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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.


Democrat political violence ramps up nationwide, including a grisly death threat here in IL against Darren Bailey

November 7, 2022

Many on the gun-rights hating political left in America believe the political right’s speech is violence…  and as such, they believe their violence against the right is their “free speech.”  They feel righteous in turning to violence.  The examples run wide and deep, but the grisly death threat by a University of Illinois Chicago...
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GET COVERED! Carry a gun so you’re hard to kill. Carry self-defense legal coverage so you’re hard to convict.

November 3, 2022
GET COVERED!  Carry a gun so you’re hard to kill.   Carry self-defense legal coverage so you’re hard to convict.

Prudent gun owners will protect their liberty and their assets from the legal aftermath of a use of force incident. Many of our GSL family carry such coverage and for good reason: a criminal trial can bankrupt the average person. But the alternative is spending years in prison and losing all of your personal...
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IT HAPPENED TO ME: Crime hits formerly ‘nice’ part of Chicago… resident feels MUCH better with a GLOCK in his hand instead of a phone until cops arrive

November 3, 2022
IT HAPPENED TO ME:  Crime hits formerly ‘nice’ part of Chicago…  resident feels MUCH better with a GLOCK in his hand instead of a phone until cops arrive

GSL’s new Vice-President John Coyne forwarded us this story from an Illinois Gun Owners Together member who experienced yet another “active shooter” on the streets outside his condo in his Jefferson Park neighborhood. This time though, he had a Glock in his hand. It happened in a solidly middle-class neighborhood in Chicago. Part of...
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G-PAC OUTING DEM CANDIDATES FOR IL SUPREME COURT? First Rule of Judicial Campaigning… ‘Shall NOT make pledges, promises or commitments… with respect to cases…likely to come before the court’

November 2, 2022

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The first rule of campaigning for judicial posts in Illinois is that you “shall not: make pledges, promises, or commitments that are inconsistent with the impartial performance of the adjudicative duties of judicial office with respect to cases, controversies, or issues...
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT: RESULTS… Life is great!

November 2, 2022

by John BochGSL Executive DirectorLadies and gentlemen, life is good. In fact, life is great. Our side is using the Bruen Supreme Court decision as a wrecking ball against gun control measures across the nation. Gun restrictions new and old have fallen to challenges everywhere from California to Texas to New York State. Sure,...
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SO SORRY: Latest poll finds ‘Gun Policies’ is a priority for ONE PERCENT of Americans

November 1, 2022
SO SORRY: Latest poll finds ‘Gun Policies’ is a priority for ONE PERCENT of Americans

Every once in a while, the mask slips on the mainstream media’s fake news narrative.  Frankly, it tends to happen within two to four weeks of an election as polling groups start to report more truthful numbers in order to save their reputations.  After all, if they kept touting the garbage polling they put...
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GUN SHOPS: Take steps to mitigate risk from stolen vehicle kamikaze attacks

November 1, 2022
GUN SHOPS:  Take steps to mitigate risk from stolen vehicle kamikaze attacks

The above photo was taken at Asgard Guns in Crete, IL – roughly one block from the police station. A stolen vehicle from Chicagoland crashed through the building in an effort to access firearms inside. The owner of Asgard guns is extremely proud that these would-be masked marauders made off with ZERO firearms.  The...
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New York City Joins Chicago As Cities Descend Into Ruins

October 31, 2022
New York City Joins Chicago As Cities Descend Into Ruins

Chicago gets a lot of digital ink — all of it well earned — for its lack of civility and brotherly love under Democrat leadership for the last ninety-plus years. Now, under the hard-left gun rights-hating “leadership” of Bill de Blasio and now Eric Adams, New York City is falling into ruin too.  But...
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VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPON IT: Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 8th

October 31, 2022
VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPON IT:  Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 8th

by Justin Thyme, a GSL member The November 8th, 2022 Election Day is just days away. For many, mid-term elections like this one are often treated with less importance than presidential elections. They are not less important. Obviously big changes in voter sentiment can cause big changes in our nation’s leadership, but only if...
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Bruen is our cause’s Roe v. Wade

October 30, 2022
Bruen is our cause’s Roe v. Wade

Regardless of your position in the abortion debate, you have to recognize the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade on American life for decades. Hundreds if not thousands of laws regulating or banning abortion all met the buzz saw of courts citing the Roe v. Wade precedent. Today, our...
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