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#61 Federal Farmer

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:39 PM


Victory!

The nutshell is that SKS rifles, in their original configuration, are registerable.

:rolleyes: :yes1: :yes1: :yes1:
Just wondering, but what about a SKS w/bayonet?
Wouldn't Cook Co. ban still cover that, or would Chicago's home rule trump it?


Yes, bayonet is allowed. And Cook Cty ban does not apply to Chicago due to home rule, as you suggest.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:42 PM

That`s HUGE!! A shot an a beer for Mr. Lawson and all who were involved!

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:48 PM

Congrats, FF! Thanks for your patience and hard work.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:08 PM



Victory!

The nutshell is that SKS rifles, in their original configuration, are registerable.

:yes1: :yes1: :yes1: :yes1:
Just wondering, but what about a SKS w/bayonet?
Wouldn't Cook Co. ban still cover that, or would Chicago's home rule trump it?


Yes, bayonet is allowed. And Cook Cty ban does not apply to Chicago due to home rule, as you suggest.


Beautiful. For once, Chicago's home rule works to OUR advantage. :rolleyes:
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:09 PM


Thats great! now how about an AR with a california bullet button!


+1


& Way to go FF!!!



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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:09 PM

Congrats! :-)

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:12 PM

I love waking up to good news! Woohoo go Dave!

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:24 PM

I think you need to start lurking in the backs of court rooms even on cases you're not invloved in. All the Madigans and her ilk will start to get paranoid about looking foolish again when they see you.

Nice job, by the way.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:46 PM

Awesome news! Congratulations!

Does anyone have the same problem I have? Good news in one suit makes me impatient for good news in all the other suits.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:50 PM

Awesome news! Congratulations!

Does anyone have the same problem I have? Good news in one suit makes me impatient for good news in all the other suits.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:32 PM

Fantastic!!!! :woohoo:


Thank you, thank you. Nice work!!!
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:37 PM

As so many have already said:
Congratulations! And thanks for all you've had to go through.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:52 PM

Hmm. I may get an SKS myself, after all of that.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:27 PM

Just want to know that I love the work you've done, even though I don't live in your state. Anything to help keep their kind on the defensive instead of the offensive will force them to place their resources in the same place. Between people like you and the big dogs like Gura, you'll be living in the United States again after all!

Great work, all!

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:31 PM

:woohoo: Congrats!
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:47 PM

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 02:33 AM

Oh Happy Days... Another crack! Congratulations!

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 03:21 AM

Super job! Thanks

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:51 AM

Excellent! Thank you for your efforts!

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:26 AM

I love this part:

The City objected to the presence of the rifles and the City witnesses declined to examine the subject rifles. City’s objection was overruled.


The City witness, Officer Biggins, contends that the subject rifles have the capability of accepting a detachable magazine with a flick of a sharp object or a bullet without structural changes to the weapon. Officer Biggins testified that “the process” does not allow him to demonstrate this potential alteration to the subject weapons.


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:10 AM

I love this part:

The City objected to the presence of the rifles and the City witnesses declined to examine the subject rifles. City's objection was overruled.


The City witness, Officer Biggins, contends that the subject rifles have the capability of accepting a detachable magazine with a flick of a sharp object or a bullet without structural changes to the weapon. Officer Biggins testified that "the process" does not allow him to demonstrate this potential alteration to the subject weapons.


Yep, it's Real easy to do.....he just doesn't know how to do it.:lol:

Congrats on the win FF.:headbang1:

This ruling is HUGE and goes way beyond just a few SKS's since it basically allows anything to become registrable in it's original unmodified form.

let SCC know what happened with the hearing, i'm sure they will have some good fun with the city attorneys and Chicago cops that were involved with this.....
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:22 AM

I already commented on Facebook, but excellent job as always! I too may have to get an SKS. I hear they are decently accurate and ammo is cheap.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:04 AM

Between people like you and the big dogs like Gura, you'll be living in the United States again after all!

I beg to differ. People like Mr. & Mrs. FF, Mr. McDonald, Ms. Shepard and Mr. Moore *are* the big dogs.

Without people willing to stick their necks out,
to stand up and the fight the system to right the wrongs,
all the lawyers in the world can do nothing.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:45 AM

Between people like you and the big dogs like Gura, you'll be living in the United States again after all!

I beg to differ. People like Mr. & Mrs. FF, Mr. McDonald, Ms. Shepard and Mr. Moore *are* the big dogs.

Without people willing to stick their necks out,
to stand up and the fight the system to right the wrongs,
all the lawyers in the world can do nothing.



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Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:33 AM

Awesome news. Congrats!

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:58 AM

You made the front page of Illinois Carry . . . NOW you're big-time.


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Posted 10 August 2011 - 11:19 AM

You made the front page of Illinois Carry . . . NOW you're big-time.


I saw that after a friend linked it on Facebook...

Thanks for your eloquent 'pen'.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 11:49 AM

Nice Job!!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:22 PM

David Lawson's lawyer, Joel Brodsky, is going to be on nranews.com in 2 minutes from now!

Post Script: Joel did a good job. Afterwards, Cam says that Chicago's laws are so bad you have to fight TO register your firearms, instead of fighting against registration.
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