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  1. On 10/27/2023 at 9:23 AM, SiliconSorcerer said:

    Fixed magazine pistols: 

    A Volcanic pistol, way cool but not that practical.  Remington also made a magazine pistol, but 32 extra short! 

    I've also seen a 22 which fitted in a fixed chain that looped around, also way cool, might have been a very well made gunsmith special. 


    Wasn't the Volcanic a lever-action? Since its not semiautomatic it wouldn't need to registered regardless of magazine size I believe.

  2. On 10/10/2023 at 11:51 PM, Euler said:

    OTOH the news coverage is giving Florence Gun Shop some nice, free advertising.

    Somewhat OT but who proofread that card before printing? The first item isn't even a valid URL, the Wordpress and Ning URLs shouldn't have www in front of them (Wordpress and Ning will sanitize the link so it works though) and generally using www isn't considered best practice anymore, in fact most people of my generation would call it a "Boomer thing" to use it at all.

  3. On 10/6/2023 at 1:38 PM, Upholder said:

    It is entirely unclear if this is a "Modest Proposal" that is not intended to be acted upon, or if it is an actual plan that the left is working to bring to fruition...


    I think it has to be a Modest Proposal, because it simply couldn't work. If we made a state out of each neighborhood in DC and then passed the proposed amendments, that would set the minimum district size for the House as the population of the smallest neighborhood. I can't find population stats for individual neighborhoods, but if we take the ward with the smallest population (Ward 7, population 77,456) and assume that population is divided equally among its 31 neighborhoods that means a House representative can represent no more than about 2500 people, which would mean the House would need to have 136,000 members to ensure equal-sized districts nationwide. It would also set a similar minimum size for their proportional Senate, assuming each state has to have at least 1 Senator it would mean a 136,000-person Senate as well. 

  4. On 2/15/2023 at 12:07 PM, Flynn said:


    Do reward posters set bad precedent? Do get out of jail plea deals set bad precedent?  Do paid informants set bad precedent?  Do bounties set bad precedent?


    The precedent to snitch for monetary or other gains was established before this country existed, and although one might not agree with this particular incentive it hardly set the precedent.

    Except those rewards come from law enforcement or are put up by family members of the victims. Under the Texas law you sue the person directly. That is a distinct difference.

  5. On 2/12/2023 at 7:03 PM, SiliconSorcerer said:

    My question stays the same what does your local FFL say? i think there are a lot that will say no.  

    IIRC the first case has 4 FFLs listed, the second had about 70, assuming the third had similar numbers chances are your local FFL is not a plaintiff anyway and can't say anything but no.

  6. On 2/12/2023 at 5:45 PM, 2smartby1/2 said:

    Yup, if you are on any of the TRO's, you can buy/sell with anyone else on any of the TRO's. 

    I would also assume a plaintiff can buy non-firearm items (such as magazines) out of state from anyone willing to sell them to you, and bring them back in state.


    Firearms are a different story since an out of state FFL would still have to comply with IL laws, so not being a plaintiff would mean the transfer would be barred, but they could theoretically ship to a plaintiff FFL in state for you to pick it up, again assuming you can find an FFL willing to conduct the sale in the first place.

  7. On 2/10/2023 at 4:41 PM, ragsbo said:

    Marijuana is still illegal per federal government, so until they declare it a legal substance that anyone can use freely; I don't see how the states are getting away with this. 

    The fact that the federal government doesn't have the manpower to enforce its laws without help from the states. Same goes for immigration law, and now gun control laws as more and more states decide they are through helping. 

  8. On 2/10/2023 at 4:36 PM, ragsbo said:

    The WHO does have that power????


    A higher court, or perhaps the same court but not at this point in the case. 


    It may also be that a TRO is not the appropriate relief for non-plaintiffs and an injunction is needed instead? Or maybe those are legalese for the same thing? I don't typically follow state-level cases. 

  9. On 2/10/2023 at 11:59 AM, davel501 said:


    A pistol with a 10.5" barrel is at 29" OAL (extended brace to end of barrel). There aren't a ton of good working options under 26" that would be subject to the ATF insurrection. There may be some 300 blackouts with short enough barrels but the ballistics of 223/556 get really bad as you get shorter. 

    Assuming we are only talking about braced ARs. Other pistols are a different store, I believe a CZ Skorpion with a folding brace comes in at 25.5in. A Micro Draco AK would be even shorter. 

  10. On 2/10/2023 at 9:55 AM, Stuffgeek said:

    Can we even register a brace in IL without being a CCR?

    Then I still have to register the weapon with IL?? What the hey!!!



    Don't quote me on since there was a lot of confusion when it was passed but IIRC you only need a CCR for <26in OAL. <16in barrel with >26in OAL doesn't need CCR.


    In any case I would hope the ATF would take a pending CCR application along with the form 1 and let it play out as long as everything is filed within 120 days. 

  11. On 2/8/2023 at 6:37 AM, Grub said:

    Does anyone have any insight on this? My Local FFL will not transfer any Glock 19 or clone like pistols because they are capable of accepting a higher cap magazine.


    Local farm stores are selling G19s. 


    I cant imagine the larger corporations being on the wrong side of this.


    I would much rather give my business to the local FFL, but this law is so muddy I'm not sure who may be right. 

    The ability to accept a magazine (of any capacity) merely triggers the feature test, which a Glock 19 passes. The gun is legal, magazines over 15 rounds are not.


    (C) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to
        accept a detachable magazine or that may be readily
        modified to accept a detachable magazine, if the firearm
        has one or more of the following:
                (i) a threaded barrel;
                (ii) a second pistol grip or another feature
            capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can
            be held by the non-trigger hand;
                (iii) a shroud attached to the barrel or that
            partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing
            the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger
            hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that
            encloses the barrel;
                (iv) a flash suppressor;
                (v) the capacity to accept a detachable magazine
            at some location outside of the pistol grip; or
                (vi) a buffer tube, arm brace, or other part that
            protrudes horizontally behind the pistol grip and is
            designed or redesigned to allow or facilitate a
            firearm to be fired from the shoulder.


  12. On 2/7/2023 at 5:09 PM, Flynn said:


    Of course they are subjective, although much less so now if the procedures are followed with multiple officers present with bodycams, in the end that observational testing would have to have the same followup blood/urine testing once valid probable cause is established from the observation test.

    I've only had to do sobriety tests twice in my life, but neither time were multiple officers present, I don't think the officer had a body camera either time, and one of them the officer even had me move to the side of his cruiser so I wasn't on the dash cam. No matter what "procedures" are in place officers will find ways to not follow them. 


    And following up with a blood/urine test simply goes back to the my original point about THC concentrations in the blood not being predictive as to level of inebriation for a particular individual. 

  13. On 2/7/2023 at 4:44 PM, Flynn said:

    That is where observational field impairment testing comes into play.

    The tests are subjective and can often be deemed inadmissible in court if standardized procedures aren't followed to the letter. That's why even after conducing a field sobriety test cops will still send you for a blood or breath test.

  14. On 2/7/2023 at 4:09 PM, Euler said:

    The melting point law predates them both, so prosecutors have more choice in how to charge you and the FFL who transferred a ZAMAK firearm to you.

    So it looks like the melting point law only applies to handguns, and not rifles like the Hi-Point Carbine. It also only applies to FFLs manufacturing or selling to non-FFLs, not mere possession by an individual, or to private sales.


         (h) While holding any license as a dealer, importer, 
    manufacturer or pawnbroker under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, manufactures, sells or delivers to any unlicensed person a handgun having a barrel, slide, frame or receiver which is a die casting of zinc alloy or any other nonhomogeneous metal which will melt or deform at a temperature of less than 800 degrees Fahrenheit. For purposes of this paragraph, (1) "firearm" is defined as in the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act; and (2) "handgun" is defined as a firearm designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand, and includes a combination of parts from which such a firearm can be assembled.
  15. On 2/7/2023 at 4:02 PM, JTHunter said:

    For how many years have we been saying that guns and alcohol don't mix?  Alcohol is a mind and mood altering compound and cannabis has similar effects.  The problem is that there is no test in place yet (that I know of) to test a person's level of inebriation.

    Part of that issue is that unlike alcohol a simple % test isn't predictive as to a person's level of inebriation, one person might have a relatively high mg/kg THC level and be perfectly coherent and cognizant, while another could have a fairly low level and be totally out of it.


  16. On 2/7/2023 at 11:07 AM, mikew said:

    I found terms and conditions for firearms sales,
    https://www.campingworld.com/terms-and-condition.html#:~:text=All firearms MUST be picked,and local laws may vary

    Including this gem:

    You understand that the firearm(s) you have purchased will be shipped to your local Gander Outdoors store or to an FFL dealer in the area. The firearm(s) must be paid for using a Credit Card under your name and must be picked up by (you) the purchaser with valid photo identification.


    ie, no cash sales, so you must use a credit card code that says you bought something at a gun store?


    But looking further, I couldn't find any firearms to buy.



    I wouldn't expect Gander to be using the gun store CC code since (I assume) most of their business is non-gun.

  17. On 2/7/2023 at 11:53 AM, Sol-Invictus said:

    I wish pot users could be honest with themselves. There is always a more effective option for every health concern. Just admit you like to get high. To test this just allow THC pills that do not provide a high. 

    We already have that, there are plenty of products that are high in CBD (which doesn't get you high) but contain almost no THC (which does get you high)

  18. On 2/6/2023 at 2:47 PM, jim123 said:

    So if they gave an Indiana area code, nothing happened. Sale went on like normal. Guess that's how they got away with asking where Indiana residents lived without asking for ID...because of illinois people.

    They must changed that policy at some point and would just ask me for ID right away when I bought ammo, then when I show an IL ID ask for the FOID. As such it should come as no surprise they won't sell mags to IL residents.


    I honestly don't think I've bought ammo there since moving to IN 3 years ago so I don't know if they still did ammo that way too.

  19. When I lived in Cook County elections for offices like state rep, state senator, mayor, village trustee, etc were more often than not uncontested. Even US representative might as well have been, the republican candidate typically received little to no support or funding from the party and basically just there because no one else wanted their name on the ballot.

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