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s&w 24
December 18, 2006, 03:21 AM
A freind of mine has told me he may have to move to chicago! Niether of us like the Idea but it's mostly out of his hands. What he wants to know is what can he own for firearms in chicago/ILL. He was going to by an AR but if he can't take it with him then whats the point!

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Manedwolf
December 18, 2006, 03:29 AM
After the next round of bans?
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iamkris
December 18, 2006, 08:42 AM
Big difference between Chicago and Illinois.

Chicago = no handguns, no "made up definition of assault" weapons

Illinois = (almost) anything you can own anywhere else. Annoyance of needing a FOID card for possession of firearms and ammo. No registration of any kind.

Fly320s
December 18, 2006, 09:33 AM
What can one own in Chicago?

How about a politician?:D

GoRon
December 18, 2006, 10:16 AM
A freind of mine has told me he may have to move to chicago!
Tell him to move to one of the nearby counties and he can own all the guns he wants except full auto. As mentioned a FOID will be required.

Onmilo
December 18, 2006, 11:11 AM
Stay out of Cook County, period.
If your friend doesn't mind a fifty mile commute, Dekalb is a better, and cheaper, place for a gun owner to live up there.

lysander
December 18, 2006, 11:26 AM
I can vouch for Dekalb. Lower cost of living by far...and the area is growing nicely.

If you are a shooter you definitely want to stay out of Cook Cty. One of the bigger challenges living in the Chicago Metro area is finding a place to shoot rifles beyond 100 yards. There are plenty of indoor pistol ranges and you can find sporting clubs to shoot clays (and some public land) but rifle ranges longer than 100 yards are scarce around the metro area.

No registration of any kind.

This isn't entirely accurate, as Illinois does have a form of registration in place. You won't have to register the firearms you bring into the state...but for anything that you buy or sell while in the state you are required by law to keep a record of the sale.

and yes....your friend will have to get a FOID card.

Deanimator
December 18, 2006, 11:51 AM
I have one word for your friend: I N D I A N A.

Illinois not only isn't getting better, it's likely to get FAR worse, and at the statewide level.

saltydog452
December 18, 2006, 12:30 PM
Its no different than the South in the 50s,...dedication to the 'status quo' and a firmly entrenched power base.

I have kin up there, visit occasionally, best soup that I've ever had (Don't tell my Momma-In-Law in Alabama) was on South Central.

salty.

Technosavant
December 18, 2006, 12:31 PM
Might I recommend owning an economical car?

Then your friend can drive in to work without being broken by the gas prices. No way would I live in Chicago or Cook County. Not until they decide that the people who live there are citizens, not subjects.

clt46910
December 18, 2006, 12:45 PM
When my cousin had to work in Chicago he lived in Michigan and took the train to Chicago and subway to work everyday. Was a bit of a hassle at times but was a lot cheaper and better then living in Chicago. Michigan or Indiana might be a better option to look into. Check out the public transportation systems up around there.

Manedwolf
December 18, 2006, 12:47 PM
Of course, living in the neighboring state to commute will only work until Boss Daley and his lickshoe Blago build checkpoints at the border to demand your papers and subject your vehicle to random search...

Cato the Younger
December 18, 2006, 01:51 PM
Dear Sir,
I lived in Cook County, but I have gone to school with plenty of guys (my college was all male) from NW Indiana ("the region"). As long as you stay out of certain slummy areas, you are fine there...the gun laws are better, the taxes are lower, and the property values are not as inflated.

scout26
December 18, 2006, 02:08 PM
1. Don't live in Cook County/Chicago. Everything is over taxed, over priced. No handguns in Chicago and the rest of Cook County has an AWB, so no "ugly guns".

2. The suburbs are okay. Aurora Sportsmen's Club in Sugar Grove (www.aurorasc.org) is my club, and we currently have the only 100 yard rifle range in the western suburbs. We have have 800+/- acres out near Waterman (south of DeKalb) that we're developing/preparing to move to. It will have a 600 yard rifle range in addition to the usual 25, 50, 100 yard ranges. I think it's going to have a 300 yard range as well in additon to the usual trap, skeet, sporting clays fields, archery ranges, indoor pistol range and BB gun range. Oh, and we're looking for new members. So anyone in and around the Chicagoland area interested let me know. I can show you around and you can shoot as my guest.

3. We need more people on our side in Illinois. If all the Gunnies flee to/live in Indiana and Wisconsin then Illinois will only get worse for those of us here fighting to defend freedom. If Illinois falls, don't think for one minute that the anti's will be content. They'll come after your state next. We need to stop them here. Illinois is the battleground.

Manedwolf
December 18, 2006, 03:20 PM
If Illinois falls, don't think for one minute that the anti's will be content.

Falls? No offense, but it FELL a long time ago. You have NO CCW. You have bans right and left. And nothing is going to change, period, while Daley is in office.

GoRon
December 18, 2006, 03:27 PM
You have bans right and left.

The state has no bans on weapons except full auto and silencers.

No CCW.

Everything else is OK.

scout26
December 18, 2006, 04:09 PM
Falls? No offense, but it FELL a long time ago. You have NO CCW. You have bans right and left. And nothing is going to change, period, while Daley is in office.

I don't think Illinois has "fallen", true we don't have CCW, but we never did and also twenty +/- years ago there were damn few states that did. Now Illinois is one of only two states left that do NOT have some form CCW. Let's agree to avoid the whole may/shall issue and how CA, MA, MD, NJ, HI, etc. do or do not issue CCW's.

There will be an AWB proposed in the Illinois State legislature this spring. (Probably one at the federal level also). How well that does in Illinois will be a bellweather for the rest of the country. If the anti's see that they can take the offensive/gain ground here, that will encourage them to try elsewhere. If we can keep them on the defensive, trying to defeat our initaitives then YOU in other states will not have to fight for defend what you have.

Illinois is the battleground/bellweather this year for stopping AWB's. If it fails here, it's chances at the federal level are rapidly diminished. JMHO.

308win
December 18, 2006, 04:15 PM
The best government money can buy!:neener: Just like Ohio.

Deanimator
December 18, 2006, 05:22 PM
The best government money can buy! Just like Ohio.
...except here in Ohio we just abolished nearly every gun control law. The only thing left are state laws which are few and far between.

The likelihood of an AWB in Ohio is about the likelihood of the truth escaping Dick Daley's mouth.

308win
December 18, 2006, 05:54 PM
Manage your expectations and stay on top of your state legislators. The 3C's sound like they are getting ready to challenge the bill. If not this one there is another heading for the governor's desk restricting redlight cameras that could be challenged assuming he vetos and legislature overrides. The issue of home rule isn't played out yet and we have a sympathetic court in the southern district.

Durruti
December 18, 2006, 07:15 PM
What iamkris said. Additionally, all long gun must be registered with the police. Tell your friend to check on the exact procedure before brining anything into the city.

If you'd like advice on whether or not to move to Chicago, I'll be happy to give my opinion, but for now I'll simply answer the question you asked, not the question I feel like answering. :)

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