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.

Dick’s sales go soft after Black Rifle ban

Poor Dick's. They opted to quit selling America's favorite rifle following Sandy Hook. Guess what happens when you quit selling something Americans love? You don't sell as much stuff in your stores - especially when you anger gun owners by cancelling purchases of guns already bought and paid for by…

Boston was a “Come to Jesus moment” for many

Last week, we published a poll showing that half of all non-gun owning households contacted expressed a desire to own a gun should an armed lunatic be on the loose in their neighborhoods/communities. HALF, Eddie.  Half! That's a lot of non-gun owners who are undoubtedly reconsidering changing their status from…


Seems the urban youth aren't that impressed with the Chicago Police Department.   If criminal hoodlums in Chicago are brazen enough to vandalize a CPD unit, what sort of disregard do you think they will have for your family if you visit Chicago?

Growing popularity of ARs with women

Imagine that?  A mainstream media outlet, hardly pro-gun, covering the rising popularity of the AR-15 among women shooters. Well, gee, let's see, they don't call it America's favorite rifle for nothing!  And women 'ain't' stupid. The AR is easy to use, minimal recoil, a proven man-stopper (especially with quick follow-up…