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  1. I moved to IL from the northeast and I need to buy a house in 10 months, I'm going to IN because I don't want to get used to paying the insane property taxes. I figure with the money I'll save per month with everything else in my life staying the same I'll always have a brand new car. Less than 2 minutes ago I was thinking "I wonder if there is a www.illinoiscarry.com & MollyB equivalent out there somewhere for IN". I'm off to look up the process right now.... can't wait to buy a full auto I already have the cash saved up for it.
  2. Don't take this the wrong way but how the heck did you give THEM that ultimatum? Like what were they going to say "no we don't agree with that we want our DUI back", seems like they could have just said "well it is what it is you got the DUI not us".
  3. I wouldn't know the answer but it just "feels" like you're walking that fine line. It's not like you're leaving your house and within that very same day you're going to a store/range or some other place to use the firearm then you'll be back to your registered mailing address before the next calendar day which makes me feel like you're CCL'ing. Also, you're going to Cook county which is pretty darn strict. If you're stopped or end up using your firearm in any way and it's been out of your home address for any length of days with no CCL I feel like it can only end bad. Just thinking out loud tho you do you... It's not even like you can say "I don't have a CCL but my friend does so I was leaving the firearms with him", he doesn't even have a FOID!
  4. You'd be surprised how "human" the board really is, I truly get the feeling they realize we are all people, everyone is unique and things happen. While yeah they aren't going to turn over and allow a Charles Manson a CCL they read into your letter and; from what it feels like.... they SEEM to be forgiving. I just always pictured them over the top black and white and they were always and only looking for that 1 needle in a haystack reason to permanently ban you. Just be honest, don't like and explain yourself. The board probably hears from so many people who lie and try to b.s. their way to a license that they can smell it a mile away ya know.
  5. Wow, I remember you post talk about blast from the past. All too often people don't stick with it and just throw the towel in walking away and giving up I'm glad you stuck with it! Every time you drink, someone's about to get confrontational and stuff like that happens you'll always be thinking "yeah yeah yeah I'm not even gonna bother....last thing I need is to lose this damn license".
  6. I would look up any posts with DUI or OUI by user MollyB, a literal wealth of information along with step by step over the top detailed instructions.
  7. On a side note.... why did you even bother to get a MMC in the first place? Did you not realize how much of a pain in the neck it would be to have a MMC & license to carry or did you know but still get one because you need it for work reasons or something like that? Just seems like a headache every step along the way but who knows, maybe you already have 250 firearms and no longer need to show @ dealers?
  8. https://uscca.swoogo.com/WSCC Kinda funny, I am a member of USCCA and I took my concealed carry class at the exact place where they're holding this seminar. Typically I wouldn't even waste the money but it's only $10.00 and I never ever leave the house anymore. I need to shower, get out of the house and talk to some people. Maybe I'll see one you there it'd be really nice to make a new friend or two!!
  9. Being in Cook county doesn't make the process any longer as long as they don't "DART" you, it's just a lengthy process but things are heading in the downward direction for processing times. https://isp.illinois.gov/Foid
  10. This is really helpful, I am reading it now and also bookmarked it. Thank you. I may going really far off on a tangent here but can they use the method you provided in your link to pass a federal budget law of some sort with the condition of gun control being something is a byproduct? This way they hide the gun control as just a sub section of dealing with the budget? I ask because I've always heard of gun control being a subset of a law being passed and the 2A stuff being hidden. I know I am likely incorrect but I was just thinking of some weird against the norm method. BTW - I posted this same question on Reddit and the following was one of the answers. It may be common knowledge to many of you but I'd like to post it just incase there is another person like myself with limited (but growing) knowledge of the matter: ********************* Under current Senate rules, most legislation must have 60 Senate votes in order to pass. The minority can use the filibuster to prevent anything with less from proceeding. There are a few implications of Dems having Senate control. When a bill is submitted in the Senate, its first stop is a Senate committee. When the GOP controls the Senate, they control the committees, and can kill a bill without it ever hearing a full vote on the Senate floor. Dems can now force Republicans to kill bills in the light of day rather than in committee. Not really that big of a deal but it's a negative. They could also vote to change the rules to eliminate the filibuster. At present, it doesn't appear that they have the votes to do this. They would need every Democrat and Independent on board, and right now they don't have it. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been adamant that he would not support it. There are a few others who have opposed it in less recent and emphatic terms than he has, but they seem like they are probably at least a few votes shy. There's one piece of gun control legislation that I think you could see passing - The Manchin-Toomey background check law. It's a Manchin pet project, has some Republican support, and is broadly popular. Senate Republicans might throw Manchin a bone on that one. It would prohibit off-paper private sales at gun shows and through classified ads. Aside from that I don't see them passing anything unless some seats change hands. Come 2022 the GOP has the edge to take the House and has cause for optimism for taking back the Senate. If they take either chamber then gun control is off the table again.
  11. The way you explained things is how I view just about everything in my daily life. I try to take a step back, look in from the outside and try to consider everything before and everything after so as to not get overly hyped. I just wish I knew more about the political system, every time I think I have a grasp I just learn a new way to work around what I thought were simple black and white rules. There seems to be alot of grey area when it comes to this stuff. The whole 50 votes & 60 votes stuff will make for good research this morning.
  12. This is what really grabs my interest. I am going to do some reading on how that sort of thing would work. Is there a term for that kind of thing, like where 1 party has all 3 positions of power but they still run into issues trying to pass laws? It's nice to know that there are some sort of small level of checks and balances in place. It makes sense because 1 party has had all 3 positions of power in the past and why didn't they just go crazy back then? I understand the concept and theory of things but when it comes to the detailed specifics I just don't know that level of in depth knowledge. I'm not sure myself, just something I've read. Is it true that Democrats would be a little worried about doing away with the filliibuster thing and packing the courts because if they do it would benefit the republicans when the tables are turned and it would also feed into the idea that the Dem's are power hungry, can't be trusted and willing to do anything to seize power and hold onto it etc? I'm not sure myself, just something I've read.
  13. I know alot of 2A hopes were hinging on holding onto majority in either the House or Senate, which didn't happen. I am aware that Democrats have the POTUS chair, Senate and House and in a sense, Republicans sort of have some sway in the Supreme Court. As an average person without alot of in-depth knowledge of politics, I am honest to goodness losing sleep over the ordeal expecting Biden to be able to pass anything he can dream up with 0 opposition but then I read a good amount of posts explaining several options that we may still have that provide a chance of life here. Stuff about filibusters, Democrats would need several Republicans to side with them (why is this), several Democrats that may not go along with their party and a few other ideas. Is there any truth to these things I hear, is the 2A fight not just as simple as "Democrats have the big chair, Senate & House so everything is hopeless"?
  14. Wow, what a process but good on you for actually going the extra mile to square this away. So often do people just throw in the towel and not even bother, sure it sucks having the card yanked for however long it takes to get it fixed but you'd think giving the card up for the rest of your life would motivate everyone else.
  15. Is the medical card enough to ban FFL transactions for your entire life or is it just "x" amount of years after you last registered for a medical card? Pot is legal in this state. If you decide to go that route just don't get a card, buy it on the side like everyone else and there will be no tracks left behind. The only thing I can think of is if you were tested for pot in work you could have a better chance of keeping your job because you are legally allowed to have pot. Even with the card, the stuff in the legit stores is still so expensive. It's not 3x as expensive, I feel like the card brings the price down to 2x so it can't be for the cost savings. ahha
  16. This may be unrelated but... Why do you even bother with the MMC card if you can't buy from a FFL dealer and pot is already legal in this state? Even if you got stopped after you purchased pot from Joe Blow without a medical card you wont have any issues with Johnny Law? Just trying to understand the mindset of a card holder.
  17. The only thing I can think of is something like 30+ mph over the limit on the highway, road rage, driving to endanger or stuff like that.... something more dangerous than mild speeding. Driving stuff isn't really ever a felony but there is a huge spectrum of offenses ranging from running a red light vs driving 120 mph without a license, insurance or registration. Everything would still be a misdemeanor. Everything I do in life is all catered to being a decent human being but it's always in the back of my mind 24/7 "don't wanna get in trouble and lose my 2A rights". We truly are held to a higher standard and rightfully so but I know there are some sneaky issues that will get your FOID/CCL yanked.
  18. I know it's a personal issue but what kind of traffic related issue....if you don't mind explaining. If you DO mind just say so and not big deal, I didn't mean to pry. I'm just kind of nervous as to what kind of trivial traffic related nonsense can get my license yanked.
  19. I entered my birthday in the normal format, I don't know how you people are getting a different format.
  20. It took me 7 days to receive the physical card. You should definitely be receiving it anyway now.
  21. I applied and received my FOID & CCL at the same time, during the "disaster" period and even my FOID & CCL have "COVID-19" as an expiration date on the website BUT my card actually says "Expires: 09-30-2025". Not a big deal but since I have a new FOID & CCL I would think it'd just show the 5 years date, it's not like I was renewing. I wonder if my card has 9/30/25 as an expiration date but if the date will change depending on when the "disaster" period is lifted???
  22. I really despise Mitel.... mainly because I don't know the platform. I have worked on Norstar, Nortel, Avaya IP Office and now a massive Avaya CM system alot with all different types of recording systems, mostly NICE though. I'm only 38 but I feel like user GUI's are great but the test of a true "phone guy" is navigating an entire PBX via command line like Nortel & Avaya CM but everyone says it's just self inflicted pain. I won't go off topic anymore though! haha
  23. Umm, the wording of that makes it sound like once the "disaster" is over you get your 18 months STARTING from that point in time. So if the disaster last 6 months you are safe during those 6 months and after the disaster ends you are safe for an additional 18 months. It's probably to give the ISP time to catch up with everything without being sued because they took too long and something happened to someone.
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