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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.


Operation Demoralize in full swing. Don’t buy it. Vote freedom first.

October 29, 2022
Operation Demoralize in full swing.  Don’t buy it. Vote freedom first.

If we look around us, there’s plenty of reasons to feel demoralized. The violent crime in Chicago is off the charts and property crime is rampant. Meanwhile the Illinois State Police are revoking FOIDs without due process seemingly almost as fast as they’re mailing out new ones. Heck, the ISP is even conducting gun...
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REAL LIFE WILD WEST: Carjacking on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway – with an AR-style gun – caught on camera [VIDEO]

October 29, 2022
REAL LIFE WILD WEST:  Carjacking on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway – with an AR-style gun – caught on camera [VIDEO]

Chicago has become the America’s new Wild West. Criminals do what they want with impunity, never giving a second thought to getting caught by police or meeting resistance from their victims.  After all, given the paucity of carry licenses in Chicago, they have about as much likelihood of running into a good guy with...
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Central Illinois Father-Son Camp makes memories for a lifetime for hundreds again this year

October 28, 2022
Central Illinois Father-Son Camp makes memories for a lifetime for hundreds again this year

Any day you can help make memories for young people and share the fun and excitement of the shooting sports ranks as a great day for everyone except Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg and George Soros.  Once more I had the chance to volunteer to help some young men shoot rifles last Friday afternoon at...
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JOIN US IN PERSON: Outstanding speakers on tap for November GSL meeting lineup across Illinois

October 28, 2022

  JOIN US IN PERSON!  We have some outstanding speakers on tap for our November GSL meetings.  Click here for some meeting location changes, etc…   SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30:  CHICAGOLAND. Officer Malone from the Chicago Heights PD will be on hand for this Sunday’s Chicagoland GSL meeting at the American Legion Post in Chicago...
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What does “The Purge” Law mean for Illinois? Come inside and we’ll give you the bad news…

October 27, 2022

Wirepoints has a great story about what Illinois will look like when the new Purge Law fully implements its heinous provisions on January 1, 2023.  Just as our analysis has shown, if you want to know more of what it will look like, just look at Cook County.   But don’t look to Cook (rhymes...
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PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND SHARE: GunNews November 2022 edition available for online viewing and downloads

October 27, 2022

The November 2022 issue of GunNews is available for download and online perusal. Please share with friends and family, particularly ahead of the election. Note the meeting times and locations.  There was a mistake in the printed version.  This one is correct. Click here.   Thanks!
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MOSTLY PEACEFUL: Last weekend’s Chicago violence sees 13 homicides, 45 wounded while Mayor goes to Michigan for weekend and police chief flies back to Dallas… What will this weekend hold?

October 26, 2022
MOSTLY PEACEFUL:  Last weekend’s Chicago violence sees 13 homicides, 45 wounded while Mayor goes to Michigan for weekend and police chief flies back to Dallas…  What will this weekend hold?

Murder City USA put in quite an impressive weekend of mostly peaceful bloodletting this past weekend.  Mostly gang-related violence saw 13 people killed, including a 14-year-old bystander playing on a playground.  Three confirmed gang bangers died in a massive gang shootout at an intersection “takeover” where ne’er-do-wells roast their tires while drifting their cars....
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NOVEMBER CALENDAR: Important meeting updates, changes UPDATED!

October 26, 2022
NOVEMBER CALENDAR:  Important meeting updates, changes  UPDATED!

  IMPORTANT MEETING UPDATES, CHANGES LaSalle CountyNO MEETING IN NOVEMBER! We’re moving the LaSalle County monthly meeting to the SECOND THURSDAY and the meeting location to Jamie’s Outpost in Utica, IL. We wish to thank The Stone Jug BBQ for hosting our first three meetings. We wish them the best, but we were unable...
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Learning bleeding control techniques

October 26, 2022

In Charleston, we hosted Phillip Mater who works locally as an EMT. He shared a crash course in bleeding control for our audience members along with a couple of other things lay-people can do to help injured people until professional care takes over. The “Good Samaritan” law protects lay people from civil liability when...
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PURGE LAW: Sheriffs, *please* release inmates outside politicians’ homes

October 25, 2022
PURGE LAW: Sheriffs, *please* release inmates outside politicians’ homes

Virtually all county sheriffs and states attorneys in Illinois have serious reservations about the new “Purge Law” and its provisions that end cash bail. Democrats in the General Assembly passed the new law in the final hours on the last day of the lame duck session in January 2021. The new law mandates that...
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