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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.


James Yeager: Hurricane Sandy aftermath is ‘medieval’

November 3, 2012
James Yeager:  Hurricane Sandy aftermath is ‘medieval’

by Frank Sharpe Fortress Defense Consultants To all,James Yeager of Tactical Response just sent this note out: “I am getting reports from my Alumni in NY. Things are BAD. The news is under-reporting the violence. Shooting and home invasions are rampant. My Law Enforcement Alumni are telling me it is like a 3rd world...
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Chicagoland: Traffic-trap suburbs.

November 3, 2012
Chicagoland:  Traffic-trap suburbs.

Public service to our members Traffic-trap suburbs (GunNews) –  Not only is Chicagoland a dangerous place to live or visit, home of the highest local sales taxes in the nation, and the nation’s top city for traffic enforcement cameras but it also sports some ticket-happy suburbs that will gleefully reach into your wallet if...
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Evanston Gun “Buy Back” FAIL BOAT arrives Dec. 15.

November 2, 2012

  Evanston Police are working on putting together a gun buyback which will pay market value on “high end” firearms turned in. There are a couple of catches. It’s not “no questions asked”.  Those turning in guns, the chief says, will have to prove they live in Evanston…  a very anti-gun suburb just north...
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Casting Call: Red Jacket Firearms needs a master ‘smith

November 1, 2012
Casting Call:  Red Jacket Firearms needs a master ‘smith

Hey hey hey. Looks like Red Jacket Firearms is in need of some new help to contribute to their abortion work at their shop. Maybe their last gunsmith ran off with the boss guy’s daughter or maybe he just got fired. But if you’re really good, and can impress the show’s casting producer with...
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Bloomberg sends $1.1M to anti-gun Florida campaign while disarmed New Yorkers get looted

November 1, 2012

With hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers still cleaning up and without power from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy meeting up with a Nor’easter storm, cold, dark and unarmed while looters ply their criminal trade in homes and businesses, their billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg has sent $1.1M to buy advertising for an anti-gun former...
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A ‘gutsy call’ by a gutsy man. (No, NOT Barack Hussein Obama)

November 1, 2012
A ‘gutsy call’ by a gutsy man.  (No, NOT Barack Hussein Obama)

A courageous bank president takes care of business in Troy, Missori. Bad guy ignores the “guns welcome” signage on the door, and robs the place, full of dozens of employees and customers. Bank president follows him outside and draws down on him. Another bank employee shows up.  Oh yeah, second employee is armed as...
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Bigotry of a different stripe

November 1, 2012

  The mainstream media brings us yet another example of how anti-self-defense folks rely on bigotry, feelings and emotions over diversity, science and substance with the story of a University of Colorado staff member proudly displaying a “no guns” sign on his office door at a public university. His bigotry (defined as “stubborn and...
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Book Review: Once Upon a Lifetime by Carl Greenwood

November 1, 2012
Book Review: Once Upon a Lifetime by Carl Greenwood

Book Review Once Upon a Lifetime by Carl Greenwood by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – Retired Gunnery Sergeant Carl Greenwood was our featured speaker at February’s Guns Save Life general meeting and wowed the audience with a great story of his time in Korea during his participation in the Great First Marine Division...
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The Hunger Games, Tyranny, and American Civil Rights

October 31, 2012
The Hunger Games, Tyranny, and American Civil Rights

by John Boch Lots of folks have raved over The Hunger Games series of books by Suzanne Collins. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t keep current on the trash coming out of Hollywood in general but during some quality time with the significant other, we threw in the movie version “The Hunger...
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Chicago drops the ammo tax proposal; proceeds with gun tax

October 31, 2012
Chicago drops the ammo tax proposal; proceeds with gun tax

  Chicago’s Democrats have given up the idea of taxing your ammo in Cook County. They plan to continue with the gun tax.   Chicago’s Cook County drops bullet tax, keeps gun levy CHICAGO (Reuters) – The senior executive of the county that includes Chicago dropped a proposed tax on bullets on Wednesday but...
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