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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.


SCANDALOUS: Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow shutting down…

August 15, 2012
SCANDALOUS:  Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow shutting down…

It’s been a bad couple of years for little Jeffrey Parsons, who first surfaced on the Guns Save Life radar in 2010 when his show rolled into Champaign-Urbana, IL and offered one of our Colt collectors $225 for a pair of $10,000+ Civil War-era Colts. The GSL-member and Colt collector owner had taken the...
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Darnall’s NRA Youth Camp 2012

August 14, 2012
Darnall’s NRA Youth Camp 2012

PHOTO GALLERY Bloomington, IL (Guns Save Life) – Darnall’s GunWorks and Ranges hosted their 18th annual National Rifle Association Youth Shooting Camp July 26-29th west of Bloomington, IL. One hundred thirty young people ages 8-16 showed up to enjoy a long weekend learning basic firearm safety and the safe and responsible use of firearms...
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Pastors behaving badly

August 14, 2012
Pastors behaving badly

by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – I spoke with Pastor Gary Grogan of Urbana’s Stonecreek Church, formerly known as the Urbana Assembly of God church some weeks ago after the formal announcement of their gun buyback program. He claimed he was a member of the NRA and seeks more gun safety education to...
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Champaign gun “buy back” flop sees intimidation, questions and unpublished conditions while netting a mere 25% of expectations

August 14, 2012
Champaign gun “buy back” flop sees intimidation, questions and unpublished conditions while netting a mere 25% of expectations

Champaign, IL (GunsSaveLife) – The former Urbana Assembly of God church, now known as Stonecreek Church, sponsored a gun “buy back” in Champaign on Saturday August 4th.  One family turning in guns was greeted with lots of questions and a healthy dose of rudeness and intimidation while another man was turned away at the...
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