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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.


New Mexico gun shop tells over-reaching governor to go pound sand; reopens for business

April 17, 2020
New Mexico gun shop tells over-reaching governor to go pound sand; reopens for business

An Albuquerque, New gun shop has had enough of New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham’s heavy-handed authoritarianism. Louie Sanchez, owner of Calibers gun shop, says the Constitution trumps the governor’s pandemic over-reach. He plans to open his gun shop regardless of Gov.  Grisham’s empty decrees and threats. “Unless, somehow, she got a magical power to...
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Prince Harry to give up hunting, shooting to please his SJW wife

April 17, 2020
Prince Harry to give up hunting, shooting to please his SJW wife

ritain’s Prince Harry chose to marry a dyed in the wool social justice warrior in actress Meghan Markle. After their marriage and the birth of their first child, she convinced him to relinquish his life as a royal. Now with the couple in Los Angeles, it looks like he’ll be giving up hunting and...
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Tips for New Concealed Carry Practitioners

April 15, 2020

Photos by Oleg Volk.  Used with permission. Story by John BochWith Chinese virus worries across America, a lot of folks new to concealed carry have decided to carry a gun for a change. Some have owned guns for years and some just bought their first firearm. Depending on who’s counting, there are 16, 17...
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LET’S LIBERATE AMERICA: Turn the political pain up to ’11’

April 15, 2020

Over at The American Thinker, there’s a great piece about wresting American life and freedom back from dictatorial fiats decreed by Democrats and Republican pols alike. Yes, American law provides for quarantines.  However, quarantines are for the infected.  Not healthy people. Right here, from Illinois Code: 20 ILCS 2305/2 -(c) Except as provided in...
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How Do You Handle People Who Suddenly Want To Borrow a Gun?

April 14, 2020

Now that our world has become a significantly more tension-filled place with the spread of the Chinese coronavirus affecting almost every aspect of daily life, a lot of non-gun owners have reconsidered their opinion on firearm ownership. Feeling less safe and secure during a national emergency makes people reconsider how they’d protect themselves and...
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SOMEONE NOTICED THE RACISM: A reader calls *us* racist for reprinting a Moms Demand Action promo piece

April 13, 2020
SOMEONE NOTICED THE RACISM:  A reader calls *us* racist for reprinting a Moms Demand Action promo piece

Last month, on page 24 of GunNews, we ran what purports to be a Moms Demand Action promotional ad advocating people “Demand Universal Background Checks NOW!” One reader noticed the racist message contained within. But instead of directing his anger towards Bloomberg’s “Everytown” organization and its subsidiary, Moms Demand Action, 20-year-old Eastern IL University...
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TERRIFYING HOME INVASIONS STILL HAPPEN: Tough guys pick wrong house in Arlington Heights, IL [VIDEO]

April 10, 2020
TERRIFYING HOME INVASIONS STILL HAPPEN:  Tough guys pick wrong house in Arlington Heights, IL [VIDEO]

America’s criminals must appreciate government recommendations for folks to wear masks in public now. It helps the bad guys conceal their identity and doesn’t raise suspicion during a pandemic. But a pair of home invaders in Arlington Heights, Illinois learned the hard way that while the masks may help protect them from COVID-19, they...
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BAD NEWS: NRA cuts salaries, lays off 60 staffers

April 10, 2020
BAD NEWS:   NRA cuts salaries, lays off 60 staffers

The National Rifle Association has felt the pain of the Wuhan virus pandemic. Bigly. The Virginia-based gun rights operation has reportedly laid off 60 employees and slashed salaries of plenty more. Supposedly the group’s leader, Mr. $20,000 suits himself, Wayne LaPierre would also take a cut in his $2M salary. The nation’s oldest civil...
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Why I’m still no fan of Appendix Carry

April 9, 2020

I know appendix carry enjoys increasing popularity among a lot of people including a good number of younger shooters. It also seems to be the choice of many keyboard commandos who want to be just like their heroes in the gun community. To say nothing of the folks who think they can buy skills...
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SCHADENFREUDE: ‘The Hunt’ re-release a total disaster for Universal Studios & Blumhouse Productions

April 8, 2020

Sometimes you just have to take a nice drink of schadenfreude and smile.  Last Fall, Universal Studios pulled the Blumhouse Productions flick “The Hunt” where liberal elites hunt so-called deplorables for sport and fun. Yes, the Blumhouse flick featured cultured “progressive” types hunting people like GSL members. But after some high profile spree killings...
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