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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2018, 06:55:19 PM »
It's good seeing another local-ish shooter on the board too!  I have family over around Marine and Greenville.
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2018, 07:01:31 PM »
It's good seeing another local-ish shooter on the board too!  I have family over around Marine and Greenville.

I didn't know you had family up this way
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2018, 07:47:34 PM »
It's good seeing another local-ish shooter on the board too!  I have family over around Marine and Greenville.

I didn't know you had family up this way

Deadnuts is in Pocahontas, which is a very small town in between St. Louis and Terre Haute on I-70.  Marine and Greenville are small IL towns close to Pocahontas.

As far as your location MM, my brother used to live in Rockford (before I discovered awesome airguns), but he moved SW of St. Louis.
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2018, 08:07:32 PM »
It's good seeing another local-ish shooter on the board too!  I have family over around Marine and Greenville.

I didn't know you had family up this way

Deadnuts is in Pocahontas, which is a very small town in between St. Louis and Terre Haute on I-70.  Marine and Greenville are small IL towns close to Pocahontas.

As far as your location MM, my brother used to live in Rockford (before I discovered awesome airguns), but he moved SW of St. Louis.

Great choice on getting out of rockford lol
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2018, 01:38:11 AM »
Hey Mark,

I was born in Greenville Hospital a little over forty years ago. Lived around here all my life. Was actually raised near Reno, IL. (Between there and Sorento)
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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2018, 07:40:35 AM »
Ha!  I know where Reno is too!  My old bicycle buddy lives there! 

Back on topic -

I really appreciate all you folks diligently contacting your representatives and reaching out on Facebook, etc.  I believe it's the kind of effort that can make a difference!
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2018, 08:56:32 AM »
Keeping tabs on this.
Side note, I'm in New Milford just south of Rockford... even I stay away from there as much as possible
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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2018, 10:17:19 AM »
Mark how often are you going to reach out to the members on the committee?
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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2018, 02:36:16 PM »
I think I'm going to plan on sending things weekly, or whenever there is some change that I feel requires a response.  With all the other firearms related &^^& in the news I think it's important to make sure folks don't forget that you can't do that stuff with an airgun.
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« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2018, 04:23:49 PM »
Contact each senator on the the Judiciary committee.. Hope they help !!
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« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2018, 09:54:40 PM »
Got my first response today!
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2018, 07:13:56 AM »
Is there an easy list of the committee's email addresses? Checked the link and couldn't find the info. I'll also email at least weekly.
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2018, 08:50:51 AM »
Got my first response today!

Awesome!!!!

As for email list, most of the emails I send are entered into their "contact me" form on the individual's website.
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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2018, 11:47:44 AM »
Got my first response today!

Awesome!!!!

As for email list, most of the emails I send are entered into their "contact me" form on the individual's website.

The exact same, one side was regular email one side was having to find contact me page then battle the weird letter scrabble thing at the end
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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2018, 12:07:00 PM »
Gotcha...thanks guys. I'll handle it at lunch
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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2018, 01:41:21 PM »
Second response!!
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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2018, 04:00:08 PM »
I got that one too. I was a little underwhelmed, it just encouraged me to send another round of new emails.  :D
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« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2018, 09:30:50 PM »
Well, here's an interesting update -

My buddy Steve aka Missed-Em sent me a link to IL HB4714, that seeks to allow deer hunting with airguns in IL

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=4714&GAID=14&GA=100&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=109946&SessionID=91

It's pretty new too, it was just read into the house the day before SB2583, so we can contact all new representatives!   ;D

The co-existence of these two bills illustrates the conundrum of IL law - how can the same airgun be held to all firearm standards on one hand, yet need a law providing "special permission" for its use in an application already cleared for similar firearms?
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« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2018, 12:17:06 AM »
Lets get them mark!  8)
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« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2018, 09:25:38 PM »
I'm still banging the legislators in the judiciary committee with my emails. :-)   

The battle might possibly take a steep uphill, as there have just been some VERY restricting firearm bills introduced into the IL congress.  This isn't the place for discussion on that topic, I am only letting you know what we are in for.

Keep up the good work!!
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