Sunday, January 12, 2014

IL Concealed Carry permits are in process

Of course, the title above isn't a surprise to anyone that has been paying attention. I just want to mention it again to encourage folks to go ahead and apply.

I've heard from several people that say they don't want to apply because the law is "too restrictive" or they "rarely leave their town/county" and so forth. But we all need those citizens that can spare the money to apply so that we can show the strength in numbers that "we" have.

There will be bills introduced to knock out some of the "off limits" places, some have already been written and are awaiting the filing process. Of course, everyone wants to see the fees come down...after all the costs are very heavy and folks like the elderly, single moms and those working for minimum wage, etc. are struggling to get by now. They must be able to afford to protect themselves also, no question.

So, I'm directly asking anyone that can afford it to get the required training and apply. For those that are struggling with the costs, keep your eyes and ears can be had for reduced amounts. I'm not saying that you should accept subpar training though, many quality trainers have offered discounted rates and will continue to do so.

Keep an eye on the forums at IllinoisCarry for folks posting about training with reduced costs.

Check this guy out!

Well, he isn't really just "this guy", he's Mike Vanderboegh over at Sipsey Street Irregulars and he's decided to start up a neat little idea to smuggle standard capacity magazines into those states that have made them illegal (Colorado, New York, Connecticut, Maryland). Not only that, but he's sent such magazines to the Governors of those states as well as David Gregory of NBC, etc. just for good measure.

I like what Mr. Vanderboegh is up to here and support him in it. He's got a strong history of standing up and demanding that those in the .gov take responsibility for their actions. In my mind, the best example is that his was one of the blogs, along with David Codrea of Gun Rights Examiner, to break Operation Fast and Furious aka Project Gunwalker.

So do yourself a favor and go check both of the above linked blogs out and maybe step into the fray yourself...just remember, you can and may be tossed in the slammer for your actions. It looks like the Connecticut State Police would like to talk to Mr. Vanderboegh concerning his actions already...he doesn't seem too concerned though.