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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.


David exposes Goliath

October 4, 2012
David exposes Goliath

  David exposes Goliath By John Boch When I was in school, I was taught that newspaper reporters and editors were wise and learned individuals to be respected.  They were experts at the use of the English language and generally unbiased and unemotional in their reporting of the news.  Today, thanks to the “new”...
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Paul Vallandigham remembered for the “Fire in his belly”

October 4, 2012
Paul Vallandigham remembered for the “Fire in his belly”

Dear John, I’m so sorry for your loss, personally, as well as the loss to the GSL community.  Please accept my condolences, and rest assured that Paul will be in our prayers this evening. Paul is how I met you guys as I was finishing up grad school back at U of I in...
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Armed American: Happy ending to armed robbery

October 4, 2012
Armed American:  Happy ending to armed robbery

    The Witchita Eagle has a splendid story about a gentleman with a carry permit who used his safety rescue tool to dissuade a young thug from completing an armed robbery in front of the good guy’s business. The good guy in the story, Steve Yager, exhibited good situational awareness, noting a young...
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Democrats taking fallout from war on gun owners

October 4, 2012
Democrats taking fallout from war on gun owners

Days of our Trailers has a withering attack on the civil-rights hating Democratic hack Marty Moylan.  He’s going to try and ban ’50 cal machine guns’ in Illinois. Wait.  They’re already banned in this state.  What is he talking about then?  Oh right. He’s talking about semi-auto firearms like the AR-15, not ‘machine guns’....
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Paul Vallandigham – A life remembered

October 4, 2012
Paul Vallandigham – A life remembered

by John Naese Paul Vallandigham was an officer and director of Guns Save Life, but he was more than that – he was one of the original founding members.  The first meeting of what eventually became Guns Save Life was in the basement of a restaurant in Rantoul in 1995.  Paul, I, and five...
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GSL Director Paul Vallandigham passes away.

October 3, 2012
GSL Director Paul Vallandigham passes away.

by John Boch It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Paul H. Vallandigham, a long-time gun rights giant in Illinois. Mr. Vallandigham was a life member of the NRA, a former director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, as well as a founding member of Guns Save Life’s predecessor organization...
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“Common sense gun control” explained at last

October 3, 2012
“Common sense gun control” explained at last

  Redress Information & Analysis (no, we’re not going to link to them and drive traffic to them) proudly and robustly proclaims it exposes “injustice, disinformation and bigotry”. Like many things on the internet, just because you claim it doesn’t make it true. In a recent hit piece on civil rights, Graham Peebles writes...
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Democratic Party of Illinois declares war on gun owners! Vows ban on America’s favorite rifle.

October 2, 2012
Democratic Party of Illinois declares war on gun owners!  Vows ban on America’s favorite rifle.

  What would you say to a group of politicians who wanted to ban America’s favorite pastime, baseball?  But what if they claimed it was dangerous? You would think they were pretty out of touch, wouldn’t you?  And you would be absolutely right. Well, the Democratic Party of Illinois (DPI) has declared war on...
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Join us! GSL “North Meeting” in Pontiac, Thursday, Oct 4.

October 2, 2012
Join us!  GSL “North Meeting” in Pontiac, Thursday, Oct 4.

  Join Guns Save Life for our monthly “North Meeting” in Pontiac on Thursday, October 4th. Robert Rees will be our featured speaker, discussing the lifestyle change between the time he lived in Texas and when he moved to Illinois.   Guns Save Life “NORTH MEETING” 1st Thursday of each month OCTOBER 4th Family...
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Indy gun store clerk describes shooting ordeal (VIDEO)

October 2, 2012
Indy gun store clerk describes shooting ordeal (VIDEO)

  Indy gun store clerk shot a customer two weeks ago after the customer shot him with a rental gun. Recovery has been slow for the sheepdog, but he’s making progress. We wish him a speedy recovery. Good job, brother.  And thank you.   Gun store employee describes shooting ordeal Gun store employee describes...
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