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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.


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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THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS: The movie that influences revolutionaries and street gangs.

October 26, 2021

In regione caecorum rex est luscusIn the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is Kingby Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL member What if I were to tell you that a black and white movie, with a budget of only $800,000 made in 1966, was so profound that it significantly influenced revolutionaries throughout the world...
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GUNS SAVE LIFE WINS! Cook County Gun & Ammo Tax Unanimously Ruled Unconstitutional by Illinois Supreme Court

October 25, 2021

The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down Cook County’s gun and ammo tax as unconstitutional in a decision released Thursday, October 21st. In Guns Save Life v. Ali, the state’s high court ruled the tax on an unpopular fundamental right improperly violates the Illinois Constitution’s uniformity clause. The Cook County Board implemented $25 per...
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Gun Review: Ruger LCP MAX… two thumbs up!

October 25, 2021

by John BochGun makers keep setting the bar higher and higher for new product development. After all, everyone wants a small and light carry gun, with a good trigger, good sights and decent capacity. And if it shoots well and comfortably on top of that, that’s just a bonus, right? Sound familiar? I wrote...
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Download October 2021 Issue of GunNews Here…

October 25, 2021
Download October 2021 Issue of GunNews Here…

Do you participate in gun rights advocacy?  You should. Here’s the October issue of Guns Save Life’s monthly journal.  Download the .pdf here.  Share it with your friends. In the coming days, we’ll post November’s issue.  But first we want to give our members a chance to enjoy it.    
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NORMAL, IL GUN BATTLE ON VIDEO: Bodycam video of gun battle from August 30, 2021

September 13, 2021
NORMAL, IL GUN BATTLE ON VIDEO:  Bodycam video of gun battle from August 30, 2021

Home carry can save lives.   On Monday, August 30th, a dementia-addled senior citizen went off the deep end in a mobile community on the very north side of Normal, Illinois.  Yes, the same Normal that is home to Illinois State University. Ron Reiner, 66, apparently started his rampage by killing his wife.  He then...
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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 10, 2021

Do you remember September 11th? While you and I do, plenty today do not.  Those college age and younger don’t have any recollection.  Even those in their mid- to late-twenties may have few if any memories of the day or its significance. I certainly remember it. It was on the Second Tuesday of September,...
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GETTING RANGE TIME in the era of ammo shortages

September 6, 2021

By John NaeseIn the back of your mind, you knew the day was coming. It was just a matter of the next horrible crime committed by a gun (of course, not by a criminal!), or the next time the perennial gun ban bill came close to passing. You knew the ammo would dry up...
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A BASTION OF IRON: How to survive this onslaught against tyranny

September 1, 2021

  In regione caecorum rex est luscusIn the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is King by Desiderius Erasmus, a GSL memberMany great military strategists throughout history were forced to fight from a position of disadvantage: the other guy was more powerful; sometimes the strategist had more than one adversary. Such was the...
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