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As you can see from the title, I had to go to Illinois for thanksgiving. I was already not happy about having to ...
November 27th, 2010 09:34 PM
As you can see from the title, I had to go to Illinois for thanksgiving. I was already not happy about having to do so, due to their already ridiculous gun laws and not allowing CC... But nevertheless a relative (he is an Illinois resident with a FOID card) and I decided to go out to a gunshop and look around. All was going as well as can be expected until he (a resident of IL with FOID card) asked to look at a rifle in the cabinet... The man at the gunshop MADE him provide his FOID card before handing him the gun! Me, being from a gun friendly state and being pro-carry jumped out of my skin!! I could not believe that he had to produce a FOID card, which is crap anyway, just to LOOK, let me repeat that, just to LOOK at a gun!!! Illinois basically just violates the 2nd amendment. Anyway, thanks for listening, I thought that this was so ridiculous I wanted to share and see what people have to say about it.
November 27th, 2010 09:34 PM
November 27th, 2010 09:40 PM
Sounds like the clerk didn't want to spend time on someone would not be able to purchase a gun.
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November 27th, 2010 09:42 PM
Yeah, I have 2 sets of relatives in IL---one right in the center of Chicago---that I occasionally must visit. Plus it's hard to get to relatives in Michigan without traversing the Daley State.
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November 27th, 2010 09:57 PM
I,m not from Illinois. What is a FOID card?
November 27th, 2010 10:00 PM
Firearm Owners Identification... You need it even to buy ammo!
Originally Posted by sfry
November 27th, 2010 10:46 PM
That's the law in IL....
They can't even let you handle a gun unless you have FOID.
Well, My friend from Wisconsin was able to buy a couple shotguns..... but that is because the law only applies to IL residents.
However I don't think they would have sold him ammo.
November 27th, 2010 11:22 PM
When I worked at an gun shop in Missouri we absolutely would not deal with an Illinois resident even though it was legal to sell them a long gun, because by federal law you have to abide by the laws of both states. Ill is such a screwed up mess it wasn't worth the risk.
November 28th, 2010 12:18 AM
If I had relatives in IL, I'd never see them. I will drive extra miles to avoid that state.
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November 28th, 2010 12:34 AM
He'll, my parents just escaped from IL and moved to NC
- know the difference
is a fancy name for crappy fighter
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November 28th, 2010 05:24 AM
It's the same in New Jersey. No, card, no touch. You can't buy ammo here without one. You even need a pistol permit to buy a bb gun. Don't even get me started on the one handgun a month law.
November 28th, 2010 08:20 AM
That's my take as well...... Any state that refuses to acknowledge it's residents their 2nd amendment rights wont see my butt or the dollars that travel with it.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
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November 28th, 2010 08:33 AM
No one is forced to live in any state. If folks in IL feel their 2A rights are being violated, they have two choices: 1. Vote out the politcos running the state; 2. leave the state. Until then, they're stuck with what they voted for.
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November 28th, 2010 09:05 AM
New York is pretty much the same. You can not even handle a gun if you do not have a permit. Last time I went back home, NY, I visited a gun store and with my SC permit was able to handle and actually buy a handgun which of course had to be sent to my FFL here in SC. It made residents in the store unhappy to see the ease of which I was able to purchase. BTW . . . A great condition S&W model 66 for $295.
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November 28th, 2010 09:54 AM
Thank god I can avoid Illinois.
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