Welcome from Michigan!
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I am here hoping to learn about firearms. Been doing lots of reading online, more confused now then ever! Plan on taking a firearms training class. Didn't know you could rent firearms at ranges, I'll have to do that to help me choose. Thanks for the tip.
North and South Illinois. Good idea, but I'm from the north! Live in the Chicago suburbs. Lots of local ordinances I have learned about. Thankfully the 'burb I live in doesn't have any restrictions beyond what the state imposes. Looking forward to getting a gun.
Welcome from Michigan!
*WARNING - I may or may not know what I am talking about.
Welcome from Fort Bliss/Arizona
Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran
Hello and welcome from the "Gunshine" state.
The best advice I can give you regarding Illinois is...Run "Squidzit" run...move before it's too late!
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it".
Congrats on starting your process, although I'm sorry that you have to do it under the restrictions of your home state. Stay safe, keep learning about those laws, & keep up the good fight.
Welcome to DC, from Minnesota!
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
Welcome to the forum from SW Ohio.
Live to ride, ride to live. Harley Road King And keep a .45 handy Kimber Custom TLE II
Welcome from MI!
"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."
-- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to George Washington, 1796. ME 9:341
Welcome from South Carolina...
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
Welcome from Orlando, Florida.
Grew up in Central Illinois. Champaign to be exact, and was a member of a couple of great gun clubs. Since Wisconsin recently passed a CCW law, hopefully Illinois will be soon to follow. There is ton of great information on this site. Read, particpate and ask questions. Be glad to help any way we can.
"Said I never had any use for one.....never said I didn't know how to use it. " Matthew Quiqley
Squidzit, welcome to the forum, you gotta start somewhere in your firearms journey, and this is a great place to start. I hope you enjoy your stay here, good luck in Illinois.
Just cause you're paranoid, doesn't mean you're wrong....
Welcome from Arizona.
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BROWN WATER NAVY
Welcome from Virginia...via Germany...(from a former inmate of the PRIL)...
I recommend you seek additional training....I know defensive pistol training is thin in IL...very low demand...
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
Welcome from Texas! Good luck on buying your first gun. Have fun at the range trying out different rental guns.
.357 mag, When you care enough to send the very best!
Welcome from Michigan. Participate away!
" The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer." Henry Kissenger