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Hi from new member in Chicago

#1 Post by wpkato » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:36 pm

Hi all!

New member from Chicago, just wanted to say Hi and find out if there's any Illinois specific forum areas to hang out at or if there are any planned activities on my area. Looking to get involved! Thanks!

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#2 Post by Bucolic » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:43 am

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#3 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:43 am

Hi from NJ! Chicago is my favorite city, beating out even Scranton, PA! (J/K)
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#4 Post by Hiker » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:03 pm

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#5 Post by bigbass4me » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 pm

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#6 Post by wpkato » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi all, thanks for the welcome!

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#7 Post by SubRosa » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:39 pm

From a liberal oasis in a conservative desert, :welcome:

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#8 Post by bpetrigger » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:08 pm

Welcome from a fellow Chicagoan. Stay safe and legal!
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#9 Post by joemac » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:56 pm

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#10 Post by max129 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:05 pm

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#11 Post by DavidMS » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:43 pm

Welcome from VA. What do you like to shoot?

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#12 Post by wpkato » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:22 am

Hey, hello, I shoot SIG P320 series handguns (a subcompact and a compact) plus AR-15 carbine rifles (stored offsite since it's a no-no in Chicago)

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#13 Post by sikacz » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:57 am

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#14 Post by wpkato » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 am

Thanks for the welcome!

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#15 Post by If1hitU » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:34 pm

Welcome.......

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#16 Post by Mrsekretx » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:49 am

Welcome from the northside (Belmont/California).
If you haven’t already please join our local FB group. That seems to be where most of the action is happening these days. There are no local events planned until after the new year but most of us are always look for a reason to go to the range. Hit me up if you ever want to go shooting.
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#17 Post by highdesert » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:50 am

:welcome:
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#18 Post by JColville » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:25 pm

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#19 Post by TriggerPuller » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Belated greetings from North Carolina. :)

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#20 Post by wpkato » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:49 pm

Mrsekretx wrote:Welcome from the northside (Belmont/California).
If you haven’t already please join our local FB group. That seems to be where most of the action is happening these days. There are no local events planned until after the new year but most of us are always look for a reason to go to the range. Hit me up if you ever want to go shooting.
Very cool. Thanks!

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#21 Post by K9s » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:17 pm

wpkato wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:22 am
Hey, hello, I shoot SIG P320 series handguns (a subcompact and a compact) plus AR-15 carbine rifles (stored offsite since it's a no-no in Chicago)

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You cannot have an AR-15 at home? Only handguns?
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#22 Post by wpkato » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:58 pm

K9s wrote:
wpkato wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:22 am
Hey, hello, I shoot SIG P320 series handguns (a subcompact and a compact) plus AR-15 carbine rifles (stored offsite since it's a no-no in Chicago)

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You cannot have an AR-15 at home? Only handguns?
Yes, "assault" weapons are banned in Chicago

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#23 Post by bpetrigger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:00 pm

High capacity magazines (>10 rounds) and ARs are legally defined as "assault weapons" and prohibited under Cook County Ordinance 13-O-32. It's a misdemeanor and not widely or vigorously enforced, but potential penalty for violation is up to 6 months incarceration and $10k fine. The courts have upheld these bans. I recommend ignoring the view of anyone who tells you the ordinance is void under the preemption clauses of the FOID Act or Concealed Carry Act.

To further clarify ... the Cook County ban applies to mag capacity rather than the number of cartridges in the magazine. In other words, carrying 10 rounds in a 15 round capacity magazine would constitute an ordinance violation.
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