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.

Chicagoland: Traffic-trap suburbs.

[caption id="attachment_1827" align="alignnone" width="556"] Photo courtesy mchenrycountyblog.com.[/caption] 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…

Evanston Gun “Buy Back” FAIL BOAT arrives Dec. 15.

[caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignnone" width="630"] Evanston PD 3-star Chief Eddington.  Clearly, he's inferior to a 4- or 5-star police chief.Photo by Evanstonnow.com.[/caption]   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…

Bigotry of a different stripe

  [caption id="attachment_3119" align="alignnone" width="600"] University of Colorado Boulder Economics Advisor Ken Bonetti holds a sign that he previously had posted on his door to his office, stating "absolutely no guns", but after administrators told him he couldn't have his sign, he posted a new one asking not to bring…

The Hunger Games, Tyranny, and American Civil Rights

[caption id="attachment_2995" align="alignnone" width="472"] Promo material for The Hunger Games movie.[/caption] 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…

ISRA Alert: Cook County Board Meeting on Ammo Tax

from our friends at ISRA: ISRA Legislative Alert  The Cook County Board is trying an ammunition tax and a firearm transfer tax.   This is a direct attack on your Second Amendment rights.   If you are a Cook County resident, you need to do the following: 1.       Go to the meeting listed…