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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.


“You’re going to be taken home by the Marines today”

October 11, 2012
“You’re going to be taken home by the Marines today”

Saw this story earlier today and missed the great quote. A US Marine sees a handicapped boy’s prosthetic break and gives him a piggy-back ride for the last mile to the finish line. A great gesture and kind deed.  As one would expect of a U.S. Marine when they aren’t blowing things up and...
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Fast and Furious whistleblower witch hunt continues

October 11, 2012
Fast and Furious whistleblower witch hunt continues

Hard to believe, right? Breaking story just popped up on FoxNews.   ATF whistle-blower fired, claims complaints about ‘Fast and Furious’ played role A well-known whistle-blower in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed to FoxNews.com that he was fired this week, and he claims his complaints about Operation Fast and Furious...
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Brady Campaign’s financial troubles

October 11, 2012
Brady Campaign’s financial troubles

The Brady Campaign is on the ropes financially, just as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. Shall not be Questioned (formerly Snowflakes in Hell) has a great post about Brady’s problems.  Sebastion there asked if Mayor Bloomberg is personally underwriting much of the gun control lobby in the nation. News of the Brady Campaign’s...
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After Action: GSL Defense Training’s NRA Personal Protection in the Home course

October 11, 2012
After Action:  GSL Defense Training’s NRA Personal Protection in the Home course

After-action report:   GSL Defense Training’s NRA Personal Protection in the Home class by Dr. Doug Rokke Major, retired, U. S. Army (Gun Save Life) – I had the distinct pleasure to participate as a student in the GSL Defense Training NRA Personal Protection in the Home class taught at Darnall’s Gun Works and...
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Hardly scientific activist “research” used to promote more gun restrictions

October 10, 2012
Hardly scientific activist “research” used to promote more gun restrictions

Chicago Police brass, bless their hearts, are hard at work trying to demonize law-abiding gun owners and gun shops for the criminal acts of gang-bangers and thugs running rampant in their city. They conducted some “research” on the 125 guns they were able to confiscate / collect / obtain during the month of August...
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Exposing the Myth that Obama respects your gun rights

October 10, 2012
Exposing the Myth that Obama respects your gun rights

Some liberal, civil rights haters like to say Obama “respects” the Second Amendment and won’t go after your guns. That’s laughable. In reality, his stated goal is to ban America’s favorite rifle, the ubiquitous and versatile sporting rifle known as the AR-15, along with tens of millions of other guns. He wants to gut...
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Earl Riggins… the loss of a good friend and great American

October 10, 2012
Earl Riggins…  the loss of a good friend and great American

by Dean Rothermel (Guns Save Life) – On a blustery Central Illinois day in March 2011, many from around the country joined in saying goodbye to Earl Riggins, a brave American hero who helped America defeat Japan in World War II. Riggins served as a Marine guard on the USS Indianapolis, the fast cruiser...
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Firearms, Ammunition: Better than fiat cash to store wealth

October 9, 2012
Firearms, Ammunition:  Better than fiat cash to store wealth

Concerned about the Obama administration’s reckless spending proclivities or the Fed’s monetizing debt rendering your greenbacks’ value deflated? There are alternatives. Firearms and ammunition have long been recognized as a viable store of wealth as they will seldom go down in value if maintained. Here’s an article for your edification on this very subject!...
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IL DEMOCRATS want to TAX your guns and ammo to pay for crime

October 9, 2012
IL DEMOCRATS want to TAX your guns and ammo to pay for crime

  The latest idiocy from the Democratic Party of Illinois is delivered by the Cook County Board Chairman Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle wants to tax the law-abiding gun owners in Cook County to pay for Cook County’s crime problem. Cook County mulling violence tax on guns and ammunition Drawing the ire of the gun lobby,...
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IL House Speaker Michael Madigan: Unbridled Power

October 9, 2012
IL House Speaker Michael Madigan:  Unbridled Power

by Jim Butler, President Sangamon County Rifle Association (Guns Save Life) – I’m sure by now that if you haven’t had your head buried in the sand, you are aware that Illinois is the only state that doesn’t have right-to-carry so its citizens can protect themselves and their families. Not one of the other...
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