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So I'm down here in Texas training and I decided it was time for a new shotgun this year. Since I have a Sportsmans Warehouse, a Bass Pro Shop, and a Cabelas right around me I decided to look around. Low and behold Ill. residents can not buy firearms in Texas. So, no it looks like I have to sit on my hands til i get home, sometime in November probably. It just amazes me that I am 700 miles away from the state and Chicago still has control over my life.
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That kinda sounds like a weird texas rule to me, but still sorry bout that.
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Why can't you buy guns in another state?
call 'em in and kill 'em all
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Freaking Illinois!! They make so manny hoops for us to jump through. If it weren't for Chicago, it wouldn't be a bad state to live in. After eight years I have had my fill with that town and moved out.
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That's weird I bought a shotgun in South Dakota while I was living in Chicago a few years back. Chicago sucks, Daley needs to go. But we don't want Jesse Jackass as Mayor either. Have a Texan buy it then he can loan in to you......oh wait straw purchase. Illinois does suck.
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Either the store(s) have that policy or someone was misinformed. I believe the only caveat is that they have to follow the same requirements (waiting period, etc.) that you would have to follow in your home state. In other words, if Illinois requires a 48-hour waiting period, the other state would have to also. You should still be able to buy it and have it shipped to a licensed dealer locally...after the Illinois requirements are met.
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