http://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.

Wisconsin issues its 200,000th carry permit

Welcome to Wisconsin, where that state announced it has issued its 200,000th carry permit. (Journal-Sentinel) - Wisconsin has reached a concealed weapons permit milestone. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Tuesday that permit number  200,000 was printed Monday at the Department of Justice’s secure processing center in downtown Madison. Wisconsin…

GunNews well travelled… to El Salvador, Florida and online now!

[caption id="attachment_9588" align="alignnone" width="600"] The September 2013 issue of GunNews was seen in El Salvador.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_9589" align="alignnone" width="600"] And in Destin, FL.  Dozens were distributed to Florida residents![/caption]   GunNews is well-traveled. It's online as well... The latest issue is also now online, here.