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Everything posted by DomG

  1. No grandfather clause? Ex post facto law and violation of the 5th Amendment.
  2. FWIW, being an IL resident is a good thing for military. NO state income tax on military pay. I am retired AF and my son is active duty Army now, and he maintains IL residency for that reason and the fact that he can keep his IL CCL- which is recognized in more states than most.
  3. I don't have an issue with $20/$25. It's the $40/$50 that I am not thrilled with. I am not to thrilled with the 2 to 3 grand a year to keep my FFL ether. You will damn lucky if the fee is less than 50 bucks. Where are you located? I need a new FFL. My guy wouldn’t put up with the state BS.
  4. So naturally, the thing to do in that situation is penalize everyone.It is far less intrusive to punish actual criminals than to create them through regulations.If what the legislators really wanted was just to grant the ISP (a state agency) the authority to audit an FFL's transfer records (instead of requiring assistance from the ATF, a federal agency) if it suspected criminal activity, they could have written the licensing law that way, but they didn't.It has nothing to do with crime prevention. They dont want civilians to have guns. This was a way to make it harder for us to get them and an incremental step in their ultimate quest to ban and confiscate guns. FFL licensing wasnt the goal, it was a single action item on a long list for them.
  5. It's EXACTLY who they were trying to target. They know criminals don't buy guns through an FFL, so the law was never intended to stop any crime. They're purposely making it harder for law abiding citizens to get guns. End around gun control. It's an incremental step.
  6. This only shows the antis how they’re winning. Let them figure it out themselves.
  7. Here's how stupid it gets. I am a new resident of Tennessee. Sent my FOID and CCL into the ISP office. Sayonara. But if I come to ILLannoy, and go to a store to buy ammo, I can, and don't need (or have) a FOID. So I have more of a right to buy ammo in IL than an Illinois resident, who needs a FOID. Now THAT'S stupid! Good luck finding a store that will sell ammo to an out of state resident. They’re too scared.
  8. Dealing with the state of IL has to be torture for someone with OCD.
  9. Even better. I was once mailed a bill for 26 cents. Yes, they spent 40 cents on a stamp to bill me for 26 cents. Not to mention the printing, paper, envelope and administrative time they wasted. I taped a quarter and a penny to the invoice and wrote "you have got to be kidding me" on it and mailed it back.
  10. Simple answer is that is not the law- only FOID required. Better answer- shop somewhere else that knows the laws and actually has someone at the counter who knows the laws. Also, I would guess there is someone at Scott that has an FFL and has a very low or no transfer fee for military. I still get guns from someone that I flew with, but he is in NE Illinois.
  11. Glad to hear this was resolved quickly and Molly led the way. Illinois is a state....of confusion. Sad that they can "infringe" on your civil rights with the FOID card in the first place (imagine if they required a voter ID?) AND then they revoke your right without any type of hearing. Sad sad sad. I wish we were part of the USA.
  12. On principle, I dislike their stand. In reality, I have to ask who would buy a gun from Walmart? Effects me in 0 ways, even if they didn't sell them in IL.
  13. Any new information on Texas, we are doing a hog hunt in Feb 2016 and looks like our travels to Texas are covered on carrying, but not Texas, would be nice to travel all the way to San Antonio and back with some protection, in and out of the car. Texas honors Arizona license. Your IL training will get you the AZ license. Finger prints and $15.
  14. I don't think you understand the concept of "rights", if you think your constituents should have some privilege that others do not. Huh? I said I'd want my constituents to have the SAME rights when they visit Illinois that Illinois citizens have when they visit my state. No more, no less. It's an unknown concept to Illinoisans, but some legislators in other states actually treat their constituents as citizens and not subjects and they fight for their people.
  15. States do not grant rights, they are natural / come from God (depending on your beliefs). The Constitution requires states to respect them. Denying rights to individuals because of the actions of some government body is vindictive and asinine. CCW isn't truly a right (regardless of the 2A) as long as the SCOTUS recognizes unconstitutional state laws that require licensing. You don't need a license for a right. Until CCW is recognized as a right under the 2A, ALL licenses from every state should be recognized by ALL states. I'm not trying to deny anyone's rights. My point is that everyone's rights should be recognized. And if I were a legislator in another state, I'd be fighting for my constituents rights, first and foremost and against states that deny the rights of my citizens.
  16. Youre right. It shouldn't be required. Recognizing other state licenses should be all that is needed. Or better yet- the second amendment.
  17. I don't expect other states to grant us rights.. I just don't think they should actively oppose us because our legislators oppose their citizens. If the situation were reversed (and if IL pols actually cared about us), I would expect them to stick up for us. Quid pro quo. It's a common courtesy in all things, even politics. You respect us, we'll respect you.
  18. It wasn't pressure from the citizens that got us a carry law... it was the federal courts. Thinking that we the people could pressure anyone to grant priveleges to people from another state is dreaming. Yet we expect other states to grant us that right that Illinois denies to their citizens. Don't misunderstand what I'm saying. I'm pushing for national recognition, just like any other license. Also, I hate Illinois politicians, if that wasn't obvious.
  19. I would!!! The RKBA applies to everyone. Why should I punish the citizens of a state due to the stupidity of their elected officials? This isn't a political game. We are talking about people's lives... our very right to exist. Because if I was legislator duly elected by the people of Minnesota, I would want the rights of my constituents to be respected by the political scum that are Illinois politicians. It wouldn't be to punish IL people, it would be to get IL people to put pressure on their politicians to respect the rights of my people. Don't the lives of Miinesota citizens...their right to exist matter when they visit Illinois? Fair is fair.
  20. Me too. If I was a state legislator in another state I wouldn't allow any state license to be recognized unless they were reciprocal. How does Minnesota recognizing IL licenses help ANY Minnesota resident? Especially those with a Minnesota CCL? Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for US. I just think IL politicians suck- and not just about this.
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