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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.


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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Democrat war on your guns continues: Nickel tax per round proposed

October 18, 2012
Democrat war on your guns continues:  Nickel tax per round proposed

  Democrats in Cook County are joining the Democratic Party of Illinois in wearing the “DEMOCRATS:  The party of gun control” label with their latest antics in Cook County. CBS Chicago this morning reports that Democrats in Cook County want to tax ammunition sales by 5 cents per round in order to help close...
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Sustainment training: Keep your skills sharp

October 18, 2012
Sustainment training:  Keep your skills sharp

  by Scott Norton Firearms and Tactics Instructor US Training Center Since I’ve never met anyone who could shoot that didn’t dry fire we’ll start by assuming that you keep up with that. Now that we’re at the range but short of time or funds how do we keep in shooting shape? Let’s look...
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Teach your children well

October 17, 2012
Teach your children well

Gun owners in America face decisions on whether or not to make their firearms accessible to their children as part of parenting. When should you teach your children basic firearm safety? That one’s easy:  You teach basic firearm safety about the same time you drown-proof your kids around water and teach them not to...
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DEBATE #2: Obama wants to ban America’s favorite rifle!

October 17, 2012

The Brady Campaign got its wish and last night, Candy Crowley, the host of the second presidential debate, picked a question on gun control, specifically: President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your administration done or planned...
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When trouble shows up, will you be ready?

October 17, 2012
When trouble shows up, will you be ready?

  When trouble shows up, will you be ready? For people oblivious of their surroundings – in Condition White as Col. Cooper would say (or “unaware” in the NRA’s scale of awareness) – trouble is invisible. Seldom is it as obvious as it might be with these gents:   People who don’t pay attention...
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