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Quiet Observer

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  1. The thread is about a proposed Illinois law. Where in Illinois can one legally drive 100mph, except on a race course or drag strip?
  2. This has nothing to do with the Texas law. Sandy Hook parents sued Bushmaster in 2014 or so.
  3. Your questions are valid.. The father even "coincidently" arrived home just after it happened and called 911. The incident happened on August 11. That would seem to have been enough time to do a thorough investigation. I assume that there was gun powder residue on the child, but not on the man. The child's prints may have been on the gun. The article is very limited. Perhaps the Zoom session was recorded and gave more evidence. Maybe a neighbor heard the shot just prior to the man arriving home. For our part it is just conjecturing.
  4. I think that the no firearms in class policy is a matter of safety. You have to figure in the dumby factor. Even if the pre-class instructions would state "Unloaded Only", someone would bring in a loaded gun. Then you have those people who automatically place their finger on the trigger when they pick up a gun. Ironically the only place available for a classroom session in some areas may be a posted venue. Some, supposedly, experienced shooters are just clutsy. At the renewal class I attended, 2 shooters were bitten by the slide on their pistols. I think it i normal to be a bit paranoic when you are first licensed. Five to six years ago we had a lot of posts debating minutia - printing, cops (especially Chicago) can't wait to arrest us for the slightist infraction, knowingly, etc. For the most part most of our apprehensions have proven to be over done.
  5. The powers that be are aware of this and it is being addressed, according to another thread. Forum Themes - Site Support - IllinoisCarry.com You can simply refresh the page, and not have to open a new tab.
  6. Are you saying that residents should be able to buy directly from the state or that they should be able to get loans from the state? What about banks who are dealing gun businesses, should the banks not be able to get that business?
  7. Thanks for the updates. Handgunlaw.us is a great site. I recommend it often when I answer a question here or on other sites.
  8. I have had a small problem with this after trying tne non-default themes. Sometimes when I click on a post, I get a This page is not working right now message. Simply refreshing the page brings up brings up the desired page. It has occurred on both the light and dark themes. This could be a cause of frustration for some people.
  9. The bank should start dealing with gun manufacturers. This is from the cited article. Maybe JPM should stop dealing with the auto companies. I am sure many of their employees and families have been killed, injured, or affected by auto accidents. Bank of America also announced in 2018 it would stop making new loans to companies that make military-style rifles for civilian use. Its policy came after dozens of employees lost family members or suffered other trauma related to mass shootings in the past few years.
  10. You can also go to the top right corner to toggle between dark and light mode with the light bulb icon. The slider icon next to it gives the option to change the background.
  11. Have you tried going down to the very bottom of the page and clicking Theme? There are choices of Default, Uniform, and Dark. This may help with the harder on the eyes complaint.
  12. Meanwhile in the United Kingdom: “Knife crime is not something that can be solved by policing alone. We are working with businesses, schools, charities and community schemes to educate young people and explain why carrying a knife is never the right choice. This early intervention plays a vitally important role in stopping young people from turning to a life of crime.” New tougher knife possession laws come into effect today | West Bridgford Wire
  13. Then why the phrase "as an invitee of the person's permission"?
  14. It is covered here. Note that the court is allowing that part of the law to remain for now to allow for the legislature to make the change.
  15. From section 10 of FCCA: “ (g) A licensee shall possess a license at all times the licensee carries a concealed firearm except: (1) when the licensee is carrying or possessing a concealed firearm on his or her land or in his or her abode, legal dwelling, or fixed place of business, or on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person's permission”; The owner of private property has the right to determine who may carry on the property.
  16. I did prints to lessen the chance that I would be confused with someone else. I once looked up my name on the internet. One of the first hits was of a registered sex offender. Prints done in 2021 confirm that the John Jacobs who is applying is the same person who had prints done 15 years ago, and not someone who is trying to steal his identity. Documents and information can be forged or hacked. I have had numerous prints done over 30 years in the military, plus in civilian jobs and volunteering in schools. I do not understand the concern that my prints will be out there. No one is going to copy them and plant them at a crime scene. Processing with prints is supposed to be faster. That claim may not be valid, reports here vary. As Bubbacs points out there is the extra cost to consider. As he indicates, it is a personal perference.
  17. What is special about county lines? All districts should have a population of about 712,000. County populations vary widely. Pope has about 4200, Will = 69200, DuPage = 928000, Winnebego = 284000, Lake = 700,000. List of counties in Illinois - Wikipedia Contiguous counties will not always fit the 712,000 model. There could some very odd pattern linking counties of various sizes. I will like to see Congressional districts designated only by simple population numbers. But then, others will claim that their party, ethnic group, etc. are not getting a fair deal.
  18. The 2020 Census reported an Illinois population of about 12,830632. https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/local/2021/08/12/illinois-census-2020-results-census-results-released-census-bureau/8110904002/ Illinois is allotted 18 Congressional districts. There are 102 counties in Illinois or 5.6 counties per district. Each congressional district has a population of about 712,813. With a population of 2,679,080 Chicago rates 3.75 congressional districts. I am not defending the Democrat’s map. I am pointing out that it is not simple to draw a map. Below is a description of the Illinois process. With Democrat control of the legislature and governor, a redistricting commission is unlikely. If there were to be a commission, then there would be complaints of control being taken farther away from the voters. “The Illinois General Assembly is responsible for drawing both congressional and state legislative district lines. Both chambers of the state legislature must approve a redistricting plan. The governor may veto the lines drawn by the state legislature.[33] In the event that both chambers of the state legislature do not approve a legislative redistricting plan, a backup commission must draw the lines. The majority and minority leaders of each chamber must appoint two members each to the commission (one legislator and one general citizen). Of the eight commission members, no more than four may belong to the same political party. In the event that these eight members cannot approve a plan, the Illinois Supreme Court must select two individuals (from different political parties) as potential tiebreakers. The secretary of state must then appoint one of these individuals to the backup commission to break the tie.[33] The Illinois Constitution requires that state legislative districts be "contiguous and reasonably compact." There are no such requirements in place for the state's congressional districts.[33]” https://ballotpedia.org/Redistricting_in_Illinois
  19. How would that be done? The map represents Illinois seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. We have 18 seats at present. There are 102 counties in Illinois. List of United States Representatives from Illinois - Ballotpedia List of counties in Illinois - Wikipedia
  20. A link to a version of the Posted! app used to be at the top of the page in the old platform here. The exclamation point is part of the name. I was not using it for emphasis. I probably should have enclosed the name in quotes. I have it both on my iPad and android phone. Posted! - List Pro & Anti Gun Carry Locations - Apps on Google Play ‎Posted! - List Pro & Anti-Gun on the App Store (apple.com)
  21. "A far better tool than the USCCA page is, IMO, the phone app CCW developed by one of our IC members. I think you can search the app store for your phones OS to find it". The app is called Posted!
  22. Whitesox1, Does the letter accurately describe your brother-in-law as being being admitted under a non-immigrant visa? If so, then that seems to be the end of the process. If the letter is inaccurate, then he can begin the appeal process cited in the letter.
  23. I do not see any problem. Your counselling was well beyond the 5 year limit. Some have had problems because they mistakenly check "Yes". That throws a monkey wrench into the whole process. There is not reason to share trivial matters that happened long before the the time limit. You are not lying or committing perjury. Based on the OP's statement, this was a limited situation, that has been resolved years ago.
  24. I do not have a custom avatar and I have stars. Back to the OP, Euler gives the best answer in the second post. Since the start of CC there have been very few arrests for violations and those seem to be in connection to other violations e.g. shootings or threats. It is also a good idea to maintain a polite attitude toward an officer who stops you. Do not give them a reason to give you a rough time.
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