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Everything posted by vito

  1. Maybe the OP was from the ATF and just trying to fit in.
  2. I still think that Irvin has the best chance against Fat Boy, since some Blacks will support him while they would not support any other Republican. And crazy Far Left Whites will suffer terrible guilt if they vote for Pritzker over a Black candidate, and thus might just not vote at all. Bailey might be our best candidate, but his haircut makes him a loser nerd. And if he did actually vote for Biden I could never support him in the primary. At this point, I will hold my nose and go for Irvin I think.
  3. The monumental case before the Supreme Court from NY State could well result in the end of "may issue" concealed carry licenses in NY and the 8 other states where that process is used to limit such licenses. I wonder if the ruling could open the way for national "Constitutional carry" if the Court rules that any system requiring government approval for the 2nd Amendment right o "bear" arms is a violation of the Consitution. Of maybe I am just dreaming. I guess I would be happy if the "may issue" is done away with, AND if the Court would demand that state's provide reciprocity for all other state's licenses, similar to that for drivers' licenses.
  4. Clearly a troll for the Left. Just like the few Nazi signs that were spotted at Trump rallies, where it is most likely that the sign bearer is a Leftist, trying to hurt the image of Trump supporters. I have recently read that this kind of tactic by the Left is what effectively destroyed Parler.
  5. The expectation is that the Republicans will do very well come November, possibly well enough to take control of the House and possibly the Senate in Washington. But will it manifest itself here in IL, i.e. will Republicans possibly achieve a majority in the state legislature? If that should happen, might there be a chance of elminating the FOID requirement? Maybe I'm just dreaming.
  6. An Irvin as said Bailey was quoted as saying he voted for Biden. That totally eliminates him in my mind if true. The ad also said that Sullivan said he had voted for Obama, and supported citizenship for illegals. If true, that would eliminate him in my mind. Better Irvin, even if he is lukewarm as a 2A supporter.
  7. Supporting the person who best matches your values is OK in a primary. I have to hope that everyone here will support whoever ends up with the Republican nomination.
  8. Accepting reality is necessary if any progress is ever to be made. In a state where a Pritzker and a Duckworth can be elected, electability is critical and I agree that Irvin as a Black man with money behind him is the best bet to beat the fat boy.
  9. I am not overly enthusiatic about any of the Republican candidates, but if I had to vote today it would be for Richard Irvin. What about you?
  10. Apparently these blue "No gun" signs are Meijer corporate policy. Whether or not they are aware, or care, that their signs are not valid in IL is irrelevant. FWIW, I have contacted them at the corporate level to express my displeasure and have informed them that I no longer will be shopping at their store that is near where I live. I have plenty of other choices, I told them, but that I used to find their store convenient and meeting my needs, but no longer.
  11. I go the Meier's here in Rockford a couple of times a month. I went today for a few items and saw a new anti-gun, but meaningless sign on the front glass doors. It was a blue circle with a cross line through it, over a picture of a semi-auto handgun. In no way was this a state law compliant "No Guns" sign. Of course I did not bring this to anyone's attention at the store, since the last thing I want is for them to get a legally binding sign. Made me wonder if this is just ignorance, or a subtle way to satisfy people fearful of guns, but not wanting to really turn away legal concealed carriers.
  12. I’ve seen a lot of ads for Mayor Irvin, but that’s about it for Governor. I don’t have a clue about the folks wanting to run for Attorney General or Secretary of State. It would be nice to know who are our friends from a 2nd Amendment perspective.
  13. I had hoped for more discussion on this thread. Does anyone at least have info on Irvin's or Sullivan's 2A stances?
  14. We all know that Pritzker is no friend of gun owners, but which of those vying for the Republican nomination are most supportive of our rights? The only ones that I have seen in campaign ads are Irvin and Sullivan but I assume that there are others hoping for the nomination. I admit I know little about either Irvin or Sullivan and nothing about where they stand on 2nd Amendment issues.
  15. Do people really stop to urinate in an alley on South Michigan Avenue? Something sounds fishy here.
  16. I can daydream that some here will make anonymous calls to the ATF saying that (name a person) is involved in illegal gun trafficking. Than name Fr. Phleger (not sure of the spelling), Beto O'Rourke, Shannon Watts or Michelle Obama. The caller might be like Adam Schiff in his Russian collusion allegations against Donald Trump and say that they have absolute proof that the person named is committing these crimes. Maybe they will give someone else's name and phone number when asked for that info by the ATF being sure to name an anti-gun IL politician.
  17. I thought EDP meant "Especially Dumb Perpetrator".
  18. I hope that the state is better with CCL licenses than with FOID cards. While I finally received my new FOID card, it was about 18 months from when I applied for the renewal ( 3 months before expiration) until the new card was in my hand. But the delay did not cause me any difficulties, including purchasing of ammunition during the interim.
  19. I know that this topic has been raised before, but I am wondering about the status of this ban. I haven't read about any arrests for legally licensed carriers who were arrested or had their guns confiscated due to having a laser on them. Maybe that's because not so many people have lasers on their carry guns, or maybe because it is not an ordinance being enforced. Can anyone educate me on this issue?
  20. I have no idea what the 2A position is of the bank that I use, PNC. But the branch that I use is not posted. I have been pleased with the customer service, and more importantly, have been successfully using their online banking system for many years and would hate to have to learn a new system. My only gripe is that they used to have many more branches but have consolidated into fewer locations in the city where I live.
  21. It may sound callous but the death of any anti-2A activist is a good thing for freedom and liberty. The Left, i.e., Democrats, ultimate goal is the outlawing of privately owned firearms, period. Repeal of the 2A and/or increasingly onerous restrictions on law abiding gun owners is the Holy Grail for the Left, so compromise of any kind is just a moving of the chains closer to the goal line. The leaders of the anti-2A movement and those that fund this movement are our enemies, not colleagues with whom we have academic disagreements. I would cheer if I read of George Soros dropping dead, or being murdered, or being diagnosed with a fatal illness. Our Founding Fathers did not include the 2A in the Bill of Rights so that we were protected against anti-hunting zealots, or even just to preserve our ability to defend ourselves and our families. They specifically empowered the People to have the ability to change a tyrannical government. Those seeking to deprive us of our right to keep and bear arms want to be free to impose any and all tyranny that they desire upon the People. When one of their activists dies, from any means, it is small victory for us.
  22. I live in Rockford and very rarely have seen a store posted. But where it is posted, I make sure I do not carry a Beretta.
  23. Traveling on public transportation in Chicago is a totally unacceptable risk for me. If I did not have a car to drive I would rent one rather than take public transport. I spent a good amount of time earlier this fall on the West Coast, in CA, OR and WA. In none of those states could I carry legally, and while I was not in any particularly dangerous places I still felt vulnerable. To be on Chicago public transit, which seems especially vulnerable to violence, and to be unarmed would be a worse alternative than to risk not sticking to the letter of the law.
  24. I venture into Chicago very, very rarely. My wife enjoys an occasional visit to the Art Institute, where we have been members for many years. When we go there, I park immediately adjacent to the museum in the underground parking, always finding a handicapped parking spot right next to the stairs leading to the street level. Other than for that museum, I can't even recall going into Chicago except for this recent trip to see the Van Gogh Experience. Personally I would find it intolerable to live in that city and put up with the restrictions on my 2nd Amendment rights every day and almost everywhere, on top of the crime, high costs, heavy traffic, ridiculous property taxes, etc. I assume that there are many here that on occasion ignore some of the "posted" restrictions on the basis of "concealed means concealed" and "better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6". I am not encouraging or endorsing ANY illegal behavior, but it appears that sometimes common self preservation sense and Illinois law are in direct conflict with each other. Enough said on that subject.
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