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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I wish far more judges were so knowledgeable about firearms, 2A history, etc.
  2. Plaintiffs response to Cook County Request for Summary Judgement ... Viramontes_v_Cook_County_97_MSJ_Response.pdf
  3. Same result as above. All meetings showing "Cancelled." And apparently witness slips can no longer be filed for any of them.
  4. Still not working (timing out) for me via Chrome and Firefox. Failed State (seemingly in all respects).
  5. Thanks for posting this! Adam Winkler's book, "Gun Fight," published ca. 2011, is an excellent analysis of these and other 2A issues. His law credentials and 2A expertise are beyond reproach.
  6. Yes, thanks indeed! I'm sure the list has been a very valuable resource to many of us trapped in Chicago.
  7. It often takes the IL Legislative Reference Bureau much longer to publish a final Act.
  8. It's unfortunate that IL politicians don't have a primum non nocere oath.
  9. I'm happy to support such an important cause. Thanks for your dedication, hard work, and valuable advice. Happy holidays to IllinoisCarry and all its members.
  10. An interesting read ... https://illinoislawreview.org/online/an-illusory-right/
  11. Correct! It was enshrined in the 1970 Illinois Constitution. Apparently, most of our legislators are shamefully ignorant about or in denial of our constitutional right.
  12. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/10/28/23331107/handguns-switches-sear-extended-capacity-magazines-machine-guns-violence
  13. Illinois has no "Stand Your Ground" statute per se. On the other hand, by judicial ruling, you have NO DUTY TO RETREAT: "A person who has not initially provoked the use of force against himself has no duty to attempt to escape the danger before using force against the aggressor." - Illinois Supreme Court Pattern Jury Instructions, Criminal 24-25.09X In a carjacking incident, assuming the aggressor(s) is/are imminently threatening with a deadly or potentially deadly weapon, one can reasonably assume he/she is in immediate danger of severe bodily harm or death. As such, the affirmative defense offered under 720 ILCS 5/7-1 should justifiably apply.
  14. You might want to keep these relevant judicial rulings in mind ... Per People v. Jeffries 646 N.E.2d 587 (Illinois Supreme Court 1995), in order to instruct the jury on self defense, the defendant must establish some evidence of each of the following elements: "1) the force is threatened against a person; 2) the person threatened is not the aggressor; 3) the danger of harm was imminent; 4) the threatened force was unlawful; 5) he actually and subjectively believed a danger existed which required the use of the force applied; 6) his beliefs were objectively reasonable." Per Illinois Supreme Court Pattern Jury Instruction - Criminal - 24-25.09X: "a person who has not initially provoked the use of force against himself has no duty to attempt to escape the danger before using force against the aggressor."
  15. Incidentally, from strictly a legal standpoint, this would have been a more prudent way for the OP to have transported ...18 U.S.C. 926A Interstate Transp. Firearms.pdf
  16. Referring to the legal heir/legatee, note 430 ILCS 65/12 (screenshot below). In other words, that person need not have a FOID card (within 60 days) in order to legally transfer the firearm(s) or ammunition. Sorry for your loss. and best wishes.
  17. I miss the "good ol' days too. Incidentally, adding insult to injury, UPS had neither the professionalism nor courtesy of providing customers any advance notification of their firearms shipping rule change.
  18. Current firearm shipping protocols of major carriers ... https://www.ups.com/us/en/support/shipping-support/shipping-special-care-regulated-items/prohibited-items/firearms.page?loc=en_US https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/how-to-ship-firearms.html https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c4_009.htm
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