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  1. The biggest problem I have is with red flag laws. If someone is deemed "so dangerous" to themselves or others by a court that their constitutional rights are taken away, they need to be locked up and removed from society. Similarly, I think felons should have their rights restored upon release. If they are too dangerous to be in society with all their rights, why do we even let them out? Why did we ever get rid of asylums? Who's idea was it to let the mentally Ill, homeless, and people too dangerous to hold a spoon to just be out and about only to ever to be delt with by overworked cops and emts?
  2. What form are you guys talking about? I have never been asked to fill out a form state specific form besides the federal 4473.
  3. I might drive to an FFL next weekend and pay to have them register my whole car as an unfinished frame or receiver. Make or model? Uh... Buick. I guess it's all fun and games until you get pulled over for speeding and they tell you to turn the gun off and step out of the gun.
  4. Also, every chunk of metal in Illinois is an unfinished frame or receiver.
  5. I've been looking into making a semi auto sten carbine for a long time. The kits are made from a full auto sten cut through both the receiver and barrel and all have serial numbers. You put in a new 16.5 inch barrel and purchase a different bolt that fires in semi from a closed bolt and are good to go. Sounds like I'm going to have to be in another state to even possess the kit now? What BS.
  6. At first I thought the name change was dumb, but the new one is starting to grow on me. No matter the reason, I think it works.
  7. ISRA's reply makes sense to me. Strategically they may have been doing everything for the best. Still, any money donated to the ISRA might be better spent on a moving van to gtfooi asap. It is clear that Illinois is regressing quickly in so many ways easily beyond simply its gun laws. Like the ISRA says, there is only so much that can be done with the Democrats in power.
  8. Link? Anything that Todd V says is worth reading about.
  9. Not sure if this has been posted yet but mom at arms had an interesting article about how the ISRA supported the origional FOID act back in the late 60's.
  10. Time to paint a deep, dark, painful picture of the state of Illinois gun owners. This overview is created using the information in this thread along with census.gov population "ESTIMATES". I can't preview my post so hopefully this is readable and interesting. The TOTAL POPULATION of Illinois is 12,801,539.. give or take a little bit. Assuming there are still two genders, that total is composed of 6,291,791 Men and 6,509748 Women. Now, there are 2,239,515 total FOID CARDS issued in the state, with 1,561,070 belonging to men and 678,445 belonging to women. This comes out to 17.49% of the population having a FOID card, or 24.81% of ALL men and 10.42% of ALL women, in the state. The breakdown of FOID holders is 69.71% male to 30.29% female. Only 17.49% of the population of Illinois has a FOID card. Now there is an interesting thing about the FOID card. You need a FOID card to have a CCL license! 14.35% of all men who own a FOID card have gotten a CCL while only 7.41% of women with a FOID card have gotten a CCL. Moving on totally to Concealed Carry Licenses we have 274,258 total CCL's issued in the state. 224,005 of which have been issued to men and 50,253 to women. The breakdown of CCL holders is 81.68% male to 18.32% female. This comes out to 2.14% of the total population having a CCL, or 3.56% of men and 0.77% of women. Hall of Fame: Calhoun County - Highest percentage of FOID card holders with 50.74% of the population owning a FOID. Wow!!! Pope County - Highest percentage of CCL holders, with 6.21% of the population packing. Wabash County - Highest percentage of FOID holders who have gotten a CCL (18.43%) White County - Highest percentage of Female FOID holders who have gotten a CCL (13.32%) Hall of Shame: Cook County - Lowest total percentage of FOID holders (11.09%) Cook County - Lowest total percentage of CCL holders (1.48%) Cook County - Most murders.
  11. It's been increasing steadily. I wouldn't be surprised if a fairly high percentage of recent applicants for FOID cards are also applying for carry licenses, either concurrently or soon after. There are strong hints that this is the case. The more expensive something is, the less people get it. Our CCW has got to be one of the most expensive in the country. If there was no fee (or the fee was single digits), and if there were actually free classes out there somewhere the number of people with CCW would probably double.
  12. You can get a FOID but private sales only. Cant pass the BGC from a 4473 as I understand it. I seem to recall the MMCard needs to have been expired for one year before federal law will OK you. ISPFSB FAQ Q. If I am a qualifying patient or designated caregiver pursuant to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act and hold a valid Medical Cannabis Card, are my Firearms Owners Identification Card and Concealed Carry License still valid? Medical marijuana cardholders will not have their FOID or CCL cards revoked, or be denied issuance of a FOID or CCL card, due to their status as a medical marijuana cardholder. Such cards are State-issued, governed by State law, and State law requires that a person's status as a medical marijuana cardholder not result in the denial of any right or privilege Interesting. I wonder if they will give you the FOID card, but flag your private sale purchases when you call the ISP.
  13. I'm fairly certain you can't get a FOID while holding a cannabis card.
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