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  1. I can tell you that downstate more ads are starting to run asking how much worse does the state have to get?
  2. Another thing to consider is this. Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld Beats Stephen Colbert To Claim Title As Ratings King Of Late Night (forbes.com) I know this sounds silly, but consider how long Colbert has been out there and suddenly a conservative talk show host has higher ratings. It gives you a clue what people are actually listening to.
  3. One interesting thing to remember about your statement about dems trying to prop up pro Trump people because they think they’ll be easier to beat.. When Trump ran the first time, remember how they made fun of him and how they thought Trump was stupid and could not win. Look where their arrogance got them. Now they’ve got in Trump a political enemy that if he were ever to regain office he’d be out to clean house, I think they know this and why they are fighting so hard. I’m just saying they made a mistake before underestimating opponents, propping up the pro Trump candidates could prove to not have been a good political move.
  4. Oh I’m sure they do. But they are probably also thinking up anything to buy votes come November. Think about it this way, if you were one of the people who though all or part of your school loan would be forgiven, then a court case would say the administration can’t do that, if I were someone without morals or conviction and I wanted to buy votes, then I’d probably be saying see the republicans don’t want you to have a better life and try to project that republicans were simply out to step on the little people. I don’t feel that way, but just thinking through if I were on the other side, that reasoning makes sense because then you didn’t give up the money but you still get to attack your opponents.
  5. Just like the school loans. Which I heard a very interesting take on that today. The radio host made the comment, could it be they trotted out the idea of forgiving 10,000 in school loans, knowing that idea will be struck down in court, then use that to bash republicans to say how mean and hateful republicans are for not wanting to help with school loans.
  6. Personally I think scotus should be in charge of the doj or at least the federal marshals to where if politicians introduce bills that are against the court’s rulings then they would have a way to enforce.
  7. Over in a couple of areas. Most of the others are in the 3.50 or so range. What’s wild, in one area it’s that price, 5-10 miles it’s 3.49-3.59. It helps that my little car gets almost 40mpg. I think I’m at 39.9mpg at the moment.
  8. And you don’t have to stop again for gas either lol. Of course I try not to buy much in this state if I can help it. I paid 3.22 a gallon today, then saw it for 3.12 after I’d already filled up. My local area is still over 4 bucks a gallon.
  9. As I said, easiest thing, avoid the rest stops, go to private gas station. Probably cleaner anyway and you don't have to worry about the carry issue.
  10. In my mind, if you are old enough to potentially be drafted, old enough to vote, you are old enough to own a gun, even drink or smoke. Now that said, I do not drink or smoke, I speak as a Christian who typically leans conservative, but if the law says you are an adult, you should be an adult period. If that number needs to be changed, fine change it to 22 across the board for example. The 2nd ammendment is not a 2nd class right. However, it should be remembered that probably back in the revolutionary war days, many times people probably grew up in more rural environments, so boys likely grew up shooting/hunting a good portion of the time to have food and to survive. Today is different. I say if perhaps what needs to happen, do something along the lines of teach a course in schools in everyone's sophomore or junior year. Make it a requirement for graduation, about gun safety. I know I'm going to sound overly conservative as well, but as someone who is into computers and video games, on video games for example, some of the newer ones are way too far out there. I am in my 40's and have played video games since I was a kid. As someone who likes video games that have action, some of the newer ones with the excess amounts of blood, gore, profanity are too far over the top in my mind. Keep in mind I have played a lot of these games, and some of the ones the last few years I won't play. Some of them just glorify killing and blood way too much. I realize there is supposed to be artistic freedom and I get that, but maybe on the ratings there should be incentives for parents not to buy the most violent ones for their 12 year old kids for example who may not understand and are impressionable. Not sure where you draw the line, but there has to be a balance, as some people seem to not value human life anymore which is sad for our society.
  11. You probably had a lot of people like me who didn’t have a foid before 2020, so buying wasn’t as easy since it could take a while to get that. I remember looking at websites like buds, etc and seeing how much they were out of stock.
  12. Actually the place I usually go is a small range in a town of about 1000 or so. The owner is a younger guy but nice and easy to deal with.
  13. I will say I love my parents, wonderful people. We met them for a trip out of state recently. Dad got me started on guns a bit, but their carrying habits vs mine I don't agree with. When we went down there, if I had to leave my gun, it was in a safe in the trunk, secured to the arm of the trunk and locked. So if someone wanted that gun they'd have to know it was there, break in the trunk and either drill into the box, cut the steel cable, or cut the trunk arm to get it. My parents live in another state, not Illinois. But they carry with empty chamber, tend to leave the guns in the console or the seat back pocket. Just don't get it. I even bought them a car safe which I don't think gets used. Another story, so we met them, went to the local walmart, this was still out of state, but according to my uscca app and everything I'd seen, I was fine to carry, so life was good. Dad sat in the car, my wife, myself and my mom walk in the walmart in the other state we were in at the time. Lot of people just standing around though. Didn't seem like a bad area. I get out of there and saw a suspicious looking guy in a truck with music blaring, circling the parking lot. Dad had actually gotten his gun a bit closer to him. This was in the evening, apparently the guy had circled the lot 3-4 times already. I must have gotten the same vibe my dad did, dad is in his 60s and uses a handicap sticker a lot of the time now. Anyway, I'm sort of watching the dude, and as soon as we all piled into the car, he decided it was a good time to take off and left the lot. Don't know if he thought dad was an easy target or something, but just found the situation suspicious when we come out and get in the car he split.
  14. Or the other fix is hold it until the next gas station where you don't have to worry. To be honest many of the rest stops seem a bit shady anyway so I'd rather not stop at them to begin with.
  15. Found this article in relation. Nearly 300 southern Illinoisans have to give up their firearms after gun rights revoked (msn.com)
  16. For a little more might look at this. https://www.extarusa.com/ Guy at work (I work in Missouri) has one and loves it. He said his Bro in law is an mp and took his apart down to the atoms as he put it and said he was pretty impressed. The Bro in law apparently owns one now. If you look on YouTube a channel called honest outlaw did a review a few days ago. I think he said he’s got 3000-4000 rounds through it and likes it.
  17. My parents are recently retired and taking a road trip. They stopped to see some friends in North Carolina and said one guy was telling them about his shop where almost all he does is weld a plate over catalytic converters to keep people from being able to steal them. Also saw a news article saying Hyundai and Kia’s are getting targeted to be stolen. So the club, the locking anti theft clubs that go on your steering wheel that is, are making a comeback.
  18. Thanks for the link. Very interesting. I like my hellcat but may have look close at other options in the future. Interesting that they have exemptions for big box stores.
  19. Does anyone have a link to what they actually did? I guess whatever Springfield did was before my time here. When my wife and I were younger, I didn't keep a gun in the house. Guess I never felt unsafe if that makes sense. All the riots in 2020 is what got me into guns/self defense. Sure my family in Ohio always had guns in the house, dad had shotguns for hunting and a handgun or two, but when my wife and I first were married, just never really a thought to be honest. Glad I'm not that way now.
  20. I think it comes down to if you like the gun and can live with whatever may have happened, then buy it. I will say my hellcat is not a bad gun, and I ended up getting the promotion they had with extra mags and a range bag which made it a good value imo.
  21. illinois_buckeye

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    https://www.extarusa.com/ Guy at work has one of these and likes it. He says his brother in law I think is an mp and took it completely apart and was impressed and purchased one. Takes Glock mags. Think I’m going to pay off a few bills and start saving.
  22. illinois_buckeye

    Gun prices

    I suppose you could get a high point, but for the g2c or g3c, they are guns that really seem more expensive than what they actually cost. They aren’t perfect but they seem reliable. The g3c takes Glock sights to. If I had to get a high point I would, but if you have the extra I’d much prefer one of those.
  23. illinois_buckeye

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    If you want a nice chai entry level firearm on a budget I’d look at this. https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/126393/taurus+g3c+9mm+12+1 i have a black one with the stainless steel slide and it’s very nice. It feels like a higher quality gun than it is, and a company called lakeline llc makes some decent upgrade parts such as a stainless steel guide rod and stainless steel striker guide if you want to upgrade those. But it runs pretty good stock. Some have a time running hollow points. Mine does, but I’ve only got 100 rounds through it so that may fix itself as I shoot it. Although polishing the feed ramp could resolve that. Truth be told if you are really on a budget, I’m looking at this one or similar. https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/415007301/taurus+g2c+9mm+pistol+12rd+brn I had a black one as my first hand gun. Probably had 1000 rounds through it before I traded it. Truth be told I probably should have kept it. It was pretty reliable and worked well. Not as many sight upgrades as the g3c, and the g3c has a better trigger. But for the money, if that’s what I had I’d definitely carry it. In fact I qualified for my ccl with the one I had and hit 30 of 30 with it.
  24. Can’t confirm that but it’s a nice gun. Sometimes mine has a hard time chambering hollow points but on the other hand I’ve only got just over 100 rounds through it so it may break in more as I shoot. Feeds fmj fine though. Might be something that would work out if I just polish the feed ramp, but I’ll probably see how it acts once I’ve got 300-400 through it.
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