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  1. On 1/25/2023 at 3:51 PM, EdDinIL said:

    By burying the pro-2A attorneys in court cases, they're just buying time for a Dem majority Congress and Dem President to expand SCOTUS and install judges that will walk back all of the victories of the past several years.


    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.

  2. On 2/10/2023 at 12:40 AM, Upholder said:

    All of the TROs so far are only for the named plaintiffs.  You will know when it's everyone.


    That's what I've seen as well (although several places have been reporting that the TROs are for everyone).  Hopefully that will change soon.

  3. On 2/10/2023 at 11:14 AM, davel501 said:


    Gander was bought by camping world. They aren't anti gun, they are pro growing a business and firearms weren't worth the hassle was the way I heard it. 


    You're right.  I got the names confused, b/c I'd also bought firearm related things at Gander Mountain in the past as well.  So many places that I liked which are gone...  😥


    Updated my post. :)

  4. On 2/8/2023 at 3:27 PM, ITguy1686 said:

    If you want to drink alcohol drink it

    If you want to smoke marijuana smoke it


    These are choices that should have no bearing on your right to bear arms. This is a second amendment victory. Leave it at that.




    Just like it does now, marijuana will be abused by some people, enjoyed responsibly by others, and used for medical pain relief by another group.  While legalization of marijuana has societal negatives as well as positives, it's an individual choice and should have nothing to do with one's right to bear arms. 

  5. On 2/7/2023 at 11:22 AM, Jeffrey said:

    I do miss the Gander Mountain that used to be in Geneva.


    I miss Galyan's.  I bought my first gun there.  Unfortunately they got bought out by Dick's Sporting Goods many years ago, and Dick's is now rabidly anti-gun.  (I even bought a gun at Dick's years ago when they were not anti-gun.)


    There is a difference between Cabela's (which is lukewarm and over-conservative in their policies in an effort to not accidentally run afoul of Illinois laws) and Dick's (which actively donates to anti-gun groups and has embraced woke-ism).  Cabela's position is annoying, but I understand their reasoning.  They have stores in Illinois and cannot afford to piss off the Illinois government.  


    I will shop at Cabela's, but will avoid Dick's. 

  6. On 1/31/2023 at 8:41 PM, Dumak_from_arfcom said:


    Fox32 News Chicago is reporting that the TRO covers the entire state.  I believe Fox32 is incorrect.   




    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?

  7. Just got to love response #4.  "We passed a blatantly unconstitutional law, full well knowing it was in direct defiance of SCOTUS opinion.  Now all the gun-rights groups are suing us.  We need a lot more time, because so many people are suing us".  


    Wow.  How about if the courts issue a TRO against all enforcement, and then give the state all the time it needs?  The state certainly doesn't deserve more time to enforce a blatantly unconstitutional law before it's struck down!

  8. On 12/18/2022 at 9:02 PM, mauserme said:

    [In regard to HB5859]

    It hasn't been posted to a hearing yet, so it's too soon for witness slips on this one.



    I had the same question.  These bills are crazy, as usual.  It is quite obvious that the point of the liberals is to destroy the lives of anyone who doesn't bow down to their authoritarian power and who dares stand up for freedom in any way.


    Done, for HB5855.  Good to see that pro-gun members are still willing to submit witness slips each time the Dems play around and move the hearings...

  9. On 12/8/2022 at 11:44 AM, djmarkla said:

    I believe that long term the left will go after firearm ownership the way they went after cigarettes. The goal is to make the activity socially unacceptable. I know that smoking causes long term damage, so I am no fan of cigarettes. I am talking about the techniques used by media and "authorities" to curb the number of smokers. They first demonized the suppliers and caused financial losses and then worked on shame as a tool for social change.      


    That is exactly their plan.  They know they can't entirely ban private firearm ownership, so their goal is to make it more difficult, more expensive, and something that is socially unacceptable.  They want gun owners to be embarrassed and unwilling to talk about their hobby and respect for freedom.  The left has already accomplished that in many circles for those who support traditional marriage; they can't speak about it freely for fear of being ostracized and losing their jobs.  

  10. On 12/13/2022 at 6:30 PM, springfield shooter said:


    Which leads one to correctly observe that they are neither particularly honest nor bright.


    Certainly not honest.  But I seriously doubt that anti-gun politicians believe their own words.  They know darn well all their restrictive laws won't put a dent in crime.  It'll then just give them another step toward further authoritarianism, which is their actual goal.


  11. On 12/12/2022 at 4:55 PM, RandyP said:

    Done,,,,,, but does anyone think our opposition affects the outcome?


    Yes, some.  It gives those who support the 2nd amendment one more piece of ammo to use in the hearings and more importantly denies this to those who want to destroy our rights.  Many times the pro-2a legislators will talk about the massive unpopularity of these anti-gun measures and use witness slips to bolster that argument.  We will never have any influence with the dedicated anti-gun fools, but it may be enough among other things to help sway those on the fence who vote whichever way the wind blows.

  12. On 12/8/2022 at 12:25 PM, mauserme said:


    HB5855 was initially posted to a 12/9/2022 hearing.  That hearing was cancelled.


    It's posted again to a 12/12/2022 hearing, along with HJR97.  This is the hearing that has the most witness slips, on the bill.


    We'll send an email alert (and post in Illinois Politics) this evening for opposition witness slips on the HB5855 12/12/2022 hearing.  This  alert will include advice to remain poised for future Calls to Action in regard to any additional hearings that may be scheduled on HB5855 or other bills trying to move similar language.





    Thanks for keeping on top of it!  Is there a different URL for witness slips now?


    Appeals are taking anywhere from 6 mos. to a couple years . . .

    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!

  14. I just went through this yesterday myself. (actually the reason I joined The forum) we moved, so I updated my address on myFOID card. 6 weeks later I get the letter stating my Foid has been revoked. Immediately called my lawyer, he said he'll look into it. I too was convicted of a Class A reckless driving. But I DID NOT see that for the supervision I could not possess my weapons. Conviction was in Sept, letter came after updating address in March. So yes, I surrendered my foid card, filled out the firearms deposition and transferred my firearms to someone with a valid Foid all yesterday. This is a complete violation of my 2nd amendment right and Im feeling hopeless. Can't win with this state. attachicon.gif20190411_235329.jpgattachicon.gif20190413_113656.jpg


    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...)

  15. Time to move back to Arizona. One question.Do they at least inform you one way or the other.Or just blow you off and put your appeal in the trash ?


    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.

  16. This may sound ignorant, and I apologize in advance. But what are the advantages of getting a FOID for a person under the age of 18? They cannot purchase a gun or amo. They can’t shoot at a range by them selfs. Again. Sorry for the ignorance, just curios. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    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.

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