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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.


GUEST POST: Ask your local Democratic candidates if they’ll fire Michael Madigan

October 17, 2012
GUEST POST:  Ask your local Democratic candidates if they’ll fire Michael Madigan

We’re posting a guest column from the We Are Illinois.org. Ask your local Democratic candidates if they’ll FIRE MADIGAN A recent survey of voters showed that Illinois House Speaker/Illinois Democratic Party Chairman/Father of the Illinois Attorney General, Mike Madigan has a public approval rating of only 16%. Capitol Fax Columnist Rich Miller called Madigan...
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Critic: Guns Save Life is “a little too aggressive for my tastes”

October 17, 2012
Critic:  Guns Save Life is “a little too aggressive for my tastes”

One of our members sent us a link from a critic. Matt B wrote at ar15.com: GSL, huh. While I appreciate what that organization is trying to do I’ve found their approach to be a little to aggressive for my tastes. That said, the campaign they have for Naomi Jakkobson is not current. If...
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Nov 2012 GunNews is here early!

October 17, 2012
Nov 2012 GunNews is here early!

We’re putting up the current issue of GunNews a little earlier then normal, in part because of the upcoming election. Download it and enjoy.  To get your copy delivered to your mailbox (the dead tree version) each month, sign up for a membership in Guns Save Life. We defend your right to defend yourself. ...
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Tom Shafer: On Survivalism

October 17, 2012
Tom Shafer:  On Survivalism

About a month ago, some old guy predicted the end of the world on May 21st.  And when it didn’t end, he said he had the date wrong and it’s now in October.  He’s milking this pretty good, especially since the October date will be his third attempt at predicting the date the world...
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Chicago Tribune gives nod to Bambenek in 52nd Senate District.

October 16, 2012
Chicago Tribune gives nod to Bambenek in 52nd Senate District.

The Chicago Tribune released their endorsements in the State Senate race. We must say, we’re hardly a fan of the Tribune.  We’ll let you evaluate their metric for the determination as described: 52nd District: We endorsed Sen. Michael Frerichs in 2006 and 2010, and he has done some estimable work on complicated issues. The...
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Gun banner types don’t work for free

October 16, 2012
Gun banner types don’t work for free

  Bitter over at Shall Not Be Questioned noticed an absence of Dennis Henigan from the Brady Campaign lineup at a liberal fete televised on C-SPAN.  She thought that terribly disrespectful until after doing some digging, she discovered Dennis is now working for an anti-tobacco lobby group now. It would seem that after twenty-odd...
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Riot preparations?

October 16, 2012

  Our friends over at Second City Cop are reporting cancellation of time off for the period 24 hours before and after Election Day 2012 and speculation is that it’s early preparation for potential unrest should President Obama be defeated in his re-election campaign. SCC also makes the note that only one side is...
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10 Things every home should have for short-term survival

October 16, 2012
10 Things every home should have for short-term survival

by Skip Coryell (Human Events.com) – A few weeks ago, the lights in my house flickered, came back on, then died. The temperature was 32 degrees outside, and it was getting dark fast. I live out in the boondocks and that happens a half dozen times a year. I’ve learned to prepare myself for...
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Chicago isn’t safe: How bad is it? Mogadishu bad.

October 15, 2012
Chicago isn’t safe:  How bad is it?  Mogadishu bad.

  How bad is it in Chicago? It’s so bad the authorities don’t even know how many people got shot.  Or they can’t keep up.  Or both. The Chicago Tribune says 2 killed, 24 shot. NBC Chicago says “since Friday five people were killed and at least 25 people were wounded in separate shootings.”...
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Olivia’s Story: One happy 7-year-old’s first shots ever

October 15, 2012
Olivia’s Story:  One happy 7-year-old’s first shots ever

Olivia’s story by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – We had a little seven-year-old girl named Olivia at the Appleseed in Danville.  She was from a family of five, where four were shooting. To her credit, Olivia was very good all Saturday keeping herself busy and out of the way, but on the ride...
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