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 Post subject: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: November 8th, 2017, 1:28 pm 
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Sadly life intruded on my little piece of heaven down here in the valley and a work related move to the nightmare they call Chicago is looming large on my horizon. To those of you who know my story let's just say that plans changed.

I have bought and sold items from/to many of you, and without exception I have found the members here to be good people who were a pleasure to deal with not to mention fine ambassadors for firearms owners in these difficult times that we live in. I will miss Arizona very much and I just wanted to say thanks to all of you.

Best Regards

Mike aka Newton


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: November 8th, 2017, 1:32 pm 
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It's been a pleasure good luck in your new adventure and stay safe and always carry.

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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: November 8th, 2017, 1:55 pm 
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... best of luck, brutha


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: November 8th, 2017, 3:19 pm 
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Did a couple transactions with Mike...always a pleasure to deal with and to chat with.

Take care, Mike. Best wishes for you in Chicago! Hope you manage to find your way back to the valley someday!

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: November 9th, 2017, 12:05 am 
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Location: Ahwatukee, AZ
Going to miss you....

You can still be in the club though since it’s an internet club.


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 6:22 am 
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Sorry to see you go. Stay away from the south side, the west side, the east side and the near north side.

Where abouts are you going to live?


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 7:33 am 
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I’m away from the city - up in a little village called Lincolnshire, it has none of the “problem children” so crime is almost unheard of up here, at least according to my neighbors.

Firearms ownership here isn’t anywhere near as bad as I was led to believe. It certainly has its oddities and some pain though - you have to register for a FOID card and the state police have a fixed length of time to issue or deny your application, with mine they granted it 24 hours before the deadline expired - I got the impression they do this deliberately to keep guns out of your possession for as long as possible. Without a FOID card you cannot handle a gun in a gun store or even go shooting at a range - the last quirk is that you must retain your firearm bill of sale for 10 years by state law. There is also a waiting period on new purchases (different periods for long guns and pistols) but apart from all that BS I can own as many firearms as I choose, there are no magazine or ammunition restrictions, no firearm types are restricted, and best of all they have “shall issue” concealed carry permits after 2 days of mandatory training. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nowhere near as good as Arizona, but I can own anything I want and I can carry concealed - so it’s not too bad.

Just don’t get me started on the weather, the condition of the roads, the people, the way they drive, the prices, or their obsession with 4 inch thick pizza pies.


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 8:45 am 
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Best of luck to you, ol chap! Hope you eventually find your way back to Ahwatukee!


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 12:06 pm 
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Thanks Jack - I do miss you AZ shooters, you’re a good bunch of guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 12:51 pm 
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Hopefully your stay in a communist state will be short-lived.


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 4:18 pm 
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Newton wrote:

Firearms ownership here isn’t anywhere near as bad as I was led to believe.

--- you have to register for a FOID card --- so it's not too bad

--- without a FOID card you cannot handle a gun in a gun store or even go shooting at a range --- so it's not too bad

--- you must retain your firearm bill of sale for 10 years by state law ---so it's not too bad

--- there is also a waiting period on new purchases (different periods for long guns and pistols) --- so it's not too bad

--- but apart from all that BS I can own as many firearms as I choose --- so it’s not too bad.

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Sounds like you're a perfect fit

Which is really scary. If you are ok with it in Illinois, you are ok with it everywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: March 3rd, 2018, 5:36 pm 
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Lincolnshire is a cool place.

Best wishes, and if it doesn't work out there is still Arizona!


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 Post subject: Re: Bye Guys :(
New postPosted: April 5th, 2018, 4:04 pm 
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Location: Semper Fi...... 29 Palms, CA/St Johns, AZ
Funny coincidence...there is a guy over on AKFiles who is moving from Chicago to AZ. He wants to live in Phoenix but several of us are trying to talk him into more rural areas.

Good luck to you and hope a Deerfield type law isn't coming your way.


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