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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.


MURDER CITY, USA: Impotent Chicago Mayor Retreats When Kid Tells Her to ‘Go Home’ [VIDEO]

May 5, 2020
MURDER CITY, USA:  Impotent Chicago Mayor Retreats When Kid Tells Her to ‘Go Home’ [VIDEO]

While Illinois citizens remain subject to a state-wide lockdown, someone forgot to tell the bad guys. Consistent with past practice, with warmer weather, the Chicago’s violence increased over the weekend. The bad guys racked up five murders and 44 others maimed in Murder City, USA. Meanwhile, tough-talking Mayor Lori Lightfoot turned tail and ran...
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Armed Home Invader Killed by Homeowner in Urbana, Public Defender Calls It ‘Heartbreaking’

May 5, 2020

Home invaders certainly aren’t practicing social distancing or complying with stay-at-home orders. And once more in Illinois, another violent home invasion happened in recent days. In Urbana, three teens picked a Marine Corps veteran’s apartment to break into. One of them was armed with a rifle and another with pepper spray. They chose… quite...
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May 2020 GunNews now available ONLINE

May 2, 2020
May 2020 GunNews now available ONLINE

We wanted to give our members first crack at seeing this in their mailboxes. Now, we’re making it available to everyone! DOWNLOAD HERE!
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GETTING UNDER PRITZKER’S SKIN: Governor changes tune, claims some regions of state could be open well before May 30

May 1, 2020

With the growing number lawsuits, demonstrations and public officials rejecting Governor Pritzker’s so-called “emergency orders,” ol’ J.B. has picked up a new hymnal.  Yes, the well-healed governor whose wife and kids jetted down to their Florida ranch has started singing a new tune. In a press conference today, Governor Pritzker appeared a little testy. ...
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GSL Meetings Cancelled in MAY.

May 1, 2020

Guns Save Life has cancelled its May series of meetings across Illinois.  Yes, because of the Coronavirus situation.  So sit back with a beverage of your choice and try to catch a relaxing evening when you would have attended a GSL event.  If you don’t have your copy of GunNews yet, read on… We...
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SORRY. VERY heavy traffic leading to errors.

April 30, 2020
SORRY.  VERY heavy traffic leading to errors.

Guns Save Life’s website is groaning mightily under a deluge of very heavy traffic from stories this week.  The post about the Governor setting loose thousands of prison inmates served as the final straw that broke the camel’s back.  Or the bridge deck, depending on your point of view. We don’t have the world’s...
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JAIL BREAK: Illinois Gov. Pritzker oversees release of almost 4000 prison inmates since March 1. See the list…

April 30, 2020
JAIL BREAK:  Illinois Gov. Pritzker oversees release of almost 4000 prison inmates since March 1.  See the list…

The Illinois Department of Corrections has finally come clean with a list of inmates released since March 1, despite the “shelter-in-place order” issued by the Governor.  The data should scare the hell out of Illinois residents.  While many of the offenders had already been scheduled for “mandatory supervised release,” plenty more were released on...
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CENSORSHIP REIGNS: Facebook throttles GSL bigly

April 29, 2020
CENSORSHIP REIGNS:  Facebook throttles GSL bigly

We at Guns Save Life have known that Facebook has increasingly throttled our posts for several years now.  However, some recent stories have shown us just how brazen Facebook’s big tech censorship has become. Ten years ago, when we posted something at Facebook, we would reach two to three thousand people, even without any...
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A DEFICIT OF COURAGE: Gov. Pritzker plans to keep Illinois closed until after July 4 weekend

April 28, 2020

Two independent sources inside Governor Pritzker’s administration have confirmed that their boss plans to keep Illinois closed until after the July 4th weekend. Neither official would talk on record, but both echoed the same potentially bad news for Land of Lincoln residents.  And they cited the governor’s risk-aversion for his paralysis in making moves...
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Illinois State Police release ‘statement’ on the ‘masks + gun = felony’ issue

April 28, 2020
Illinois State Police release ‘statement’ on the ‘masks + gun = felony’ issue

The Illinois State Police have responded to our story and others pointing out that the Governor’s Executive Order requiring the use of a mask in public directly conflicts with Illinois gun laws. In fact, it’s a class 4 felony as we wrote Sunday evening. From NewsChannel20: “The Governor’s Executive Order regarding the wearing of...
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