Let's get IL shooting airguns!



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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2018, 12:45:56 AM »

Who's going to the GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot?


I wont be making it this year, bit to far away for me now.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #81 on: May 11, 2018, 06:21:42 AM »

Who's going to the GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot?


I wont be making it this year, bit to far away for me now.

Same here.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #82 on: May 11, 2018, 02:08:36 PM »
I understand, and am understandably disappointed.   This may be the only time this year that I get to make a trip this long to play with airguns.  Sometimes life is just darned inconvenient....  it will be five hours each way for me.  And with no "free to me" hotel available any closer than 90 miles, I'm hoping for untraditionally good weather!!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #83 on: May 11, 2018, 02:42:43 PM »

Who's going to the GTA Gene Curtis Memorial Fun Shoot?


I wont be making it this year, bit to far away for me now.

Same here.
What?  How much farther is this than Kentucky was?  This site is actually closer for me time/distance wise.
 Very disappointed you won't be there.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #84 on: May 11, 2018, 04:39:42 PM »

What?  How much farther is this than Kentucky was?  This site is actually closer for me time/distance wise.
 Very disappointed you won't be there.

I'll really miss seeing you guys too. It's actually quite a bit further (4-5 hours) for us. I don't trust my 11 year old truck for a drive that far.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2018, 11:21:33 PM »
I messaged all the people on the assignments and also my local officials again.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #86 on: May 12, 2018, 07:42:55 AM »
I messaged all the people on the assignments and also my local officials again.

Cool!  I'll be doing another blast in a few days as well.  By the time this is done, they will all be buying airguns.  ;D
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #87 on: May 13, 2018, 08:58:19 PM »
I messaged all the people on the assignments and also my local officials again.

Cool!  I'll be doing another blast in a few days as well.  By the time this is done, they will all be buying airguns.  ;D

Agreed, they will be dreaming about air rifles in their sleep!
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #88 on: May 16, 2018, 06:39:36 AM »
Update - no updates.  I've been emailing the senator for new information or any new ideas for a path forward.  Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the governor is pushing for a 72-hr. waiting period for all firearm purchases to avoid some nastier legal conundrums.  That's all I'll say about that.  More emails sent....
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #89 on: May 16, 2018, 06:47:20 AM »
Update - no updates.  I've been emailing the senator for new information or any new ideas for a path forward.  Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the governor is pushing for a 72-hr. waiting period for all firearm purchases to avoid some nastier legal conundrums.  That's all I'll say about that.  More emails sent....

Yeah, he's all over the place lately. Pretty pathetic, he's getting desperate.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #90 on: May 16, 2018, 10:08:28 PM »
I have yet to get a response from anyone that i have emailed.  >:(
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #91 on: June 09, 2018, 09:00:39 AM »
Update    <sigh>

Our bill SB2583 is sitting in assignments, where it was when we started.  The sponsor has apparently committed political suicide when he went independent, so we pretty much have no sponsor.  And a different bill has been sent to the governor's desk that would require a 72-hour waiting period for all firearms.

.....if I was a drinking man.....

So at this point I have just decided to email all the senators to try to drum support for SB2583, using the 72-hour bill for how ridiculous it is.  Since I have a life, I'm sending the emails whenever I have time to.

It's a weak strategy, but it's the only one I have right now.  Spring legislative session is over, so no actual motion of the bill will happen anytime soon. But maybe we get get a little favor somewhere.
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Re: Let's get IL shooting airguns!
« Reply #92 on: June 09, 2018, 06:11:54 PM »
Update    <sigh>

Our bill SB2583 is sitting in assignments, where it was when we started.  The sponsor has apparently committed political suicide when he went independent, so we pretty much have no sponsor.  And a different bill has been sent to the governor's desk that would require a 72-hour waiting period for all firearms.

.....if I was a drinking man.....



Speechless lol Gives you the itch to move.... but i am stubborn til the end.
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