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  1. Let's face it, turnout will determine who wins the governor's race. A big Chicago turnout and Bailey is toast. If there is bad weather and a low turnout in Chicago, he has a chance. He may have a chance with the hispanic vote in Chicago if he puts in the time but that is doubtful.
  2. I suspect that there will be ever increasing restricted locaitons, types of guns, and magazine capacity requirements until the Supreme Court actually slaps one or all of those down. I suspect that the four or five cases being held at the Supreme Court will be sent back down to the appellate courts for reconsideration taking into account this new Supreme Court decision. What will really be interesting is how contorted theh 9th Circiuit's analysis will be to maintain their record of finding gun laws constitutional while pretending to follow the Supreme Court. I expect most if not all of the held cases will find themselves back in the Supreme Court in a year or two if they are simply remanded at this point.
  3. I would not agree that it is so clear cut as the two statements on unenforceability and malice. First, only the NY law was at issue in the Supreme Court that that case has been remanded to the lower courts to readdress the statute taking into account the Supreme Court's ruling. No other statute is automatically unconstitutional, especially in another state that is worded differently. Now, if Chicago/Illinois had a statute identical to the NY law, a DA obviously look pretty bad if he tried to enforce the law before the case in NY is addressed on remand. But, there probably is no other law in any state that is identical to the NY provision. You can expect every restrictive state has draft statutes already prepared to try to deal with this decision. California, I saw, already has said that is the case.
  4. https://cwbchicago.com/2022/04/charges-filed-after-lightfoot-bodyguard-allegedly-spots-a-gun-in-mans-shoulder-bag-while-waiting-for-food-at-shake-shack.html Judge Kelly McCarthy focused on the alleged weapons as she pondered Broadway’s bail conditions. “I don’t find these are for personal protection at all,” McCarthy said of the allegations that he had armor-piercing bullets and laser sights. She set bail at $15,000, meaning he must post a $1,500 deposit to get out of jail. McCarthy gave Broadway permission to return to Wisconsin over the state’s objections. Prosecutors charged him with two counts of felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of possessing high-capacity magazines, and other misdemeanors.
  5. Strange about Steel City - stated policy on their website for ammo is: Illinois— No sales to the city of Chicago or Cook County. All other Illinois residents must email us a copy of their FOID card in addition to their State ID. Ammunition must ship to an address on one of these ID’s.
  6. gunuser17

    CUP to PSI

    The key is that CUP and PSI are measured to different scales and measure two different things and are not interchangeable. One explanation that I have seen is that CUP uses a copper crusher that is effected by the duration of the pressure as well as the pressure itself, whereas PSI is done by an electronic transducer that takes a virtually instantaneous measurement of the highest pressure. Put another way, since a longer duration, lower pressure pulse can crush the cylinder as much as a shorter duration, higher pressure pulse, CUP pressures frequently register lower than actual peak pressures (as measured by a transducer) by up to 20%. For example, the SAAMI maximum pressure for the 7.62×51mm is given as 52,000 psi (CUP), or 62,000 psi (430 MPa); the .45-70, on the other extreme, is listed as 28,000 in both CUP and psi (190 MPa).
  7. Let's see, he was fined $1000 but if he charged even $100 per student he made $80,000. Pretty good business that he has going.
  8. I have lived and worked in the loop/south loop for just over 30 years and use a bus or subway at least 10 times a week. Never been robbed or even acosted in any way that would justify shooting someone. The risk of crime in the loop is real but very minor compared to the worst parts of the city. Be aware of your situation at all time and don't ride the bus or subway late at night. As someone pointed out, if something goes bad on public transit, it happens very quickly. Also, firing a weapon on a bus, subway car or a platform puts alot more people at risk that just the criminal. In certain situations, shooting someone during public transit may well be justified but there are risks in those more crowded, tight areas that are greater than on a street.
  9. United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit ____________________ No. 18‐2385 LARRY E. HATFIELD, v. Plaintiff‐Appellee, WILLIAM P. BARR, Attorney General of the United States, Defendant‐Appellant. ____________________ Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. No. 3:16‐cv‐00383‐JPG‐RJD — J. Phil Gilbert, Judge. ____________________ ARGUED APRIL 12, 2019 — DECIDED JUNE 6, 2019 ____________________ Before FLAUM, EASTERBROOK, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. A person “who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year” is forbidden to possess a firearm. 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(1). https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca7/18-2385/18-2385-2019-06-06.html
  10. Full circle the wagons mode just like the NRA. No more dues from me to ISRA.
  11. Order from June, 2020 - case appears to be in the middle of expert discovery right now: 06/03/2020 TEXT ORDER by U.S. Magistrate Tom Schanzle-Haskins: Plaintiffs' Motion for Extension of Time for Discovery Production 39 and Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for Extension of Time and Cross-Motion for Stay, or in the Alternative for Extension of Case Deadlines 40 are ALLOWED in part. Plaintiffs are given an extension of time to 6/15/2020 to comply fully with this Court's Text Order entered 4/22/2020. The Court extends and revises the schedule in this case as follows: Fact Discovery due by 11/1/2020; Plaintiff's Expert Disclosure due by 11/30/2020; Defendant's Expert Disclosure due by 2/1/2021; Expert Discovery due by 4/15/2021; Dispositive Motions due by 6/01/2021; pretrial conference set for 6/01/2021 is CANCELED and reset 9/7/2021 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 1 in Springfield before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough. Bench Trial set for 6/15/2021 is CANCELED and reset 9/21/2021 at 9:00 AM before Judge Myerscough; and Telephonic Status Conference set 1/20/2021 is CANCELLED and reset Thursday, 4/15/2021, at 10:00 AM (court will place call) before Magistrate Judge Schanzle-Haskins. (LB, ilcd) (Entered: 06/03/2020)
  12. 73-2.pdf73-main.pdf 73-1.pdf Main ISRA Reply Brief and supporting declarations
  13. I don't see how there can be a 1st amendment question. As a lawyer, the prosecutor should know that the 1st amendment protects the citizens from government prohibition of free speech. As I understand it, a private business/homeowner can control what speech is allowed on their private property. Most likely a homeowners association/corporation owns the common areas like the street. The homeowners were not the government and were not acting of behalf of the government. They were, by their account, protecting their home because the "protesters" were on private property that they apparently only accessed by tearing down a valuable antique gate and walking on a private street and/or sidewalk and supposedly threatening the owners. Now, if the protesters had been out on the public street and the homeowner threatened to shoot them for yelling/protesting on the public street, that may be a much different story.
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