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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.


Anti-Lockdown Protests Grow With Some Protestors Showing Up Well-Armed

April 23, 2020
Anti-Lockdown Protests Grow With Some Protestors Showing Up Well-Armed

  The lockdown orders used to be about controlling the Coronavirus. In many places across America, it feels like the lockdown is now used to control the Deplorables. And Americans have taken to the streets to revolt, bringing their long guns in many instances. In Pennsylvania, huge crowds formed to protest the continued lockdown...
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‘IT WASN’T ME’: Shannon Watts denies racist promo piece belonged to Moms Demand Action

April 21, 2020

We didn’t hear much about a Moms Demand Action-branded promo graphic that we ran in the April issue of GunNews.  Not until a 20-year-old college kid sent me a nasty text, accusing *us* of racism for running it. “How about you stop discriminating against black men? Your ad is racist as f***. You’re an...
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Florida home invaders comedy gold as they try to re-establish social distancing [VIDEO]

April 21, 2020

Three young men took a little time out from their online course work in cancer medicine last week to invade a home in Neptune Beach, Florida. Keep in mind they did this in full knowledge that a huge percentage of people are at home right now during the China virus lockdown. A few seconds...
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PERSONAL DEFENSE: A big-city life lesson for a country nurse working a Chicago COVID-19 Unit

April 21, 2020
PERSONAL DEFENSE: A big-city life lesson for a country nurse working a Chicago COVID-19 Unit

“Sally” (we’ll call her) has worked as a registered nurse (RN) in both clinics and hospital settings in downstate Illinois for over ten years. Recently, without a hubby or kids living at home, she decided to take a leave of absence from her downstate hospital to work a Chinese coronavirus unit at a Cook...
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Americans growing impatient with heavy-handed authoritarianism

April 21, 2020
Americans growing impatient with heavy-handed authoritarianism

America: The land of the free and home of the brave. But you would never guess that by how our nation has responded to a virus threat – even after the Armageddon the so-called experts predicted didn’t come to pass. Thankfully, President Trump acted Thursday to outline a return to normalcy in our society....
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WHY AMERICANS BUY GUNS: Illinois Governor Releases Murderers, Rapists, Armed Robbers

April 20, 2020
WHY AMERICANS BUY GUNS: Illinois Governor Releases Murderers, Rapists, Armed Robbers

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzer has not let the Chinese virus crisis go to waste when it comes to lowering the headcount in the Land o’ Lincoln’s prisons. As other states have, Pritzker’s administration told law enforcement officials that they intended to quietly release non-violent offenders because of COVID-19. The governor didn’t publish any lists...
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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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