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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.


Obama’s world crashing down around him.

October 20, 2012
Obama’s world crashing down around him.

  By John Boch (Guns Save Life) – President Barack Hussein Obama’s final act is playing out as his world crashes down around him.  Americans are abandoning support for a man who has talked a good game, but failed to provide good jobs, affordable energy and a strong economy that Americans expect. Even worse,...
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Welcome Home Grampa Ed: Honor Flight 3 lands in Champaign, IL

October 20, 2012
Welcome Home Grampa Ed:  Honor Flight 3 lands in Champaign, IL

PHOTO GALLERY Savoy (Guns Save Life) – Willard Airport in Savoy, IL hosted several hundred central Illinoisans, scores of emergency vehicles, a high school band and a huge flag suspended between two fire department ladder trucks to welcome back 65 World War II veterans from a two-day trip to Washington, D.C. as part of...
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Product Review: Tank007 TK-703 – Tiny but mighty

October 20, 2012
Product Review:  Tank007 TK-703 – Tiny but mighty

by John Boch If you would have told me twenty years ago that I could carry a flashlight scarcely bigger than a 7.62×51 cartridge which would emit about 50 lumens of light on a single AAA battery, I would have laughed at you. Just such an animal exists today, for $10.96 delivered from DealExtreme.com. ...
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WE’RE WINNING: NY Times screed laments lack of gun control

October 19, 2012
WE’RE WINNING:  NY Times screed laments lack of gun control

  All the news that’s fit to print – or so they claim. Late yesterday, the New York Times published a raving lament crying about the lack of discussion of gun control in this presidential campaign. The nation is in the middle of the second great depression (if you factor out monetization and other...
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It wasn’t your imagination: Violent crime up 18% in 2011

October 18, 2012
It wasn’t your imagination:  Violent crime up 18% in 2011

It wasn’t your imagination. Violent crime in 2011 was up a whopping 18% according to recently released numbers from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics. Just another reason to get yourself the means with which to defend your family and the training to know how to use it effectively!   FoxNews has the story:...
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It’s not “optimal”? No, Mr. President. It’s an ACT OF WAR!

October 18, 2012
It’s not “optimal”?  No, Mr. President.  It’s an ACT OF WAR!

  We at Guns Save Life recognize and honor the precious nature of our servicemen and their sacrifices.  We recognize their are a limited commodity that cannot be borrowed infinitely from the Chinese. So when the U.S. President calls the deaths of our ambassador to Libya, along with a diplomat and two former US...
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Just ONE vote.

October 18, 2012
Just ONE vote.

 
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Democrats war on YOUR gun rights: $25 tax on each gun sold

October 18, 2012
Democrats war on YOUR gun rights:  $25 tax on each gun sold

  The Associated Press is reporting the “ammo tax” in Cook County now includes a $25 tax on each gun sold. Why not a $25 tax on casting a ballot as well? CHICAGO — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to...
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KSG: A not-so-rave review

October 18, 2012
KSG:  A not-so-rave review

Papa Delta Bravo posted a well-thought out review of the new Keltec Shotgun that calls it to task over a number of issues. H/t to Caleb at GunNuts.   Kel-Tec KSG: Wretched Pulsating Ball of Suck, Fail, Tears and Cancer So the guy running The Firearm Blog got his hands on a Kel-tec KSG...
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Black People, Black Guns and Black Politics

October 18, 2012
Black People, Black Guns and Black Politics

Kenn Blanchard has an excellent piece at the Daily Caller a couple of days ago that’s superlative, as is much of what Mr. Blanchard does. He talks about the “soft bigotry” relating to black folks when it comes to swimming and guns. The money quote:  “Gun control is racist.  Anyone that will give you...
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