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  1. I'm still mad about Galyan's. I bought my first gun there. It was sad when they were bought by Dicks, and even worse when Dicks went full-on anti-gun. Yes, Cabela's was better. Bass Pro is ok. It's still pro-2a, but not as good of a user experience.
  2. That is absolutely their goal. These blatant unconstitutional laws absolutely require a liberal-led SCOTUS rubber stamping their trample on freedom. For sure the goal is that either a couple of Constitution-loving judges passing away while the Dems hold the presidency or the Dems expanding and packing the court. Given the ages of some of the best justices, it's certainly possible.
  3. Good call! While Greenwood is "just outside" Indianapolis, it is not Indianapolis (which tries to be a "little Chicago" sometimes in its approach to crime and to lab-abiding citizens.)
  4. How come that every time a terrible Chicago politician leaves, they are replaced by someone even more onerous? It boggles the mind.
  5. You are more optimistic than I am. We (and other states) may get more TROs in Months. But full decisions, especially if appealed to SCOTUS, usually take years.
  6. Fantastic update. There will be a lot of interesting court decisions over the next few years...
  7. I concur. I just read the entire Decision on the TRO, but don't see where it would apply to the entire state. The important part is on page 38: "However, for the reasons set forth above, we affirm the TRO issued for count IV". So they affirm the same TRO, not expand it. Am I missing something?
  8. That terrible bill didn't pass (yet), but there is a big risk of a virtually similar one in next year's session.
  9. Well that sucks. I’ll just give up on it I guess. Thanks for the reply. Or you could just move to the "long" game... Appeals take a long time, but people are winning them. If you keep this on your radar, gaining your rights back 2 years from now is certainly better than never... Of course, every individual circumstance is different, but if you're in the right, it's worth fighting!
  10. Those supervision rules are insane for a traffic (or any other very minor non-violent) offence. They take away all your 2nd amendment rights. And you also need court approval to leave the state for 2 years? No vacations or other travel I guess. How did it get so crazy? Is this in Cook County, or in another county? Court supervision was no big deal in the past; it's the best thing to do with any speeding ticket. Just apply for "court supervision" for any speeding ticket, pay more money to the court, but don't impact your driving record. In the past, it was a checkbox on the ticket. (I'm assuming traffic school is similar to court supervision as they do the same thing...)
  11. They should eventually inform you. But as noted by the OP, it sometime takes them more than a year to make a decision. A couple options available are to reach out to your State Representative (as they can help move the process along in some cases by an inquiry from their office), or also reach out to Molly B on this board. She has communication with the ISP and sometimes is able to assist IllioisCarry members in getting answers.
  12. IMO, there are two advantages: 1. Per the language in 720 ILCS 5/24-9(a) if your minor child has a FOID, that legal restriction doesn't apply. (Regarding firearm access: Of course you need to follow safe procedures anyway, but it's good to not have the severe legal penalty hanging over your head.) 2. Using this process to get your child more interested in firearm rights. For me, it was mostly for the fun of it at this point. When my daughter is older, it'll actually matter more.
  13. I think Scipio24 already answered your questions. But I signed up my 3 year-old for a FOID this year. I had to call the ISP phone # and do a paper application, as the electronic one wasn't a viable option w/o state ID. However, it was no big deal to do it over the phone. The person I spoke with was helpful and they knew how the process works. The process was: 1. Call ISP and provide information on minor over the phone 2. They send you a pre-filled out paper application 3. Attach photo and check. Send it. 4. Get FOID in mail. I want to say the entire process took maybe 2-3 months or so from start to finish. A little longer, but not egregious.
  14. Good luck. Illinois does have some stupid gun laws, and Cook County has a well-deserved reputation as doing everything they can to deny 2nd amendment rights. Unfortunately they often use any excuse to mess with legal firearm holders to score political points. But overall, Illinois gun laws are still not nearly as bad as Canada's laws, so maybe it's not as bad as you think. Molly's suggestion of "store with a FFL" may be a viable option. But the best option is if you have a friend or family member who can store your firearms temporarily if you are denied FOID while you go through the appeal. Illinois State Police, who process the FOID, do try to be fair and they follow the law. So hopefully this worry is for nothing. Let us know what happens!
  15. From the facts you reported, I believe you have a very winnable case for FOID, but not a winnable case for CCW. The federal question is an interesting one. You probably should get the "state" situation cleaned up, to avoid possibility of running afoul of federal law if you move (https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/atf-p-5300-4pdf/download) 922 Unlawful acts. (g) It shall be unlawful for any person (4) ... who has been committed to a mental institution;... to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. It would really be a stretch, but it seems to be the same stretch the state is using... [EDIT]: On second thought, I don't see how they could rule the above applicable, but I'll keep it in the post just for your information. And I bring up one more issue. If you don't get your FOID back, there may be some challenges in legally removing the firearms from Illinois. (e.g. you cannot legally touch them as a resident of Illinois, but you also cannot private-party transfer handguns interstate, so how can your friend legally give them back to you?) There are probably ways to do this while complying with the law (federal & state), but you'll have to research that in depth. If you get your FOID reinstated and your friend transfers them back to you while you're a resident of Illinois, this pitfall goes away... Good luck IANAL, so this isn't legal advice. You may need to retain an hour or two of an attorney trained in this area in order to lock down all the details.
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