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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.


Real Americans don’t cower

October 26, 2012
Real Americans don’t cower

Alex Wagner, a journalist and political commentator for MSNBC, recently offered her analysis of a recent school violence rampage in Ohio with, “Cowering under a desk is indeed the only recourse for people facing life threatening situations in a school.” Now, Miss Wanger favors the abolition of the Second Amendment. It would seem that...
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Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds After Action Report updated!

October 26, 2012
Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds After Action Report updated!

by John Boch (GunNews Magazine) – Fortress Defense Consultants, headed up by Frank Sharpe, offered a Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds course in early December in northeastern Illinois.  Exactly ten students were present, all civilians, and all but one former alumni of either Fortress Defense or John Farnam (Fortress hosts Farnam to Indiana at...
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CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: More shot last weekend than killed in Seattle all year

October 25, 2012
CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE:  More shot last weekend than killed in Seattle all year

More people were shot last weekend in Chicago than have been murdered in Seattle all year, per David Workman at the Examiner. Think about that next time you’re considering Chicago as a vacation or business destination. This is why Guns Save Life has recommended our members, friends and families stay away from Chicago as...
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Junk lawsuits, junk lawyers: Burglar sues his victim for shooting him

October 25, 2012
Junk lawsuits, junk lawyers:  Burglar sues his victim for shooting him

  A 31-year-old burglar is suing the 90-year-old man he shot in the face, who then shot him right back, for “great bodily injury”, financial losses and his divorce. And there was actually a lawyer who took this case! Nothing like giving the legal profession a good name. What’s the worst thing about a...
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UPDATE: Former GSL Director David Acklin passes away – services today.

October 25, 2012
UPDATE:  Former GSL Director David Acklin passes away – services today.

  It is with great sadness that we report the passing of former Guns Save Life director David Acklin who died at his home Monday morning, October 22. Mr. Acklin was a staunch supporter of civil rights and a true patriot.  He gave freely of his time an expertise to benefit firearm rights. He...
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He knew & watched them die… Is Obama arming al-qaeda?

October 25, 2012
He knew & watched them die…  Is Obama arming al-qaeda?

The Libyan attack on our consulate is getting messy. It would seem President Obama and his administration knew it was a terrorist attack and did nothing except watch as Ambassador Stevens, a diplomat and two former Navy SEALs get killed over four additional hours of the attack when help was an hour, at most,...
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Good riddance: Home invader gets lead in the head; thug’s family confronts those he victimized

October 25, 2012

A thug breaks into a house in Elyria, OH and gets lead poisoning in the living room, expiring on the couch after learning actions have consequences – maybe for the first time in his life. The dramatic 911 call is below. As if it wasn’t traumatic enough for the victims of this home invasion,...
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AFTER ACTION: Spartan Tactical Training’s Advanced Tactical Pistol

October 25, 2012

by John Boch (GunNews) – Domination.  That word describes instructor John Krupa’s attitude when it comes to fighting with a sidearm in the Spartan Tactical Training Group’s 2-day Advanced Tactical Pistol course held in Bloomington in late October 2010. “The handgun can be an incredibly devastating weapon,” Krupa said both in class and later...
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GREAT GUNS IV is underway!

October 25, 2012
GREAT GUNS IV is underway!

WIN A GUN! Actually, you’ll have a chance to win two great guns! Each year, Guns Save Life offers its multi-month Great Guns drawing for $5 per chance. Guns Save Life is proud to announce the kickoff of our Fourth Annual Great Guns drawing. Once again this year, first prize is a Rock River...
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WE’RE WINNING: NY Times laments self-defense rights

October 24, 2012

  The New York Times has long held treated self-defense rights with scorn and derision and they continue the pattern with their latest article attacking Castle Doctrine laws based upon a single incident in Montana where an angry husband confronted his neighbor, who was having an affair with the angry husband’s wife, in the...
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