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    Back from the Peoples' Republic of Illinois

    In nearly 3 years of carrying, I have never gone more than one 12-hour period without my pistol. After 3 days of being in Decatur, IL, I have decided that I will avoid Illinois at all cost.

    For one, there's nothing appealing to me about that state, whatsoever. For two, I have no desire to ever be in a place that places such little trust in its citizens.

    Talk about feeling naked. I was pretty wierded out while walking along, engaged in my typical "head-on-a-swivel" mode, only to realize that the most useful tool at my disposal was my hands.

    It was nice to get home, hug the wife & baby, and strap back in. Side note: My pants fit better with a gun in the waistband.
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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    Yes it's a strange state. One of my co-workers lives outside of Chicago and does own a couple of handguns. He had to come over to Missouri for a couple of days for work, and I took him to one of the gun shops I frequent. He saw a great deal on ammo and asked what he needed to do to buy some. Store owner "will that be cash or charge?". Simply amazed, he bought some ammo and took it back to IL. He showed me the card he has that he has to use even to just purchase ammo in IL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalfan View Post
    He showed me the card he has that he has to use even to just purchase ammo in IL.
    Yep, we all have those Firearm Owner ID (FOID) cards. After spending two weeks in Tampa, FL and carrying every day while I was there, I really feel odd without my sidearm. I have 20 months before I am done with my current position and move on to a freer state.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by srshadwi View Post
    Yep, we all have those Firearm Owner ID (FOID) cards. After spending two weeks in Tampa, FL and carrying every day while I was there, I really feel odd without my sidearm. I have 20 months before I am done with my current position and move on to a freer state.

    Steve
    Do you really need a card to even buy ammo? Omgosh! That really sucks! I agree about feeling naked when you are in a place you cannot carry. Several years back I visited a friend in upstate N.Y. My day trip to n.y.c. would have been much better if i could have had my usual 21 rounds of Corbon 45 acp ammo on my person. I just didnt feel all that protected with a tiny can of o.c. in my pocket.

    Oh wait, n.y.c. has lots of gun control laws to make us safe right? Well then, that place should be crime free. My badd.

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    I usually travel internationally a few times a year or so. every time I go I have to get used to feeling naked with no pistol. then coming home it feels great to be able to wear all of my clothes again:)
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

  7. Imagine, a state with one of the most dangerous cities that restricts any gun possession. They should take a look at DC

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    I agree with you all , i live in schaumburg,il.can take up to 4 months to get your FOID card.u must have it to buy ammo or even jusy look at a gun & hold it from the glass counter.really stinks out here.knowing the city of chicago with all the crime down there.u cannot even protect yourself from the bad guys.72 hour cooling off period b4 u can pick up your hand gun & 24 hours b4 your long gun.geez, the criminal wait period downtown to get a gun is probably 5 seconds ( as long as it takes to hand over the $$$$ ) & geez, they dont hav to have FOID cards.i so dearly wish we cud get Daley out of office & go CCW.so many good peeps at least deserve to feel safe in the greatest country of the free world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALUCARD View Post
    I agree with you all , i live in schaumburg,il.can take up to 4 months to get your FOID card.u must have it to buy ammo or even jusy look at a gun & hold it from the glass counter.really stinks out here.knowing the city of chicago with all the crime down there.u cannot even protect yourself from the bad guys.72 hour cooling off period b4 u can pick up your hand gun & 24 hours b4 your long gun.geez, the criminal wait period downtown to get a gun is probably 5 seconds ( as long as it takes to hand over the $$$$ ) & geez, they dont hav to have FOID cards.i so dearly wish we cud get Daley out of office & go CCW.so many good peeps at least deserve to feel safe in the greatest country of the free world.
    Man that sucks. I feel for all you folks who reside in a state that doesnt have shall issue ccw laws. I have never been to Illinois so i could only imagine what the gun climate must be like there. Very cold im guessing?

    Whats the status on the latest attempts at passing a ccw bill there?

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    I'm in the process of selling my last property holding in Illinois.Have no desire to go back. I was born and raised there, had family there also. The state has a lot of nice friendly people, but the weather sucks!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by g30sheepdog View Post
    Do you really need a card to even buy ammo? Omgosh! That really sucks! I agree about feeling naked when you are in a place you cannot carry. Several years back I visited a friend in upstate N.Y. My day trip to n.y.c. would have been much better if i could have had my usual 21 rounds of Corbon 45 acp ammo on my person. I just didnt feel all that protected with a tiny can of o.c. in my pocket.

    Oh wait, n.y.c. has lots of gun control laws to make us safe right? Well then, that place should be crime free. My badd.

    Same here in New Jersey. FID it's called here Firearm Idenifcation card. You need it to buy a long gun and an FID + handgun permit to buy a handgun. You need the FID card to buy handgun ammo as well. B.S. and money maker. Now the New Year a law was passed that you only buy 1 handgun a month.

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