AND ICE AREN’T NICE:  GSL Decatur & Peoria meetings CANCELLED for February…  We will meet in Pontiac Tuesday evening.

With the weather system coming in late, late Tuesday into Thursday, GSL’s leadership has cancelled our Wednesday night meeting in Decatur and our Thursday meeting in Peoria. GSL’s regularly scheduled meeting in Pontiac for Tuesday, February 1st will take place.  Dinner and Conversation at the Pontiac Sportsman’s Club start at 6pm.   The meeting program...
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CHICAGO CLOWN SHOW MADNESS: GSL Executive Director’s Update

November 8, 2021
CHICAGO CLOWN SHOW MADNESS:  GSL Executive Director’s Update

by John BochGSL Executive Director Oh, the joys of the stomach virus going around.  It’s put a lot of normal stuff on hold and had the washing machine going round-the-clock. The Illinois General Assembly updateThe General Assembly returns for the fall veto session as this issue goes to press. The gun control folks are...
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ILLINOIS PASSED THE ‘ENERGY BILL’ THIS SUMMER: You need a backup source of electricity

November 8, 2021

Modern utilities in America, outside of California at least, provide mostly reliable electricity to consumers. However, things can happen. And when they do, you need a backup plan. Cables fail, trees fall and transformers do go bad. Ice storms and tornadoes also happen, along with politicians. Yes, politicians. On peak usage days, with the...
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GOODER AND HARDER: Chicago blows right through 700 homicides well before November 1st.

October 30, 2021

The incompetence among the political leadership of Chicago shines brightly as America’s formerly second-largest city blew right past 700 homicides for the year two weekends ago (or was it last weekend?) with 3895 addition persons maimed to date.  Meanwhile, the wizards of smart in city government have sent home and placed hundreds, if not...
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Baldwin Shootings Looking More and More Like Manslaughter Under New Mexico Law

October 29, 2021
Baldwin Shootings Looking More and More Like Manslaughter Under New Mexico Law

Famed self-defense attorney Andrew Branca has written a piece over at Legal Insurrection that analyzes the Alec Baldwin movie-set killing of his Director of Photography and maiming of his Director on the very low-budget Rust film.  What’s more, Branca has found legal precedence in the Land of Enchantment that negligently shooting someone is indeed...
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GOOD RIDDANCE: Adam Kinzinger announces his ‘retirement’ in face of certain election drubbing

October 29, 2021

Bless his heart.  Really.  Bless his little heart.  Poor never-Trump neo-conservative Adam Kinzinger announced he’s “retiring” from Congress today.  Would someone please pass the tissues?   Kinzinger, the guy who campaigned as a pro-gun sorta guy who then stabbed gun owners in the back with support for one anti-gun proposal after another. From the Quisling’s...
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LATEST NEWS & INFO: Guns Save Life November issue of GunNews, Schedule of upcoming grassroots meeting dates & locations. JOIN US!

October 28, 2021

  If you’re a first-time visitor to GunsSaveLife.com, welcome!  We’re posting this current issue of GunNews (November 2021) for our friends, co-workers, neighbors and other like-minded folks to enjoy and share with their friends.   Download this issue, read it and share it with your friends.  If you enjoy it, please subscribe by joining Guns...
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She single-handedly stopped a school massacre, but it hasn’t been ‘happily ever after’ for Angie McQueen

October 28, 2021

For the September GSL meeting in Charleston, we welcomed local hero Angela McQueen as our main speaker.   Back in 2017, she thwarted a massacre at the Mattoon High School by wresting a .40 S&W pistol from a deranged student. She initially shunned the spotlight, but word of her heroic response to a bad situation...
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Exec Dir Report: Unlike the Biden administration, the Russians aren’t stupid

October 26, 2021
Exec Dir Report:  Unlike the Biden administration, the Russians aren’t stupid

  by John BochGSL Executive Director(Originally published in mid-September 2021)You’ve probably read by now that our pissant potentate President Joe Biden banned the importation of Russian-made ammo, firearms and the like. Allegedly Slow Joe took this action to penalize the Russians, but in reality, we all know Biden acted to strip America’s good guy...
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