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  1. Best of luck on the move and finding some peace in making the move out. I know I sleep better now in my purple state with a solid red house and senate. Total deadlock in the statehouse is outstanding. I was reading a story in the local paper. The school board took up a proposal to introduce some new program. They all wanted to vote for it, but one of them called out the catch. "what are we going to cut to make room in the budget because we all know taxes won't be going up and the people in the capitol won't pay for this." That was outstanding.
  2. I tried to argue this elsewhere and was reminded that the ban outlaws purchase as well. 6-7-2: ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES; POSSESSION AND SALE PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS: A. No person shall manufacture, sell, offer or display for sale, give, lend, transfer ownership of, acquire or possess any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.
  3. 😢 Was my home for decades. Sad but not surprising.
  4. This thread made my day. If the scotus kills the administrative state tomorrow this might be the best week ever for political news.
  5. If it makes you feel any better both of my R senators in NC [Burr and Tillis] were part of the sellout that led to the first gun control bill passing in 30 years. What good is voting for "the good guys" when they backstab like that? At least you knew that you were going to get boned by yours.
  6. Based upon my understanding of existing IL law this seems fairly benign. The dealer license law, red flag law, and 21 years of age law already exist at the state level. States with a more open view of gun ownership stand to see some encroachment. The guys that flip guns sold on classified ads are not going to be amused. The kids that were looking forward to their 18th birthday are being told to wait a little longer. I'm thinking that states that wanted red flags already have them, and other intervention type programs may spring up in the ones that don't to grab some federal cash.
  7. I didn't have a big safe to be concerned about by the time I listed the house. Since we bought our NC place in advance of listing the IL place I was able to move a bunch of stuff to the new place first. The things left behind were packed into a microwave box left in the basement. I had a flush mounted wall box (not a safe, a metal locking cabinet) that held a long gun. The cabinet looked like a circuit breaker box, and I decorated it with a high voltage sticker to aid the illusion. That worked too well as I was fielding calls from inspectors and agents explaining it was a wall safe.
  8. PSA had 5.56 in stock yesterday for $0.50 a round. That was the everyday price, not a sale. Norma sells .223 and 5.56 for .46 to .50 regularly. Free shipping on first orders. I'm not sure if either one ships to Illinois these days with your new check system but even if they don't the larger part of the country is being supplied by two companies that aren't bound by a government contract with the .mil. New supply on the market should be able to fill in any holes created by the shifting of any previous supplier's production.
  9. What weight of JHP you shooting? I used to have that problem with 147 so I switched to 124 HST. Since then I've moved to 90 Lehigh solids (screwdriver tip). The 90 grain saves a little weight in my pocket, is barrier blind and has less recoil. All good things with a little carry gun.
  10. I have my Z9 magazine. It's underwhelming. It makes the 43 nearly as tall as 43x. The whole point of the 43 is "concealed is concealed". The Z9 makes it harder to do right. I'm sticking with the factory magazine and a TT+1. The Z9 mag is fine as pocket carry back up magazine now that I own it, but I was a little quick on the draw to overpay for this thing. I'll add, the 43 was never irrelevant to me. The 365 is too small to get a grip on and too heavy for it's size fully loaded in my opinion.
  11. I'm thinking it's just not the big deal it's being made out to be. You can still buy SS109 from Norma. It's not a ban. Norma is affordable. PSA is bringing new 5.56 supplies online as we speak.
  12. I'm hearing it's more likely that: - M855 production being phased out or phased down due to wider production of M855A1; - DOD wanting to ensure adequate stores of M855 for LMGs during the M5 transition in case the transition is drawn out; - demand from NATO allies with lesser production capacities for ammunition due to the Russian proxy war; - diversion of some supply of that M855 to Ukraine, etc. and TTAG has only a piece of the story and is jumping to conclusions.
  13. I think the problem with Chicago isn't the counting machines or the crooked counters, but rather the immense population that anchors Illinois in single party rule. Look back to the Quinn days when he only needed to win 2 or 3 counties to take the whole state. Of course, it's not helped when conservatives erect their own purity barriers and abstain from voting, an act of spite that harms them directly. You guys know I love you all, but sometimes you deserve the representation you get when you don't vote.
  14. In trying to figure it out don't forget to run property tax savings and other costs through your cost benefit analysis. For some the benefit of being able to carry on Chicago streets is nullified by the no carry postings at all the neat places there are to visit in Chicago for culture and food. If you're one of the "concealed is concealed" types that carries everywhere regardless of postings having a permit for the city streets is kind of silly because you'd really only have coverage between the car and the posted spot. IMO that's not enough reason to deny yourself the savings to be had by moving out of state.
  15. It's my opinion that should this become law, and then should a working firearm be created, and then should the police in Illinois adopt it that the very next thing to happen would be tantamount to a gun ban. They wouldn't just mandate that these be sold to the public, they would go big and ban all guns that do not have this technology and only permit guns with this technology be sold going forward. That's exactly what previous ammo based bills have done. They were going to ban reloading and traditional factory ammo and only allow serialized ammo in limited quantities.
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