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#421 seanc


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:36 PM

I think we should offer to ban any gun that can actually fire over 600 rounds a minute, in return for national concealed carry reciprocity. Or we could offer to make murdering students in schools REALLY, REALLY illegal and promise to REALLY punish anyone who so murders. We could throw in the offer to put even BIGGER signs saying not just that guns are not allowed in the schools, but that ABSOLUTELY NO GUNS PERMITTED in the schools. Maybe we could even add an offer to have Congress pass a resolution that SCARY GUNS ARE BAD, BAD, BAD and that we really don't like them in our schools. We just have to do SOMETHING, and do it RIGHT NOW, or else things really might get bad in our schools. 


It would be like buying something with someone else's money.  We offer them something we don't have for something we want.  Both sides can claim victory! 

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#422 hgmeyer


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

Why doesn’t Congress put forth a Bill that just basically says the 2A protects the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes. States for too long have been infringing on the People’s Rights. Constitutional Carry for All adult non-felon citizens! Any State or local government official found to violate this Right are subject to Civil Rights criminal and civil prosecution!Done. Simple. 3 Lines.The heads of the Left would literally explode!

Fixed it. The idea that felons loses rights after being freed is bogus. They should only lose their rights when they are incarcerated. If they are too dangerous to be let loose in society with the right to a firearm, then they should remain incarcerated. Radical idea in this state where thugs in Chicago get minimal sentences or probation for what we feel are serious crimes.

Another sound bite... FELON...how about the guy who runs afoul of an FDA regulation? No guns... Armed Robber pleads down to a misdemeanor in Chicago... Congress refuses to fund any restoration or appeal process.

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#423 BobPistol


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

So, can we now change the subject line of this thread?  Where's the good news now about national reciprocity?  

The Second Amendment of the Constitution protects the rest.

#424 onegahban

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:41 PM

Hi everyone, first post here on IL carry. I did my due diligence emailed my congressman back when HR38 was big news. Just got a response yesterday. I am guessing other folks in the 6th District got the same cookie cutter response.



Thank you for contacting me to express your opinion on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. As your representative, I appreciate hearing from you.

In the drafting of the Constitution, our forefathers had the vision of protecting the rights of U.S. citizens to defend themselves and their families from those who would try to do them harm or take their property by intimidation or force. As such, they drafted the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which clearly states that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. The need for this Amendment has not diminished since the Bill of Rights was enacted in 1789. 

Additionally, our forefathers developed a system in which states have the right to establish policies that are best for their populations, as long as these policies do not infringe the rights enshrined in the Constitution. States have the clear legal authority to determine the requirements necessary to carry a concealed weapon. However H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act undermines this authority and endangers each state’s ability to craft, enact, and enforce concealed carry policies that are suitable to their residents and law enforcement officials. I strongly support the Second Amendment right that allows qualified and responsible Illinois residents to carry a concealed weapon to protect themselves and their families. However, Ivoted against H.R. 38 to ensure Illinois maintains our authority to determine who may carry a concealed weapon in our state

According to the Illinois Concealed Carry Act, an Illinois resident may receive a concealed carry license after completing 16 hours of concealed carry firearms training provided by an Illinois State Police-approved instructor and must meet other eligibly requirements, including, for example, not having been convicted or found guilty of threatening or engaging in physical force or violence for 5-years.  If enacted, H.R. 38 would mandate concealed carry reciprocity for all states, override Illinois law, and allow visitors from states, where no license is required for concealed carry, to ignore our laws and carry a concealed weapon in our area without completing the training or meeting the same requirements as Illinois residents. That is simply unacceptable.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me on H.R. 38. Please feel free to contact my office should you have further questions or concerns.



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#425 chicagoresident


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:45 PM

Yeah, I got it too. Lots of platitudes, no action.

Edited by chicagoresident, 21 February 2018 - 09:47 PM.

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