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  1. 06/21/2022 32 NOTICE: Attorney John D. Kimball for Appellants Erin Bauer and Estate of Paul Bauer in 21-3207 will not be available for oral argument June 30-July 15 / August 1, 2, 4-5, 8-30 / September 1-2, 14-17, 22-23 / October 7-21 / November 14 through December 23, 2022.. [32] [7243438] [21-3198, 21-3207] (Kimball, John) [Entered: 06/21/2022 10:35 AM] 07/08/2022 33 Argument set for Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in the Main Courtroom, Room 2721, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 219 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. Each side limited to 15 minutes. [33] [7247063] [21-3198, 21-3207] (LCP) [Entered: 07/08/2022 04:12 PM] 07/14/2022 34 Received argument confirmation from Brian A. Sutherland for Appellees Armslist, LLC and Jonathan Gibbon in 21-3198, 21-3207. [34] [7248393] [21-3198, 21-3207] (Sutherland, Brian) [Entered: 07/14/2022 09:44 PM]
  2. Let's face it, if the democrats in Illinois want to pass any kind of weapons ban, there is nothing that can be done to stop it since they have utter control of the Illinois house, senate and governor. That has already happened in New York in relation to location restrictions. While it is nice to say the Supreme Court says that can't be done, the bottom line is that any such law stands until a court finds it unconstitutional and you might sit in jail wating for the supreme court to find the law invalid. All it would take to prolong for several years is for a liberal district court judge to get the case, refuse to issue a preliminary injunction and watch the case drag on for several years. As has been seen in California, a clearly invalid law can be upheld for years by judges when any court (like the 9th Circuit) is dominated by a particular political philosphy.
  3. FEDEX has the same inspection provision. USPS has various ability to inspect packages ranging from xray to belief that the package may contain plant material to obtaining a search warrant. So I am not sure that there is any shipping company that doesn't reserve the right in some manner to inspect packages.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Full circle the wagons mode just like the NRA. No more dues from me to ISRA.
  14. 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)
  15. 73-2.pdf73-main.pdf 73-1.pdf Main ISRA Reply Brief and supporting declarations
  16. 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.
  17. Ammunitionstore.com 9mm target ammo seems to be running nearly double the pre-covid prices. Is that what people are seeing from other suppliers if you can actually find one with ammo to sell?
  18. If there is no subsequent appeal after the trial court enters a new not guilty verdict, the most important thing to remember is that the trial court's finding that the FOID act does not apply in the home is not binding on any other court in Illinois. Later cases may find it informative but judges are free to ignore the finding and I suspect that would happen in Chicago for instance.
  19. The best that can happen out of this case is that the trial court finds her not guilty based on his opinion that the FOID act does not apply to guns in the home. I have no idea whether that is correct or not but that is what is needed now. Then, the state has to appeal and the intermediate appellate court has to find that the trial court was wrong and that the FOID act does apply to guns in the home. That would send the case back to the trial court who could then re-enter the opinion that the law is unconstitutional and the state would then repeat the appeal to the IL Supreme Ct. The best case for this issue would have been (1) a person arrested for properly carrying a firearm in a car locked in the trunk unloaded and in a case on a Illinois state highway by the State Police but not having a FOID card; or (2) as noted above - a purchaser at an Illinois firearm store who was refused because the person did not have a FOID card but was otherwise able to pass a background check and could properly complete a 4473 - then, the only defense most likely would be the constitutionality of the FOID act.
  20. The Illinois Supreme Court, in my opinion, did not rule that no FOID is required to have a firearm in your home. The IL Sup. Ct. ruling is on a technical issue that no appeal directly from the trial court to the Supreme Ct. was appropriate here. Generally, when a statute is found unconstitutional, the case is directly appealed to the IL Sup. Ct. However, where the issue could have been decided by the trial court without determining whether the statute is constitutional, then the trial court is limited to just applying the statute. Here, the trial court found that the FOID statute did not apply in the home so the accused could not be prosecuted. The Supreme Ct said that the trial court's job was over once that determination was made and whether the FOID act was constitutional did not need to be addressed by the trial court. Because of that, the IL Supreme Court did not have jurisdiction to hear the constitutional question of whether the FOID act is unconstitutional. The IL Supreme Ct also did not have jurisdiction to determine whether the FOID act applies to guns in the home since that is not a constitutional issue that could be appealed directly to the Supreme Ct. So now, the case goes back to the trial court and the decision will reissue with a not guilty finding based on the trial court's determination that the FOID act does not apply to guns in the home. The big question is whether the state will appeal that decision to the intermediate level appellate court. As I already noted, the entire issue could end up right back at the Supreme Court.
  21. So the case goes back to the trial court, the opinion is modified as directed by the IL Supreme Court. The case then goes up on appeal to an intermediate appellate court as to whether the FOID act applies in the home if the State appeals. Assuming the state appeals, the appellate court either affirms the finding or reverses the trial court and finds that the FOID act does apply in the home. Then, a potential appeal to IL Supreme Court who could find FOID does not apply in home - ending case. If Supreme Court finds that FOID does apply in home, then I believe that the trial court could ultimately revisit and re-enter the unconstitutional finding and then that goes up to the Supreme Court again. A long and winding road.
  22. Targetsportsusa.com usually has free shipping if you order 1000 rounds of - say 9mm or other pistol rounds. Not sure what they do with rifle or shotgun rounds. The only quirk is that if you order, say 1000 rounds of target ammo and 100 rounds of hollow point, they will still charge you for shipping the hollow points. But if you watch for their 1/2 price hollow point sales, it is still a pretty good deal.
  23. Also make sure that you do not admit to any criminal act in making your explanation. And merely waiving an arm at someone without contact could legally be an assault while you may only consider as gesturing. You may want to have someone else look over it to get their take. Don't say anymore than you absolutely have to because anything that could be interpreted as you doing something wrong will be taken that way.
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