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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.


Dear Concealed Carry Training Students…

September 1, 2021

Twenty-one states with permitless carry prove on a daily basis that a lack of state-mandated firearms training and licensing to carry guns outside the home does not result in blood running in the streets. In a perfect world, all fifty states would recognize the 2nd Amendment as the only carry license needed. Alas we...
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: US Army SSGT issues terroristic threats against American citizens on TikTok

August 27, 2021
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:  US Army SSGT issues terroristic threats against American citizens on TikTok

One of Joe Biden’s “woke” US Army soldiers recently hopped onto the Tik Tok social media platform, while wearing her Army uniform, to issue some terroristic threats to her fellow Americans. Staff Sergeant Cindy Rena Bronson from El Paso, TX explained that if she’s deployed within America, her weapon will be pointed at you....
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Guns Save Life defends *everyone’s* right to self-defense

August 26, 2021
Guns Save Life defends *everyone’s* right to self-defense

by Dale LockGSL PresidentIf I see someone drowning in the Sangamon River, I don’t ask about preferred pronouns. I don’t care what color they are, who they voted for or who they worship. Instead, I would help them. It’s the righteous, noble and Christian thing to do. In America today, many blacks and other...
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How do you know when civil unrest has become full-on civil war?

August 26, 2021
How do you know when civil unrest has become full-on civil war?

How do you know if or when a second Civil War has arrived? Here’s a spectrum of events to watch for as our existing cold civil war turns hot. Eventually, as the violence comes closer and closer to home, even the clueless will figure out CW2 has begun, at least regionally. But don’t expect...
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Gear Review: Crimson Trace Lasersaddle LS-250G… Two thumbs up (along with a big grin)

August 26, 2021

I thoroughly enjoy my Mossberg Shockwave, but shooting it “from the hip” is fraught with danger when it comes to using it for personal defense. Initially, I mounted a Crimson Trace laser ahead of the foregrip to solve the problem.  And on that first range trip, while using Aguila “shorty” shells, it worked great....
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED. Other venues are a “GO!”

August 25, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTICE:  September’s Springfield GSL meeting is CANCELLED.   Other venues are a “GO!”

Initially, we moved our “first Monday” monthly GSL meeting at SCHEELS to 4pm as the store closes at 6pm in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.   As we’ve moved closer to the meeting date – and with what’s happening with the latest COVID and other factors – SCHEELS has asked us to cancel September’s...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: NRA cancels their Labor Day weekend 2021 convention/meetings. Scheduled to return May 2022 in LOUISVILLE!

August 25, 2021
IMPORTANT NOTICE:  NRA cancels their Labor Day weekend 2021 convention/meetings.  Scheduled to return May 2022 in LOUISVILLE!

In a costly move, The National Rifle Association has – for the second year in a row – cancelled their annual meetings and convention.  This follows news leaking out of a number of exhibitors pulling out, citing concerns about COVID exposure. They posted the news on a number of websites, including this one at...
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THIS SUNDAY! GSL Returns to Chicagoland, Sunday, Aug 29th

August 25, 2021

GSL’s Chicagoland meeting was paused thanks to the COVID, then when restrictions came off, our host location was one of the many business casualties of the lockdowns.  We searched and found a new venue that’s accessible to all.  We’re proud to announce that Guns Save Life will return to our monthly meetings in Chicagoland...
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OF COURSE YOU CAN BURY GUNS IN YOUR YARD! Have some fun and help a friend!

August 25, 2021

Is your neighborhood infested with Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers? Think you can’t bury guns in your backyard?  Never fear.  Sure you can.  Time for a trip to Home Depot or your local hardware store. Here’s your list. At least one 10’ section of 6” PVC pipe ($38.47ea. at HomeDepot.com… free local delivery with $45...
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GOT SHOVEL? Strategies to avoid loss of your guns

August 25, 2021

“I lost them in a boating accident,” remains a common refrain of gun owners unwilling to answer questions about where their guns went. I’ve had a couple boating accidents myself – and I have the photos to prove it. With the new day in American politics and the hard left drunk with power, gun...
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