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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.


Training to defend yourself, your family and other innocents.

August 24, 2012

PHOTO GALLERY Recent current events have pushed many Americans into seeking defensive training to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities to help keep their families safe from violent attack. Responsible firearms ownership has many proven benefits, not the least of which is personal protection.  Embracing firearms ownership offers gun owners and their families the...
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UPDATED Infographic: Castle Doctrine, Stand Your Ground states

August 23, 2012
UPDATED Infographic:  Castle Doctrine, Stand Your Ground states

    The folks at Ready Holster have an outstanding post we’re sharing… Be sure to click the link for the full graphic and explanation. UPDATE:  Got a call this morning on the Templar hotline and it was from a nice gentleman from Colorado who advised me that Colorado is a Castle Doctrine state,...
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McLean County 2nd Amendment rebellion makes mainstream AP news

August 23, 2012
McLean County 2nd Amendment rebellion makes mainstream AP news

Prosecutor hopes to stir debate on Illinois Gun Laws Excerpt By CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. August 23, 2012 (AP) Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don’t need to worry about facing charges because its top prosecutor is refusing to enforce a law he considers...
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Pushback begins: Opposition to downstate 2nd Amendment rebellion from surprising locations…

August 22, 2012
Pushback begins:  Opposition to downstate 2nd Amendment rebellion from surprising locations…

(Guns Save Life.com) – Yesterday, the McLean County State’s Attorney Ron Dozier released a statement to the media (republished below) saying that he would not prosecute FOID-card holders who are arrested for merely exercising Heller and McDonald affirmed 2nd Amendment rights. As we mentioned in our original news release ahead of the announcement, all...
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Chicago (home of Illinois’ strictest gun control) isn’t safe: Over 75% of homicides unsolved, year to date

August 21, 2012
Chicago (home of Illinois’ strictest gun control) isn’t safe:  Over 75% of homicides unsolved, year to date

Chicago (Guns Save Life) – Homicides in Chicago have spiked dramatically this year, up 27% over 2011 as of August 16, 2012.  The shocking truth, though, is that over three-quarters of homicides in Chicago have gone unsolved, according to sources inside the Chicago Police Department. According to Second City Cop, only 80 of 336...
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Edwards County State’s Attorney announces refusal to charge FOID holders for concealed carry

August 21, 2012
Edwards County State’s Attorney announces refusal to charge FOID holders for concealed carry

CHICAGO (FOX Chicago News) – A prosecutor in Southern Illinois won’t enforce the state’s ban on carrying loaded, concealed handguns and other state’s attorneys may soon announce the same policy. State’s Attorney Mike Valentine said he believes it’s unconstitutional for Illinois to prohibit people from carrying loaded firearms in public. If you’re otherwise law-abiding,...
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USCCA: Criminals and the Guns They Carry

August 20, 2012
USCCA:  Criminals and the Guns They Carry

  US Concealed Carry has a great article by Greg Ellifritz on studying your enemy to better understand and defeat him. An excerpt:   “If you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu said this more than 2000 years ago in...
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Get your Burma on!

August 20, 2012
Get your Burma on!

by John Naese, GSL Sign Committee chair At the September meeting, you’ll have the chance to create some new Burma-type slogans for Guns Save Life’s famous roadside signs. Start thinking now.  We want these to be clean, have some rhyme, and be something that a family with kids traveling down the Interstate can read...
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UPDATED! Blockbuster announcement: McLean Co. State’s Attorney says “No charges for FOID holders merely exercising 2nd Amendment rights”

August 20, 2012
UPDATED!  Blockbuster announcement:  McLean Co. State’s Attorney says “No charges for FOID holders merely exercising 2nd Amendment rights”

Bloomington, IL (Guns Save Life) – McLean County State’s Attorney Ron Dozier is set to announce publicly today, Monday, August 2o, to the media and residents of McLean County, Illinois, his decision not to prosecute Firearm Owner Identification Card holders who are arrested for merely possessing a concealed weapon in violation of Illinois’ prohibition...
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Pheasants Forever Young Guns come to Foosland Sportsman’s Club

August 19, 2012
Pheasants Forever Young Guns come to Foosland Sportsman’s Club

PHOTO GALLERY Foosland, IL (Guns Save Life) – The Ford County Pheasants Forever Young Guns group brought their very successful youth trap, rifle and splatter-board shoot to the Foosland Sportsman’s Club on Sunday, August 5th. Between sixty and seventy kids participated at the event which saw shooting for about four hours.  There was absolutely...
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