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  1. Since we are getting technical, once your purchase crosses state lines, it's part of interstate commerce. That gives it federal jurisdiction not state. The ATF requires that any licensed seller has to make sure you are not violating any local, county, or state laws. That falls into a heavily GREY area, some sellers will go buy firearms and ammo only which is federally regulated while other sellers will go by state laws, or county laws, or municipal laws. It all depends on the seller's company policy but by the bare minimum, they must follow firearm and ammo laws. For example, AR15s are banned in Chicago and Cook County, that's why many sellers won't ship. Me on the other hand, I am fully aware of home-rule authority and CCL covering AR pistols so I will ship into Chicago and Cook County. Also, interstate commerce supersedes home-rule tax laws that's why I don't have to charge Joe Smith in Idaho the $25 Cook County Tax even though he bought it on my website that is licensed in Cook County. It's all f'ed up...
  2. If you live in a home-rule community then you will revert to their laws, not Cook County.
  3. If the ATF believes you are going to get a FFL to make $$$, you got it. Before I submitted my FFL, I contacted the business licensing woman and asked if they would issue me a home occupation business license for selling firearms. With a few rumbles, she said yes. They required the ATF issue the license 1st, where ATF's policy is the opposite. Don't be discouraged, my ATF IOI guy said this happens all the time and he issued me the FFL 1st. I took it to my village and in 1 week, I got the signatures from: fire chief, police chief, business manager, and my business licensing woman. Now the 07, I tried this year to get my 07/02 and the business licensing woman and business manager were on board. The police chief joined the crowd and it turns out that Oak Lawn has an ordinance that only allows FFL 01 & 03s within village limits. Crash and burn. Read Bartlett's ordinance and make sure they don't have the same provision as Oak Lawn. There is a good possibility that your town might only allow a FFL 01. Don't waste your time with getting an SOT 03, IL law prohibits FFL 01 dealers from selling NFA items.
  4. There is no limit on how many guns you can buy in one year in the State of IL. During Christmas, I did a transfer for one of my best customers, I transferred 14 guns on 1 4473 form. There is no limit on how many guns you can buy in 1 4473 transaction form. In the past, we put additional firearms on a blank sheet of paper, 100% federally legal. When they changed the 4473 forms in November of 2020, the ATF created a "continuation form" to add additional firearms outside of the original 4473 form.
  5. Except 1 guy, don't know what his issue is but he is a repeat customer and said he doesn't have a MMC.
  6. It looks like their system is working, now they are playing catch-up. I got 3 instant Approvals on Saturday, 1 on Monday, and everyone who was Pending cleared Monday morning.
  7. Just got one that cleared @ 8:18am 2day. I think everyone's bcg is going to start clearing all day 2day.
  8. I have thrown my Mossberg 930 and/or my Benelli Supernova in my trunk with the side saddle fully loaded. Technically, since there's nothing in the mag tube, I'm within the law. We'll see how that goes when I eventually get pulled over.
  9. When I run backgrounds, I flip my laptop and show each customer the software that FFL Dealers use to run bcg checks. I always tell them, "if there's a problem, it will ALWAYS be w/the ISP." I show them the screen and ask them if everything is correct and then run the bcg. So, I am sure many of you guys are calling the dealer and asking did you clear or what's going on. I always check and send a screenshot to show the customer what I see (like I did above). Ultimately, and again, everyone's issue is with the IL State Police.
  10. I am still waiting on a few from the 11th.
  11. If all else fails, there is a guy who goes to the Crown Point Gun Show and he makes holsters while you wait. Everybody seems to be very happy with his skills, when I see him at the next gun show, I am going to have him make a custom owb holster for my Beretta 81BB.
  12. Ok. Yes, it's published and they notify us on the day it's going to be ran. That does not mean that that's the only time that the system needs to be checked. Now, if you've been a dealer for 10 or 15yrs, fine, but I find it interesting that many times people in this group and others revert to federal law or established practices over someone who actually, "is doing, what was being asked." It would be great if everyone/everything stuck to the "actual law and established practices," but it doesn't always happen like that. The info I put above is a mixture of ATF input as well as ISP input. Unless you know someone that is part of the upper echelon of FTIP, then I apologize. You know that sometimes we run backgrounds that show it 'went through' on our end but after 4-7 days ISP never received it. We can give them the ISP # that corresponds to the bcg and they still can't pull it. It is known as a background that ended up in, "the blackhole." It happened on a new customer who usually gets instant Approvals. Telling you how it actually works vs how it's supposed to work.
  13. Unless the data center got hit by a stray atom bomb, NICS only goes down for maintenance on national holidays. It has to be scheduled for maintenance sometime, and presumably fewer people buy guns on the actual holidays.I suppose that its possible NICS might run behind because so many BG requests are submitted. I've never heard a spec on its maximum capacity. I doubt the FBI would publish it. I'd sooner blame something at the state level.Which FFL groups are you in?
  14. Unless the data center got hit by a stray atom bomb, NICS only goes down for maintenance on national holidays. It has to be scheduled for maintenance sometime, and presumably fewer people buy guns on the actual holidays.I suppose that its possible NICS might run behind because so many BG requests are submitted. I've never heard a spec on its maximum capacity. I doubt the FBI would publish it. I'd sooner blame something at the state level.The FBI/NICS people told some dealers in states that run backgrounds straight through NICS that they intentionally had to shut down the system because of overflow. Out of State FFL's took screenshots that said something like, "system is temporarily down, check back later."
  15. Whether FTIP is running behind or not, that has nothing to do with the initial background check, it's fully automated. The automatic system will generate the Approved or Pending response. Something might have happened when they ran the bcg check. Maybe they lost internet signal, NICS might have been doing maintenance on the system, or it could have been bad weather here or where NICS is being operated. Now its gone to the analysts, supposedly it gets done in the order they receive it, so you have to wait in line.
  16. Your dealer should have a number & email to ISP. I called ATF and complained that ISP had no "good" number to reach them @ and my IOI guy gave me a "good" number & email. To be honest, if your dealer has multiple people waiting, he's not gonna call. It's an ISP issue, if you're the only one, I would ask him to call or send an email. I have a CPD SGT on day 3 as well.
  17. I have 2 background checks I ran on the same day as yours, 07/11/2021, they are both still Pending.
  18. In that case, the statistics would be 99.9% for arrests and convictions of law abiding gun owners in gun-control cities, counties, and states who violated AWB firearms and prohibited accessories.
  19. If you read the new JCAR regulations on the Gun Licensing Bill, this law when passed, can grow wings. The person who talks about regulations alot is Sean Hannity, it's not the law as written, it's the regulators. In the Gun Licensing Bill, JCAR/ISP added that a non-retail (which no longer exists) home-based FFL who's primary income is the FFL, is automatically a retail location. Regardless of where he/she conducts business at. That is not written in the Gun Licensing Bill but it's written in the JCAR/ISP regulation.
  20. I am not accepting them, the fine print has not been written yet until JCAR has gotten ahold of it. JCAR has obliterated the Gun Licensing Bill to a regulation that only looks like half of the law it was written on. JCAR is going to determine; does an FFL Dealer have to make a photo copy of your ID just like a transfer/sale, are dealers allowed to receive these docs via email, are dealers required to scrutinize the docs we receive (dealer vs buyer on what was received or not received and was the 72hr waiting period honored), is it a one-time $25 fee per person or per doc, if this guy buys 7, or 8 guns, or more guns per year do I have to report him to ISP for potentially being a dealer without registering w/ISP, etc. Just another doc the ISP gets to audit and scrutinize me for. And if you guys/gals didn't know, these ISP contractors are doing the Gun Licensing Bill audits.
  21. Never had a problem in the places I have been to in Lake and McHenry counties. Even the dreaded Bass Pro in Gurnee that supposedly is super strict on everything took my CCL. I'm more curious how the new electronic FOID will work with online purchases. Would you just send them a screenshot from your phone? Seems like the ISP would disable screenshots so you have to check validity every time. I cannot imagine how ISP could disable screen shots on a portable device such as a pocket phone… Chase Bank does it. When you're on the app, you can't screenshot your acct.
  22. They went there looking for a man with a gun and they found one. Most cops don't shoot more than the required qualification every year (so they'll clean their gun at least one time per year - not kidding) so he probably died slowly too. People shoot people that don't need to be shot all the time. Cops, CCLs, gangbangers especially. If you are going to involve yourself in a situation like this you have to decide if it is worth it to YOU. Will your family be ok without your income? Will you be OK with some other dude raising your kids? These aren't easy questions that everyone answers the same way. Highly suggest giving this book a read: https://www.amazon.com/dp/057820200X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_9BYQDKHSCD3V7F9WW0Y2 I have taken enough training classes to know this, a few of my customers are from the Chicago firearm training unit. I have asked them that question and they confirmed it, most LE only practice shooting 1 month b4 quals and never clean their gun. Yes, dirty gun for 10yrs, if not longer. Was born and raised in a gang infested neighborhood in Chicago and know innocent bystanders murdered by gangbangers who were shooting at someone on the sidewalk and hit the bystander in a 2nd floor apartment. The Colorado LE Dept admitted this guy was a hero. Something went wrong, and if I'm going to put the onus of bad judgment (putting that lightly), it goes to LE. This guy made a split second decision to do the right thing, may not have followed proper protocols to announce himself to LE when they approached, and got killed (I didn't say murdered). As conceal carry holders, we support and defend LE, in this situation I am not defending LE and am going to choose the side of the CCL holder. Unless new evidence arises that he seriously compromised himself in this situation, I am defending the CCL holder. In another situation, I might choose the LE's side, but this time I am defending the CCL Holder.
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