jboch

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.

IL residents: Don’t strap on just yet…

The State Journal-Register published an article late Monday urging gun owners to hold their horses and not FOID-carry just yet, after the 9-0 Aguilar decision from the Illinois Supreme Court. The word we are getting from Todd Vandermyde and others is that you face minimal risk of prosecution for *concealed*…

Equip 2 Conceal threatens legal action against GSL

[caption id="attachment_9414" align="alignnone" width="500"] Rob Shewmake's Ford Raptor pickup truck.[/caption] Early Sunday, we wrote about a seven-year-old Florida company that was advertising Illinois-certified concealed carry classes on their website.  For $280, they would provide the 16-hours of training Illinois requires and better yet, they were offering this training in a…

Chokepoint

Chokepoint (Dictionary.com) - choke·point [chohk-point] noun a place of greatest congestion and often hazard; bottleneck.   by John Boch The Illinois State Police have done a fine job creating a chokepoint for Illinois gun owners in their handling of the mandated training requirements of the new Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry…

Re-writing history: History textbooks’ revisionist 2nd Amendment descriptions

[caption id="attachment_9377" align="alignnone" width="674"] The latest American history textbook to "rewrite" the Second Amendment. And educators wonder why Americans look with suspicion upon the educational community. Photo courtesy TTAG.[/caption] First there was a revisionist, downright false description of the 2nd Amendment in United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement…