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.

Gun confiscations in Cook County

[caption id="attachment_8539" align="alignnone" width="400"] Some people say Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is soft as puppy crap on serious violent crime, but when it comes to guns, he's Johnny on the Spot.[/caption] Cook County has organized an effort to take guns from individuals whose FOID cards (Firearm Owner ID) have…

EPIC FAIL: Rocket scientist brings bat to rob gun store

[caption id="attachment_8534" align="alignnone" width="646"] Rocket Scientist Derrick Mosley will have another chance to "turn his life around" after nearly getting perforated robbing a gun store with a baseball bat.[/caption] What kind of brainiac brings a baseball bat to a gun store intent on committing robbery? One by the name of…

Soldier to receive Medal of Honor

  Our hats off to Staff Sgt. Ty Carter for his heroism and valor.   Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor for COP Keating WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 29, 2013) -- President Barack Obama announced July 26 that Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor…

Judge tosses ISRA lawsuit

Here's the story:   [caption id="attachment_8527" align="alignnone" width="620"] In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, Valinda Rowe, spokesperson for Illinois Carry, holds a photograph of Mary Shepard, a Union County, Ill., woman who was beaten in 2009 by a paroled felon in an Anna church along with another woman, during…

The face of gun control…

[caption id="attachment_8518" align="alignnone" width="400"] "Remember, they don't want to just disarm us, they hate us just for owning guns."[/caption]   (Examiner) - Spanaway resident Steve Coffman was waiting for a bus in downtown Seattle Tuesday afternoon, minding his own business, leaning against a wall listening to music and answering e-mail…

Tracy Martin: Keep blacks on the plantation

Trayvon Martin's Father, Tracy "Fruit" Martin The apple didn't fall far from the tree when it comes to Trayvon and his (mostly absent) daddy.  Now daddy is in Washington D.C., agitating against the right of self-defense. It's ironic that he's advocating against something that benefits black folks most. It's like…

Scoundrels

  Scoundrels. The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.     Anonymous thugs Mistaken identity brings threats to Pastor Zimmermann (USA Today) - George A. Zimmermann, a retired pastor in Florida, has received death threats meant for the man acquitted in the…