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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.


George Soros is one bad dude

September 27, 2012
George Soros is one bad dude

by Jim Butler President, Sangamon County Rifle Association (GunNews) – George Soros is one of the most powerful and dangerous men on the face of the earth.  As a New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at about $14 billion.  His management company controls billions more in investor assets....
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Calling all gun owners Saturday! OUTBREAK!

September 26, 2012
Calling all gun owners Saturday!   OUTBREAK!

It’s an emergency!  Local government is calling for all gun owners to report south of the Clinton Nuclear Power Station to deal with an outbreak of some sort.  Report to the DeWitt County Sportsmen’s Club by 9:00a.m. for assignments!     Clinton, IL (DCSC News Service) – Authorities are urging calm in the face...
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Meanwhile, in Sarah Brady’s paradise…

September 26, 2012
Meanwhile, in Sarah Brady’s paradise…

  The good folks over at “An NC Gun Blog” have been keeping a daily tally of gun crimes that surely couldn’t really be happening in Great Britain and Australia, two nations that enacted utterly Draconian gun laws following criminal rampages by lunatics with guns. The money quote: I want you to stop and...
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Training: The Long and the Short of it

September 26, 2012
Training: The Long and the Short of it

By John Naese (Guns Save Life) – Gun safety, basic pistol, and personal protection classes used to be few and far between.  There were a lot fewer opportunities and locations to take such classes even 10 years ago. Not anymore.  The rise of the concealed carry movement (49 states and counting now) has led...
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5 Simple Rules of GUNFIGHTING

September 25, 2012
5 Simple Rules of GUNFIGHTING

By Paul H. Vallandigham (GunsSaveLife.com) – When it comes to being in a gunfight, the only rule is to survive. The best gunfight to survive is the one you avoid. Any defensive training instructor, whether involving guns, knives or martial arts will tell you that the first defense is to run away, no matter...
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Hunter Safety class this weekend: Ford County, IL

September 24, 2012
Hunter Safety class this weekend:  Ford County, IL

Pheasants Forever Young Guns will be sponsoring a Hunter Safety Education course this Friday and Saturday near Gibson City, IL. For information or to register, contact the Gibson City Illinois Department of Natural Resources office at 217 784-4730, ext. 223. Flyer here!  
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SHOOT FOR FREE: 18 and under this Sunday afternoon

September 24, 2012
SHOOT FOR FREE:  18 and under this Sunday afternoon

This Sunday, September 30 from noon until 4pm the Pheasants Forever Young Guns group will be hosting a Trap Shoot and Fun Day for young people age 18 and under.  (Kids under 12 must have parent or guardian present). It’s being held at the Green Acres Sportsman’s Club in Roberts, IL. Contact Fred Magers...
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Clergy vs. Guns: Guns Save Life’s response…

September 24, 2012
Clergy vs. Guns:  Guns Save Life’s response…

How cute. A slew of misguided clergy in the Quad Cities area of Illinois submitted an editorial piece urging that gun ownership be sharply restricted except for hunters and sport shooters. In other words:  Guns suitable for self-defense against other two-legged predators should be “controlled”. Their screed follows our reply:   Dear Quad City...
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MAILBAG: Thanks Guns Save Life!

September 24, 2012
MAILBAG:  Thanks Guns Save Life!

State Line Rifle Association sponsored an NRA Family Fun Day Shoot last weekend (the second of the year) and Guns Save Life helped promote the event for them in GunNews. We received this in the mail today: We had another very successful event, and we all can take a good measure of pride in our...
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Keep your cotton-pickin’ finger off the cotton-pickin trigger, sonny!

September 24, 2012
Keep your cotton-pickin’ finger off the cotton-pickin trigger, sonny!

So, TSA in Pennsylvania catches and absent-minded flight attendant forgot her CCW piece in her luggage and was called out on it. Police arrived and the experts from the local PD decide to fondle her Airweight revolver. Somehow, some rocket scientist cop negligently discharges the gun. Thankfully nobody was injured. So, absent-minded flight attendant...
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