jboch

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.

Oh no! We can’t allow carry in bars!

[caption id="attachment_6098" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mugshots of the suspects: (left to right) Lynell J. Hill, Joseph Nathanael Hill, Dexter Lewis (Photos provided by the Denver Police Department) (Caption provided by Denver Post)[/caption]   Because nothing bad *ever* happens at a bar, right?! Certainly not like armed robbers coming in with plans…

Right-to-carry update: Wednesday

Yesterday, the Illinois House, under gun-hating Democrat Michael Madigan, took up deliberations on his anti-gun HB-1155.  Madigan is trying to get maximum political mileage for the 2014 and 2016 elections on a measure he doesn't want or like, but that he knows is inevitably going to pass. There are nearly…

AR-15 as a defense weapon

[caption id="attachment_6083" align="alignnone" width="596"] Graphic courtesy Endo.[/caption] Used with permission by Fred Kubicek Good Morning Everyone, CNN anchor Piers Morgan is fond of asking pro 2nd Amendment guests if they can name a single instance wherein an AR-15 has been successfully used in a personal defense situation. Well, here are…

Quick roundup of new items

    OOPSIE DAISY: Obama Fails to Register 'Organizing For Action.net'; Site Points to NRA Home Page (Breitbart) - At the beginning of the year, President Barack Obama's new 501(c)4 political nonprofit, Organizing For Action, was launched with all the usual bells and whistles. But the tech wizards at OFA…

Denial has no survival value: Toy gun buyback in STL

[caption id="attachment_6058" align="alignnone" width="300"] Pastor Rodney Francis is in denial.[/caption] A pastor in St. Louis is working to organize a toy gun buyback at his church. He's in complete denial and denial has no survival value. Instead of teaching kids "Stop!  Don't touch!  Leave the area!  Tell an adult", he…