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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.


Re-Open Illinois Rally Wednesday in Springfield!

May 18, 2020
Re-Open Illinois Rally Wednesday in Springfield!

Re-Open Illinois is throwing a party Wednesday, just as the Illinois General Assembly is (finally) coming back into session. And the Illinois House will be meeting in the Prairie Capital Convention Center (now the Bank of Springfield Center). So Re-Open Illinois wants to hold their feet to the fire. Meet up at 11AM. When...
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PANDEMIC WINDFALL: A massive conflict of interest for J.B. Pritzker?

May 18, 2020

Jay Robert (“JB”) Pritzker and his brother Tony founded “The Pritzker Group,” a private capital investment company. While most of America’s economy struggles during this pandemic, The Pritzker Group’s holdings are making money hand over fist as government-approved “essential” businesses. JB’s capital investment group owns companies producing and processing COVID-19 tests, disinfectants, plexiglass partitions,...
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THE ARMS BAZAAR: Guns for Sale – Updated 5/16

May 16, 2020
THE ARMS BAZAAR:  Guns for Sale –  Updated 5/16

GSL members:  Got guns, ammo or accessories for sale?  Submit photos, description and contact info to be published to us and we’ll add them to GunNews and/or the website.  Bob’s Garage Sale Central Illinois…  Bob’s Garage Sale List – Call 217-972-4967 if questions or want to adopt…  (NOTE:  These are sample pictures, not of...
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CHECK YOUR CARRY PIECE: It gets dirty more quickly than you think

May 13, 2020

We all know the importance of keeping our guns cleaned, especially after firing them. You should clean your magazines, too. But sometimes, we neglect to keep our guns as clean as we should when we haven’t fired them. Early on during Illinois’ lockdown period, I cleaned the last couple of handguns that I haven’t...
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DEFICIT OF COURAGE CONT’D: Pritzker’s set up to announcing lockdown continuing beyond July 4th weekend has arrived…

May 12, 2020

Back on April 28th, we told everyone that we had two independent sources in the Pritzker administration say that Pritzker planned to continue the lockdown through Independence Day weekend.  And in the last couple of days, Pritzker warmed everyone paying attention up for just that announcement. From our April post: Two independent sources inside...
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BAD SHOOT: Georgia homicide of Ahmaud Arbery sure looks like murder, not self-defense

May 11, 2020

More and more people across America are staking out positions on the Ahmaud Arbery homicide in Georgia.  Many folks are allowing their personal biases to enter into their personal take on what happened.  And then there are politicians and pundits who are exploiting the case to advance their pet causes. Leaving out the racial...
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IL CONCEALED CARRY CLASS (& RENEWALS): June 27 & 28, Clinton, IL. Sign up today!

May 11, 2020

Have you decided that you would like to join the ranks of people licensed to carry in Illinois?  Have options beats relying on luck to avoid violent criminals. And we have seen how criminals aren’t practicing social distancing or staying at home during this COVID-19 pandemic of sorts. And a gun in your pocket...
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Retailers report pushback against ‘Social Distance’ enforcers; Are we headed for Independence Day 2.0?

May 11, 2020

Tensions are escalating across America as people have had enough of power-mad governors and state officials trying to enforce tyranny in the name of protecting people from a virus. If this continues through the July 4th weekend, will things turn into Independence Day 2.0? The feature image at the top of this page shows...
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TYRANNY OF THE SNITCHES: If ‘Karens’ will snitch on you for playing in a park, they’ll definitely do it over your guns

May 6, 2020

America has edged closer to tyranny this year. We’ve seen, first hand, how far too many of our governors, state officials and even local law enforcement stand ready, willing and able to trample Americans’ fundamental constitutional protections. And they’ve used the coronavirus as an excuse to do it. Regrettably, we’ve also seen nosy neighbors...
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Illinois State Police Statement on ‘Mask + Gun = Felony’ Issue Clarifies Nothing

May 6, 2020
Illinois State Police Statement on ‘Mask + Gun = Felony’ Issue Clarifies Nothing

Illinois gun owners have serious concerns about Governor J.B. Pritzker’s mandate to wear masks in public. The order conflicts with a law that makes wearing a mask while armed a felony. And now, after hearing increasing concerns from gun owners via media outlets over the past few days, the Illinois State Police (ISP) has...
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