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Will Illinois need to preempt all local regulations of handgun ranges in order to get a range in Chicago?

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#1 borgranta

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

Will Illinois need to preempt all local regulations of handgun ranges in order to get a range in Chicago? I ask because the financially challenged residents of Chicago might find it hard or impossible to get a carry license with no ranges in the city. There are countless municipalities that may abuse existing ranges with excessive regulations to slow down or halt the carry process.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:49 AM

Will they need to? Probably. Will they? Who knows.

Would be nice if we could get some shops, too.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:18 AM

Indiana is just a short drive away....Plenty of ranges there.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:32 AM

My plan is we fix up a 48" trailer with the plates needed and everything, maybe enough for 2 firing lanes, and it is a MOBILE range.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:11 AM

Dont you have Chucks guns and Range in Dolton ?????
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:31 AM

There was a court case where the 7th CA told Chicago unequivocally they could not ban ranges.

That does not mean that the city can't require ranges to operate in a safe way that does not interfere with other people's rights.

Ranges have traditionally been noisy and dirty, and it is not inexpensive to design a range that avoids those issues.
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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:22 AM

My plan is we fix up a 48" trailer with the plates needed and everything, maybe enough for 2 firing lanes, and it is a MOBILE range.

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You will probably be the the first one booked for discharging a firearm within city limits.

While there may be some ranges NEAR the city please keep it in mind that many folks living in the city have NEVER owned a car.

By design the residents without a car can never have access to a CCW permit or firearm as it is against Chiraq law to carry a firearm on municipal transportation.

How can they possibly meet the requirements for CCW if they can not purchase one and bring it home or to class?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:24 AM

"How can they possibly meet the requirements for CCW if they can not purchase one and bring it home or to class? "


One thought for getting the permit, range rental? To buy and then get it home? The same buddy with a car they have been using all these years for emergencies. And please do not misunderstand my comment - I AM a Chicago resident and recognize the many and various ways our fearless leaders continue to screw us over royally - 2nd Amendment issues included. And we will ALWAYS have more flaming hoops to jump through than any other resident of this sorry old State.

But it is quite likely that most folks who will try to get a CCW WILL find a way to get it, even though it will pose real difficulties. This is also not a rich/poor issue as lots of folks of all income levels don't own a car in Chicago, but one way or another they do find access to transportation beyond the 'public' kind..

Edited by RandyP, 20 September 2013 - 09:38 AM.

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