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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.


MAIL BAG: Grateful for our support.

September 19, 2012
MAIL BAG:  Grateful for our support.

Dear Guns Save Life: We are grateful for the ongoing support and kind words in your GunNews publications pertaining to the grueling battle against the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Everyone knows how in times of hardship, you quickly discover who stands alongside you on the battlefield.  I am thankful for the article that shed...
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Suicide by gun clerk?

September 18, 2012
Suicide by gun clerk?

  Suicide by gun store clerk? That’s what we’re thinking after a man walked into Don’s Guns and rented a handgun.  After spending some time on the attached indoor range, the customer returned and without saying anything, shot the clerk point blank twice. The clerk, displaying remarkable tenacity, drew his own gun and shot...
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Compare and Contrast II: Guns Save Life vs. CSGV

September 18, 2012

Miguel over at GunFreeZone had a nice catch he found from checking out the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Facebook page (no, we’re not going to link to CSGV). We will show you their pathetic picture. How about that.  A protest in front of the White House and they turn out a dozen people?...
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POW! Reported rapist takes gunshot to face.

September 18, 2012
POW!  Reported rapist takes gunshot to face.

  (GunNews) – Springfield, Ohio police were a little suspicious of the man who told them he couldn’t recall who shot him in the face or where the shooting took place. It didn’t take long to put two and two together when a report came in from a nearby hospital from a woman who...
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GUNS SAVE LIFE Opposes “MAY ISSUE” carry proposals for Illinois

September 18, 2012
GUNS SAVE LIFE Opposes “MAY ISSUE” carry proposals for Illinois

  Resolved… Guns Save Life opposes “May issue” carry proposals for Illinois WHEREAS, Guns Save Life is a civil rights educational organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the fundamental right of all Americans to keep and bear arms for defense of self, their families, and their property, from attacks by criminals, and from any...
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Big Bad Wolf gets perforated while threatening Little Red Riding Hood

September 17, 2012
Big Bad Wolf gets perforated while threatening Little Red Riding Hood

A road rage incident cost a Texas man his life as he failed to remember common courtesy and decency towards women.  It probably wasn’t the first time he was less than gentlemanly towards the fairer sex, but will certainly be the last time.  The woman in this case was on her way to work...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Helping Sarah McKinley

September 17, 2012
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Helping Sarah McKinley

From the February 2012 issue of GunNews (Guns Save Life) – At the January meeting, GSL President John Boch brought up the story from New Year’s Eve of Sarah McKinley from Blanchard, OK.  This 18-year-old mother lost her husband to cancer on Christmas Day 2011 and less than a week later, two opportunistic, armed...
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Wannabe jihadist thwarted in Chicago

September 16, 2012
Wannabe jihadist thwarted in Chicago

Think terror attacks will only happen in far away big cities like New York City? Think again. There’s all sorts of radical islamists (capitalization intentional) seeking to kill people in the name of their twisted interpretation of Islam. God bless the FBI for nabbing this 18-year-old who thought he was going to launch his...
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ALDERMEN SCARED! Chicago’s aldermen are frightened by crime and their constituents!

September 16, 2012
ALDERMEN SCARED!  Chicago’s aldermen are frightened by crime and their constituents!

  Chicago (GunNews) – How bad has the rampant violence plaguing Chicago gotten? It’s bad enough that the Chicago Sun-Times published a lengthy, shocking expose on how even Chicago’s Alderman are frightened by Chicago’s spiraling violent crime in general, and their own constituents in their districts  in particular. Chicago’s Aldermen have long been privileged...
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CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE: Booming business for body removal services

September 16, 2012
CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE:  Booming business for body removal services

  The Obama economy is good for one industry besides firearms – at least in America’s second largest city:  body removal services. Oh yeah, 8 shot, 3 dead on a beautiful Saturday in Chicago. The Trib has the story… 8 wounded, 3 dead in city shootings A couple dozen people stood silent outside police...
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