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  1. Renewal notice dated 10/1, received 10/9 (I guess that’s the new, slow USPS service at work), renewal was fairly straightforward. Good job on FSB’s part.
  2. The complaint acknowledges past decisions at the state and at the 7th Circuit upholding semiauto bans but asserts that these were wrongly decided. The hard part will be getting the Supreme Court to grant cert. Well, that and getting the Court to find in favor of the good guys. That may be more likely now that it was pre-2017. It would help a lot to have a circuit split on this issue, which a victory at the 7th Circuit would provide.
  3. It will be interesting to see how this lawsuit compares to other IL semiauto ban challenges.
  4. Like most of us, I’ve been disappointed by the extent to which the Court has sidestepped 2A cases post-McDonald. But I’ve always had a feeling that when they finally took one, it would be gigantic. This one is beyond gigantic.
  5. When the IL carry act was being debated, ISP did not say that they were going to need approval for a total revamp of all of their systems if they were to do their jobs as defined by the act. Nor did they say that the fees laid out for carry licenses were insufficient to fund their work. What's changed? To me it sounds more like a matter of ISP slow-walking all of this.
  6. ATF has a document which explains exactly what the 4473 language means. Here's a link to download the document directly from the ATF web site: https://www.atf.gov/file/58791/download The critical language appears to be as follows: You'll need to check with an attorney for a legitimate legal opinion as to how this language applies to you.
  7. Roberts, no way. Gorsuch, who really knows yet? What we can say is that with the current Court, the 2A stands a better chance of survival that it has in a long time. However disappointed I may be in the results of this election, assuming Biden turns out to be deemed to have won it, it's clear that all the work that went into making the last four years happen was definitely worth it. And we've still got a good chance of getting a Senate which will give us a shot at keeping the next occupant of the White House from making matters worse.
  8. If only there was a majority of Supreme Court justices who respected the original words of the Framers.
  9. Try Done Wright Gun Repair in Crystal Lake. $25 for pistol. I was just told they stopped doing FFL's in June. Nice small shop though. Thanks for trying!
  10. Yet another former customer of Mike looking for an FFL in the northwest, west, or north suburbs. I'd prefer to continue to use a small shop even if costs aren't what they used to be - I think it's important to support what's left of the infrastructure in the hope that better days lie ahead.
  11. 2A advocates would be well served by careful study of the discipline shown by black civil rights leaders in the 20th century as they fought their way through the courts. In particular, a solid biography of Thurgood Marshall - covering his years leading the legal struggle, before he became a judge - should be required reading for all of us.
  12. In keeping with the spirit of the times, Deerfield should at least get a trophy for participation.
  13. Original expires 02/28/2019 Renewal submitted 11/9/2018 New license issue date 12/6/2018
  14. I've received the mid-year FCCL data. I need to get some issues with the FOID data sorted out but while waiting for that to happen I thought I'd post some of the FCCL data. The attached PDF has the year-end FCCL data for the past few years along with the mid-year numbers, by county but without gender, along with the corresponding growth rates (annual, except YTD for 2018). Statewide, carry licenses are up about 10.0%. Cook County continues to exceed expectations at 12.7%. Cook also beats all of the collar counties: DuPage 10.0%, Kane 10.0%, Lake 9.6%, McHenry 9.7%, and Will 11.0%. The annual growth rates for 2015, 2016, and 2017 were 56.5%, 50.2%, and 27.3% respectively. The first-half growth rate of 10% suggests that we will see a further decline for 2018 but also that the decline may be leveling off. It will be interesting to see where it stabilizes. Note that one year has some licenses reported with a county of "null". The number is included but I have no idea whether it is meaningful. FCCL by county year-end 2014 through mid 2018.pdf
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