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  1. Regardless of your location: 1. it is legal to purchase ammunition from a local FFL. 2. it is legal to purchase ammunition from an out-of-state FFL How would it not be legal to purchase ammunition from one FFL and accept delivery from another FFL, since that same type of transaction with firearms occurs multiple times every single day. The restriction on delivery to the address on your DL or FOID is designed primarily to prevent non-FOID holders from improperly gaining access to ammunition. FFLs are under obligation to verify that the person receiving the delivery actually has a FOID. And since delivery to a local FFL is not intended to circumvent the FOID law, but to comply with corporate policies that themselves do not comply with Illinois state law, it would be absurd to hold that this kind of delivery is improper or illegal.
  2. Shipping FFL to FFL is permitted, but shipping FFL to customer MUST be to the address on your FOID or DL. FFL to FFL ammo shipments are treated the same as firearm shipments. You, as the customer, are getting the ammo shipment from the receiving FFL, not the ammo seller. All governed by ATF regs, not Illinois requirements.
  3. From the Freedom Munitions website today: (July 18, 2016) under the heading of Terms and Conditions, subhead Restrictions: ILLINOIS CUSTOMERS: Must have current copy of FOID card and State Photo Identification, No sales of ammunition and/or magazines to the City of Chicago.
  4. Just confirming that Freedom Munitions will sell and ship to Chicago addresses - got my latest delivery yesterday (4/29/2016). Once they take your online order, you'll get an email from the sales department asking you to upload your driver's license and your FOID to your account info.
  5. In the 80's, when everyone was frantic about AIDS, there were proposed plans to quarantine these patients to prevent the spread of the disease. That ended pretty quickly when the the brains at CDC realized it would do nothing but drive the victims underground. The current law does exactly the same thing - keeping people who need help from getting it. Fits with the VA restricting the rights of veterans because they need help managing their finances.
  6. They were some of the first people I contacted and were very friendly, said they would review the law with their lawyer. I'll definitely add them once their website has been updated. As of today, the website has the correct information.
  7. That law hasn't been on the books for years. Me, too. I spent a few minutes in live chat with CSR, and everything he came back with on restrictions was wrong. The only part of his reply that I resented was his statement that the legal dept "constantly reviews" the laws. Obviously, they don't.
  8. I've been working on the House contact information, and one of the people I spoke with mentioned that the phone system in the Stratton Office Building is being switched, and the numbers may be unreliable. They just got some of the new members office numbers up on the directory, and virtually no district office numbers are listed. Feel free to pm me with updates including email addresses, district office phone numbers/fax numbers, Springfield fax numbers. I'll add them to the database. Thanks in advance for helping.
  9. Much like "But Rabbit, I wasn't going to eat it - I was just going to taste it." - Pooh Bear or " We had to destroy the village in order to save the village" - Major Booris on the destruction of Ben Tre, Viet Nam
  10. Vehicle safe harbor provision applies, so you're good. And no need for it to be unloaded. The major concern, to my mind, is the security of the firearm IN the car while you are away. Lots of incidences of cars in airport parking lots being broken into while the owner is off in the wild blue yonder. Stop, disarm, and secure your firearm BEFORE you get to the airport so no one can observe you doing that.
  11. Rock Island Arsenal is definitely a Federal GFZ, and as a military installation is governed by their own rules, not Illinois law. There are also a number of local gun shops in the area. Maybe you could give one of them a call and see if you could "park" your firearm with them while you are on the military installation? Maybe have it "checked by the gunsmith" while you are at the Arsenal?
  12. You should have known - we're all on double secret probation!
  13. I'm not Molly, but I'll give you my opinion anyway...the prime determinant of whether or not it is a GFZ is ownership. If the county fair is held at the county-owned fairgrounds (as in most states and counties), then it falls under the "under the control of local government" provisions, and the question of special use or special event permits does not apply. If the location of the county fair is not governmentally owned, then you have to consider the permits.
  14. I believe NRA T&E would disagree with your assessment. If prior credit is bring claimed, it doesn't matter when it was completed or who taught it. It's 8 hours prior verified and 8 CCL hours taught. NRA Basic Pistol is not concealed carry curriculum. It is an approved replacement for part of the 16 hrs requirement. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk +1 I see CLIC as a second 8 hour curriculum. I do not recall BP being part of CLIC, nor do I recall seeing a curriculum ID issued to Basic Pistol. I see the problem. I made the assumption that you had your own curriculum! If you do not have your own curriculum #, then you are stuck with VERIFYING 8 hours for Basic Pistol (even though you provided the instruction) because you don't have a number that includes it (you are right, there is no number for BP on it's own, and there could not be. It doesn't include everything you need to meet the state requirements). Then you have to add another curriculum (like CLIC) for the second 8 hours. If you have your own curriculum number, you can include BP as the first day of that curriculum, removing the need for keeping the BP cert for state purposes.
  15. If you teach NRA BP as day one, you will have provided 16 hours of instruction at the end of day two, NOT certifying 8 hours (NRA BP) and then providing 8 hours of instruction, no need to keep a BP certificate. If you ACCEPT NRA BP (that you did not teach), then you are certifying 8 hours and providing 8 hours, and need the BP certificate.
  16. Ooh. Be careful with this: "public right of way" is generally used in reference to roads and highways. Given the typical Chicago politician/police officer/Cook County Sheriff's views on this subject, I would be afraid of becoming a test case. This ^ The lakefront park system consists of a series of city parks (one of the 23 categories of prohibited places) that are joined. The beachfront access is part of the parks, as are the pedestrian paths and bikeways. While there are streets that pass through the parks at various points, and there are driveways that lead to and from parking areas, there are no public rights of way IN the parks. As a practical example look at the "Park Closes at..." signs, which indicate that public presence is prohibited between certain hours. Not possible on a public right of way.
  17. I believe that's referred to as "magical thinking", or "insanity".
  18. The only public access to Lake Michigan in the City of Chicago is through property controlled by the Chicago Park District. Even the paved lakefront between North Avenue and Millenium Park is part of the Park District. Navy Pier is controlled by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, a municipal corporation, and carry is banned as governmental property and as an amusement park. The Lakefront Bike Trail would seem to be ok as it originates as a continuous designated trail outside the park system on both ends. Stopping to use the restrooms (or dismounting and leaving your bike for any reason) would put you in violation, so leave the park for that purpose.
  19. Just to narrow it down, here it is uploaded off site, see if this works... If so it's obviously an issue with the forum... http://tinyurl.com/ptyo48y Also try right clicking and save as... This works both left click (opens to a new window) and right click save. The other links will sometimes stay at 0 d/l or start the d/l and stop and different points along the way. That did it!
  20. Works for me. Doesn't work for me, either. I get an error message from both Adobe Reader and Preview (Mac application) saying the file is damaged.
  21. I have seen a $.30 (and more) difference between some of the Sam's Club gas stations and the best local prices, per the app GasBuddy. Unless a Sam's is just down the road (like on North Ave in Melrose Park/Northlake), Costco isn't as good a buy.
  22. I carried all over Springfield March 4-6th - all the restaurants, gas stations, shopping. Yes, the list is extensive and burdensome but let's not mislead folks into thinking they cannot carry anywhere. Keep in mind the moms and dads in urban areas can now carry while taking their kids to and from school, passing through dangerous gang territory. People all over the state can carry all day long without finding themselves in a no carry zone. But we will keep in mind and keep warning everyone that "gun-free zones are killing zones". This gives a new meaning to Mayor Emanuel's "Safe Passage Zones".
  23. I'm sorry but anything that you buy in a store and has a tax stamp is simply NOT moonshine, no matter what they call it. It's not half as good if you don't have the prospect of arrest and sudden blindness.
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