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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.


DAY 4: More cities adopt “Emergency” ordinances; Health care and masks; sit rep from the heart of flyover country

March 24, 2020

More and more Illinois communities are adopting “Emergency” powers ordinances.  And yes, many of those ordinances include giving Podunk town mayors the powers to ban the sale of gasoline, firearms and ammo and to “reallocate” critical goods. Normal, Illinois passed theirs Monday night.   Their meeting proved a trainwreck in that it violated the Illinois...
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Day Two Shelter in Place in IL: Be careful. Carry… even at home. Stay safe.

March 22, 2020

Welcome to day two of Illinois’ “Shelter in Place” order.  Here’s a quick run-down of things you need to know, and some things that might cheer you up in these times.  So let’s get to it! First and foremost, when Governor Pritzker made his order telling “non-essential” workers and people in general to say...
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Watch out for friends, family and neighbors – and your local medical clinic

March 20, 2020

Never before has America effectively shut down as we’re seeing now. With schools and universities closed, sporting events cancelled or postponed, and even elections pushed back, society has an uneasy feeling about it. No doubt those who lost their jobs with these closures face an uncertain, but stressful immediate future. In stores, anxious, frazzled...
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Champaign, IL city council enacts sweeping “emergency-powers” ordinance that allows bans on gun, ammo sales, and more

March 14, 2020

With less than 18 hours’ notice, the Champaign, Illinois city council passed an emergency powers ordinance Friday morning, which Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed. The ordinance grants sweeping powers to the mayor, including the ability to order a ban on selling, transferring, or even giving away firearms or ammunition. Some would-be authoritarians at the...
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GSL Meetings Cancelled until May.

March 13, 2020
GSL Meetings Cancelled until May.

All Guns Save Life grassroots meetings are cancelled until May. Please see GunNews and visit the GunsSaveLife.com website in coming days for updates. Stay healthy, get your rest, avoid crowds and practice good personal hygiene. And if you don’t have food and medicine for at least a month, get on it.  Yesterday.
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The Corona Virus & GSL Meetings UPDATED

March 12, 2020

The Corona Virus shares many similarities with the traditional influenza virus common in America – including low mortality rates. However, we have learned that the Chinese WuFlu is extremely contagious and it may lead to permanent reduced lung function. Clearly some politicians have exploited anxieties and uncertainties over the new virus for political gain....
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REMINDER: Illinois State Police begin enforcement of handgun sales registry by dealers

March 12, 2020
REMINDER: Illinois State Police begin enforcement of handgun sales registry by dealers

A few months ago, we detailed how the Illinois State Police revealed in at least one “webinar” with licensed gun dealers that they intended to enforce the 2012 law “Section 24-4. Register of sales by dealer” under the Illinois Deadly Weapons statute. The law requires gun dealers to record the date of the sale...
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APRIL 1 IGOLD: CANCELLED

March 11, 2020
APRIL 1 IGOLD:  CANCELLED

The ISRA reported this evening that the 2020 April 1 IGOLD even has been cancelled. Their alert indicated that the Secretary of State’s office has cancelled all events in Springfield.  Including IGOLD.  You can still travel to Springfield and lobby / interface with your elected officials as an individual, but all group events are...
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HE SHOULD KNOW BETTER: LA District Attorney’s Husband Points a Gun at Black Lives Matter Protestors on His Porch

March 11, 2020
HE SHOULD KNOW BETTER:  LA District Attorney’s Husband Points a Gun at Black Lives Matter Protestors on His Porch

One might think that a prosecuting attorney’s husband would know the laws pertaining to armed self-defense, but apparently not southern California. There, when Black Lives Matter protesters showed up on Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey’s home early Monday morning, her husband David pointed a gun at them and ordered them to leave....
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11-Year-Old Girl Brings Her AR-15 to Idaho Statehouse for a Hearing, Internet Melts Down

March 10, 2020
11-Year-Old Girl Brings Her AR-15 to Idaho Statehouse for a Hearing, Internet Melts Down

The great 2020 Virginia Gun Rights Rally last month has shown that pushing back twice as hard against gun control gets results. America’s gun owners turned out in Virginia and they brought their guns to make their point. Now, an 11-year-old girl has done the same in an Idaho statehouse hearing. Bailey Nielsen, 11,...
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