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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.


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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WE ARE WINNING: Gun hater whining grows

October 8, 2012
WE ARE WINNING:  Gun hater whining grows

Whining from the left continues to grow as the election nears. Steve Chapman at the Chicago Tribune – a strong bastion of support for the First Amendment while working against the Second Amendment – laments the NRA’s endorsement of Romney / Ryan over Obama / Biden. Chapman wrote “about a president who promised not...
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Luckiest man alive: Justin Bawcum takes seven AK rounds and lives to talk about it

October 8, 2012
Luckiest man alive:  Justin Bawcum takes seven AK rounds and lives to talk about it

Guns Save Life has remarkable speakers each month.  This was our speaker in October 2011’s meeting.  Guns Save Life meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus in Rantoul.  (See calendar to the right for more information) Main Speaker #1 Justin Bawcum   May 1, 2009 was a day that...
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Don’t sit on the sidelines! Get involved and make a difference!

October 6, 2012
Don’t sit on the sidelines!  Get involved and make a difference!

By John Naese If you’re a shooter or a gun owner, you should belong to several gun organizations. Why several? Because each serves its own purpose, and you have a different role to play in each. You can gain different benefits from membership in each one of the following three. First, if you are...
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IL Democrats, the party of gun control, open new front on the war on gun owners

October 5, 2012
IL Democrats, the party of gun control, open new front on the war on gun owners

  In a recent article, we noted that the Illinois Democratic Party has declared a jihad on America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, and the background-checked and registered firearm owners who own them here in Illinois in a series of mailings in various legislative districts throughout Illinois.  News comes that they’ve opened a new front...
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Anxiety at being unarmed and defenseless is not a disorder among sheepdogs

October 5, 2012

by John Boch My wife, God bless her, her alarm clock set to the local PBS station, so I treated to Nazi Party Radio drivel about as often as I hear classical music first thing in the morning. On one particular morning, an Iraqi war veteran was lamenting his anxiety at...
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