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  1. I paid 11 for my foid, then 150 for my ccw class, then 153 to the state for applying for ccl(haven’t been approved yet). But you figure, 311 bucks plus the price of firearms, say 250-300 each for decent budget handguns, plus ammunition. So probably close to $1000 just to do that and probably have their gun rights taken away for life, or at least a long time, and probably a long time to get them back if they ever can.
  2. I was listening to the radio on the way to work today, and they were talking about this, the NRA I guess is involved and said they are going to argue that the way NY's process is clearly violates the 2nd Amendment. So their argument from what I remember was going to be that they need to rule in favor of allowing people the right to bear arms, because otherwise, if you don't uphold the one amendment, then basically you'd weaken the other amendments as well. Can't remember the exact wording, but it seemed to be to that effect.
  3. Whenever I've gone to buy, I've had instant approval. A friend of mine however seems to always get delayed by a few days.
  4. I say don't go looking for trouble. In that situation, call the cops and let them do their thing. Now if the guy is about to kill the lady, maybe you think differently there? Not related to this story, I know I drive in St. Louis traffic a bit, and ppl pass you with no signals, cut ppl off etc. I just set my cruise and go along, if I see where someone is acting weird, I just try to stay away from them. In other words, I just try to keep my nose clean and stay away from people that would do me harm. I don't have a ccw yet, so obviously packing isn't an option, but even if I did, my inclination is that using a ccw weapon is only a last resort where I'm potentially cornered and have no other option, or my family is in danger. I hope that I NEVER EVER have to use that ccw once I get one, but again, it would be only a last resort, seems to be the safest bet all around. For example, that story above, what if the husband had snapped and picked up the guy's gun? That story could have potentially become a triple homicide.
  5. Submitted a new app today. Already had an active foid, so we’ll see how long it takes. Only thing I can see is my wife took my pic and it was more of a shot of abdomen upwards as opposed to shoulders and head only, so hopefully they don’t fuss much over that.
  6. https://ammoseek.com/ Basically a search engine for ammo. I’ve seen prices recently around 18.25 per box. Keep in mind it is going to route you to different retailers, this is basically kind of like a search engine.
  7. Listening to the radio this morning, I think the judge’s opinion was 84 or 94 pages. The guest they had on seemed pretty sure this will land in the Supreme Court. I guess there was another case in Maryland that was similar and went the other way, so they seem to think the Supreme Court will need to decide it.
  8. Heard today however that they are to remove the ban within 30 days. Probably they won’t do that until day 29 or 30.
  9. And for goodness sake, when you aren’t shooting, keep your finger off the trigger unless you know for a FACT that the gun is clear of live rounds and you have double checked by being sure you can’t see a round in the chamber.
  10. Personally, I know some folks who are black, fine people. I believe if you are white, black, whatever color, you have all the rights in the US Constitution. However, I was taught that my rights end where your nose begins. In other words, you have the right to protest and say what you wish, but not to hurry or threaten others. I think black gun owners have the same rights we do, and I think there should be more of them. It would not be a bad idea for all of us to get more training for safety though.
  11. Found the link again. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/armed-black-supremacists-tulsa-will-come-time-will-kill-everything-white-sight-video/
  12. By the way, please note, I didn’t intend to imply that all African Americans are racist or feel the way I described above. I imagine some people have extreme beliefs just like people who are kkk members who are white for example.
  13. I saw something claiming one of the guys at the rally supposedly was claiming the time would come when they would kill anything white that moved. I’m all for everyone having access to the 2nd amendment. However, don’t threaten people. My opinion, they need to remember the thousands and thousands of men on the union side from the civil war who died so they could have a chance for freedom. I’m no better than anyone in the least, but my family and I have had to work for what we have. I know what it’s like to have to work extra to make ends meet because I’ve been there. I will say however, I can see how people who feel like they don’t have much would feel like the system is against them. Sometimes in this country it does feel like politicians do whatever they want, and that people who are rich keep getting richer, and that for the common people to get ahead is harder. I’m not one of those people but if I’m trying to see both sides I could see why people feel that way. However, if I look back, most of my issues including financially were a result of my own mistakes. It seems like instead of taking responsibility these days people want to point fingers at others instead of taking care of their own house. The promise of America isn’t that you will succeed, it is that you are given a chance to succeed. People forget that sometimes.
  14. Ah, thanks for pointing it out. But to the person above, I think this was the us Supreme Court. Feel free to close this thread.
  15. https://m.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/supreme-court-unanimously-rebuffs-biden-administration-on-warrantless-searches-for-handguns_3818753.html?fbclid=IwAR0u4ACEQ_2cgpVxNhns65jQXJlpF5mHcdemxE3HzeNMjZO5CwNJhu-4Q8M?v=ul
  16. In other news.... https://www.wandtv.com/news/il-judges-case-ruling-calls-state-foid-card-law-unconstitutional/article_d73455ee-a793-11eb-a39c-eb6822b610fe.html
  17. Even if Biden didn't step down, lets face it, are we really expecting that? But if the states fix their election systems, and republicans get the house and maybe even the senate back, but even just the house, they could trip Biden/Harris up until they got out of office.
  18. I wouldn't get my hopes up. This is just Kabuki theater done by our local RINObpulicans. I wouldn't get my hopes up. This is just Kabuki theater done by our local RINObpulicans. You may very well be right. However I was just reading a few minutes ago, some of the mainstream outlets are already trying to discredit the company doing the audit because they don’t have experience with elections and that the owner was a trump supporter if I remember what I read correctly. But the fact that democrats have already filed lawsuits there and the fact they’ve sent lawyers, I think 73 was the number I heard that they sent down there? Part of me thinks if people aren’t concerned, then let them audit to their heart’s content since they wouldn’t find enough data to be concerned with. Just seems like people who had things to hide would be the only ones making as much noise as they are.
  19. Well you see right now Arizona is doing a forensic audit of the election. I think I heard New Hampshire was going to do a similar move. As a what if, what if these 2 areas complete the audits and find that the elections were very...inaccurate. One could speculate that other states may begin checking and take steps to reform their elections going forward.
  20. The news about Senators not being on board with court packing is good. Also, this is out today. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-gain-house-seats-new-york-california-losers Keep in mind, the democrats only control the house by what about 7-8 seats? If the elections are anywhere near fair in 22, things could be looking up. Regardless if Republicans were to get the Senate, even if they got the house, they could Hamstring Biden/Harris. The only thing would be is whether or not people moving out of democratic states would leave their politics.
  21. Speaking of Manchin, I think I saw where he said he wanted a more targeted infrastructure package. Oh well.
  22. I understand. Our church is the reason I stay. My wife’s family is why she wants to stay. We work in Missouri so at least I get cheap gas etc there. Sometimes moving sounds like a good idea. I love the area we are in though, small conservative town. IE democrats, but moderate democrats who I think voted mostly republicans in last election in the local area.
  23. Ah, that makes sense, and if you have conservative majority before any action to try to expand the court, go ahead and take the case maybe? Hopefully it goes favorably.
  24. Btw, even though I made the comment regarding permits above, not to say that training is not important. In my opinion, if you are going to carry, it's definitely a good idea to get some training or at the very least spend a few hours at the range so you know how to shoot accurately and how your firearm works. I wish that Illinois weren't so annoying in regards to getting a ccw as far as cost, wait etc. My parents in Ohio got their ccw a while back and it only took I think a week and picking it up from the county sheriff. As far as the case though, if they would rule favorably, then I guess we need them to look at magazine bans as to if they feel those are legal. I know how everyone here feels, but you know it's something that will be coming up considering congress these days.
  25. Would love to see all permits be made unconstitutional but don’t see that happening...
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