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Lou

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  1. Sure you can. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.
  2. Nobody in their right mind actually believes this will have any effect on reducing gang violence. The ACTUAL purpose is so the the politicians can claim they “did something.”
  3. Lou

    Project Farm tests CLPs

    I've been using Break Free for years. I guess I'll just stick with it for years.
  4. progressive definition of free = I don't have to pay! Actual definition of free = taxpayer funded.
  5. I guess I’m trying to make sense of stats that do not compare apples to apples. I forget this is Illinois where not everything makes sense. I’ll just accept whatever number the FBI deem to be reliable and be happy. Thanks for all your hard work. It is appreciated.
  6. The ISRA came out today with a request for slips for only 2 of these.
  7. Is the “permit recheck” column that started in 2016 the nightly FOID checks? Does that column appear on other states too?
  8. Just to test it I just put in another order with a different name and an apt number and this was the USPS response: “At-home COVID-19 tests have already been ordered for this address. Our records show that at-home COVID-19 tests have already been ordered for this address. We are unable to process duplicate orders for the same address.” Going to the FAQ page for this error will give you this : “We apologize; only 1 order of 4 individual at-home tests can be placed for each residential address regardless of the number of residents in the household. Please check with others in the household to determine if someone else placed an order. Once someone has successfully placed an order for a valid residential address, orders cannot be submitted again for that address. This increases the opportunity for others to access these free tests.”
  9. My impression was that the background checks IL runs every night on FOID card holders are counted and skew this table.
  10. The Biden administration just put up the website to order your “ free” (taxpayer funded) COVID-19 test kits through the USPS. With typical government efficiency it is limited to one order per residential address. This means that if you live in a high rise apartment building or condo only the first order from that address gets accepted. Hopefully they will realize their error and fix it soon….. hopefully. How typical of the Biden administration. https://special.usps.com/testkits
  11. Yup. Those are the ones. I remember the look on my Rep’s face when she read it.
  12. I remember making up tons of tongue depressors with the advice on them and passing them out to legislators at IGOLD one year.
  13. Give BAT Arms out in Plano a call. I know he does custom machining
  14. I guess that’s kinda like wearing suspenders and a belt - just in case.
  15. https://gvpaction.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/GPAC_ReportCard_Pamphlet_11.14.21-FINAL.pdf Heres a scorecard from the Rabid anti-gun zealots. “The Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee (GVPAction) is proud to release its inaugural Gun Safety Report Card for 2021. The legislation in the Gun Safety Report Card is the culmination of the work of survivors, public supporters, and gun safety champions who advocated tirelessly for laws that will keep children, families, and communities safe from gun violence”
  16. I’ve been with PNC for years and have been very happy with their customer service. I’ve never seen a no guns sign at any branch.
  17. The wife and I are looking out of state too. It will probably be within the next 6-9 months. My one brother moved to Tennessee last year.
  18. ILLINOIS STATE POLICE TO INTRODUCE FOID KIOSKS Springfield, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) Firearms Services Bureau (FSB) announces another option for customers without access to online devices (computer, smart phone or tablet) to apply for and update FOID cards. Customers can now utilize FOID Kiosks at three ISP facilities across the state. Current locations and hours of service include: Northern IL Illinois State Police District 5, 16648 Broadway St, Lockport, IL 60441 Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central IL Illinois State Police Central Headquarters, 801 S 7th St, Springfield, IL 62703 Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Southern IL Illinois State Police District 13, 1391 S Washington St, Du Quoin, IL 62832 Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. All hours are subject to change. The FSB Kiosk system is set up to offer Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) application assistance only. The following is a list of services these kiosks provide: • Assistance with submitting name/address changes, renewals and new applications online • Taking a photo and uploading it to the application • Assistance with correcting rejected applications • A publicly accessible computer will be available to complete online applications and make updates to existing accounts. • Due to the extended time it takes for Kiosk representatives to assist people with submitting applications online, customers may be asked to return at a different time Other FOID and Conceal Carry License (CCL) Customer Assistance Options: • Login Assistance requests including registration approval, existing user ID recovery and password reset assistance should be sent to ISP.askFOIDandCCL@illinois.gov. Please provide us with as much information about yourself as possible, including your name, date of birth, address, FOID/CCL number, etc. in your email. • When checking the status of an application, customers should continue visiting the website or using the automated phone system. Customers can also find the average processing times for new applications on the website and through the phone system. If your application is "under review," please allow additional processing time. For an expanded version of the processing time frames please visit Firearms Services (illinois.gov). For additional information related to FOID and CCL processing, please visit https://isp.illinois.gov/Foid/Statistics. • For information related to Revoked FOID Cards and CCLs and Denied FOID cards and CCL applications, customers should visit the Office of Firearms Safety website at https://isp.illinois.gov/FirearmsSafety for further information, including required forms and checklists, about the appeal process. o Representatives from the Office of Firearms Safety will NOT be available at the Kiosks to assist customers with their revoked cards and denied applications. Customers will need to contact the Office of Firearms Safety ISP.askFOIDandCCL@illinois.gov. Finally, the Firearms Services Bureau has reduced the FOID backlog by 89 percent for renewals and 75 percent for new applications since last year. “This is a continuation of our efforts to streamline the application and renewal process of FOID Cards through the Office of Firearms Safety. We are dedicated to stay this course,” stated Illinois State Police Director Brendan F. Kelly.
  19. https://www.wifr.com/2021/12/10/illinois-state-police-discuss-foid-system-problems-solutions-since-2019/ CHICAGO (WGEM) - Illinois State Police have accepted and started to implement recommendations from the auditor general to improve the FOID system. ISP Director Brendan Kelly answered questions Thursday from the Legislative Audit Commission and explained how the Firearms Services Bureau has adapted. As recently as 2018 and 2019, the system required manual verification. State Police agreed this had to change, and a separate assessment in March 2020 found 72 opportunities to improve. The Gray TV Illinois Capitol Bureau sat down with Auditor General Frank Mautino in September to talk about the issues his team found. Mautino suggested that the Firearms Services Bureau should minimize overlapping of work on applications to improve efficiency. Kelly said Thursday that those recommendations were approved, developed, and implemented, leading to a significant drop in the FOID renewal application backlog. State Police reported on Dec. 6 that the bureau is processing FOID renewals in 38 calendar days. The director told lawmakers that the COVID-19 pandemic “broke the camel’s back” in terms of how the FOID system worked. Kelly claimed the inefficiencies had been built into the system over time and State Police were told to speed up their response time in 2019. Many firearm specialty analysts left their jobs because of burnout from constant overtime shifts and the growing demand for FOID cards. Kelly said ISP has hired more personnel thanks to additional funding in recent state budgets. However, there are still issues to address. Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) says the FOID application website doesn’t work properly. He calls the data and outdated technology atrocious.
  20. https://jgsales.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6edb1e07e47a7c211605f3070&id=9143d26037&e=c35a8673cf J&G Sales is asking $999.95
  21. North Side concealed carry holder fatally shoots would-be car-part thief, second man runs off: Chicago police By KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS A 25-year-old man was fatally shot late Wednesday when a North Side resident with a license to carry a concealed weapon allegedly saw two men trying to steal parts from a nearby parked car, according to Chicago police. Authorities said a 44-year-old man had been sitting on the steps of his home about 11:15 p.m. “when he heard a loud noise coming from the street.” He walked toward the curb in the 2900 block of North Wolcott Avenue and saw two men he didn’t know under a vehicle, near the engine, possibly trying to steal a catalytic converter or other car parts. “The two males noticed the (44-year-old) watching and crawled out from underneath the vehicle. Without warning, both (men) drew their weapons and began shooting at (him),” police said in a media notification. The 44-year-old man has a license to carry a concealed handgun, which he was armed with at the time, according to police. When he came under fire, he drew his own gun and started shooting at the two men on the street. It wasn’t immediately clear how far apart the men were when they exchanged gunfire, or whether anyone else was in the area. <snip> ————————— This is how the anti- gun Tribune reported the story. No mention in the headline or until the 4th paragraph that the citizen was only protecting himself once he was shot at.
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