How To Choose Shooting Accessories In Illinois

Shooting Accessories Illinois IL

In choosing the right target shooting gloves in Illinois it is an important first step in becoming a competitive shooter. Although shooting gloves are usually used by competitive shooters they are also excellent for anyone shooting on a regular basis or large number of rounds. The proper fitting shooting glove that you choose can directly influence the scores you attain. Some things to consider while choosing your first pair of shooting gloves, the first is to choose between open and closed finder gloves. We prefer the open trigger finger design of shooting glove as it split the difference between the full finger shooting gloves and the all open finger shooting gloves. The trigger finger is the one open finger on these gloves, and the remaining 4 fingers are closed. This allows the shooter to feel the pressure on the trigger, while offering protection to the remaining fingers and thumb.

As part of any shooters list of shooting accessories in Illinois we recommend at a minimum; Shooting glasses, a spotting scope, shooting gloves, a multi-tool, a shooting bag, ear protection, a small first aid kit, target tape, gun cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer, and a small hand towel. For more on Shooting Accessories see our on-line store. 

The Illinois state constitution states: “Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

It is interesting that such words are in the states constitution as up until 2013 Illinois and cities within the state had and still has some of the most anti-gun laws of any state in the country. To date there has been no way for a citizen of the state to obtain a concealed carry permit.  Illinois does not currently recognize any other state CCW permits and has no reciprocity agreements with any other state. Illinois stands alone as the ONLY state with this distinction.

It would be a gross understatement, to say the least, to suggest that Illinois is in a state of confusion on the issue of a citizen's right to carry a concealed weapon. It's in a state of chaos and confusion. In December 2012, a federal appeals court struck down Illinois' ban on concealed carry, ruling that it violates citizen rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The court gave the Illinois General Assembly six months to pass a concealed-carry law. The deadline was scheduled to expire on June 9, but the appeals court gave an additional 30 days to allow more leeway for the legislative process.

The Illinois state government was given 180 days to end the ban, sending the state legislature into a legislative session filled with arguments about gun control. Though the legislature did manage to pass a law allowing concealed carrying of handguns with a license, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has not yet signed the bill.

Now, with state law declared unconstitutional and new laws hung up in the governor’s mansion, individual counties are beginning to make their own law. Though the Supreme Court has granted Illinois an extension for modifying its existing laws, county attorneys in several Illinois counties have now announced that current concealed carry laws will not be enforced. With no state law clearly defined as yet nor a procedure in place for the issuance of a concealed carry permit it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out in the summer of 2013.

US Precision Defense will keep a close eye on the developments and when the Governor acts we will update the latest information within our Reciprocity map database. 

Summer of 2013, Illinois is finally standing up for 2nd amendment rights of its residents. An Illinois prosecutor is refusing to prosecute carriers of concealed weapons in his county, even though the governor is still weighing the bill that would allow concealed carry statewide. The attorney’s announcement puts him amongst a burgeoning crop of local officials nationwide who are "going rogue" in civil disobedience efforts against mounting calls for greater gun control.

The concealed carry legislation was negotiated and passed shortly before the General Assembly ended its session on May 31, 2013, while it passed by a wide margin in both chambers, people on both sides of the issue said they were unhappy with some parts of the bill. A five-year concealed carry license would cost $150 under the bill and it would require a 16-hour training class, the longest of any state in the country. (Typically most state required classes are around 8 hours, plus qualifying at the range, and there are even lessor requirements by some states)

The problem so far is that Governor Pat Quinn is stalling, he can’t stop this, the court has ruled, he has no hopes of taking it to the US Supreme Court and he knows it. You have to ask yourself why he is stalling; he already knows that gun control in Illinois is a miserable failure, just look at Chicago.

Here is what the Governor had to say: "This legislation is wrong for Illinois,"  "We need strong gun safety laws that protect the people of our state. Instead, this measure puts public safety at risk." “I will not support this bill and I will work with members of the Illinois Senate to stop it in its tracks,”

So, the Governor thinks that he can ignore the Federal Appeals Court ruling. Clearly he thinks he can by simply vetoing the bill and drag this issue on and on thinking the issue will what, simply fade away?

Several county prosecutors have already publicly stated that they WILL NOT prosecute anyone carrying a concealed weapon in their county. The Governor has to act, the people have spoken, the legislature has acted, and prosecutors in his state are starting to act without his leadership, and the whole country is watching!

US Precision Defense will keep you informed of what happens in Illinois and their citizens fight for their 2nd amendment rights. 

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  2. Algonquin (IL)
  3. Alsip (IL)
  4. Alton (IL)
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  6. Aurora (IL)
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  42. East Moline (IL)
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  60. Grayslake (IL)
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  63. Harvey (IL)
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  65. Hoffman Estates (IL)
  66. Homer Glen (IL)
  67. Homewood (IL)
  68. Huntley (IL)
  69. Jacksonville (IL)
  70. Joliet (IL)
  71. Kankakee (IL)
  72. Lake Forest (IL)
  73. Lake In The Hills (IL)
  74. Lake Zurich (IL)
  75. Lansing (IL)
  76. Libertyville (IL)
  77. Lisle (IL)
  78. Lockport (IL)
  79. Lombard (IL)
  80. Loves Park (IL)
  81. Machesney Park (IL)
  82. Macomb (IL)
  83. Matteson (IL)
  84. Maywood (IL)
  85. McHenry (IL)
  86. Melrose Park (IL)
  87. Mokena (IL)
  88. Moline (IL)
  89. Montgomery (IL)
  90. Morton Grove (IL)
  91. Mount Prospect (IL)
  92. Mundelein (IL)
  93. Naperville (IL)
  94. New Lenox (IL)
  95. Niles (IL)
  96. Normal (IL)
  97. North Chicago (IL)
  98. Northbrook (IL)
  99. O Fallon (IL)
  100. Oak Forest (IL)
  101. Oak Lawn (IL)
  102. Oak Park (IL)
  103. Orland Park (IL)
  104. Oswego (IL)
  105. Ottawa (IL)
  106. Palatine (IL)
  107. Park Forest (IL)
  108. Park Ridge (IL)
  109. Pekin (IL)
  110. Peoria (IL)
  111. Plainfield (IL)
  112. Quincy (IL)
  113. Rock Island (IL)
  114. Rockford (IL)
  115. Rolling Meadows (IL)
  116. Romeville (IL)
  117. Roselle (IL)
  118. Round Lake (IL)
  119. Round Lake Beach (IL)
  120. Schaumburg (IL)
  121. Skokie (IL)
  122. South Elgin (IL)
  123. South Holland (IL)
  124. Springfield (IL)
  125. St. Charles (IL)
  126. Streamwood (IL)
  127. Tinley Park (IL)
  128. Urbana (IL)
  129. Vernon Hills (IL)
  130. Villa Park (IL)
  131. Waukegan (IL)
  132. West Chicago (IL)
  133. Westmont (IL)
  134. Wheaton (IL)
  135. Wheeling (IL)
  136. Wilmette (IL)
  137. Woodridge (IL)
  138. Woodstock (IL)
  139. Yorkville (IL)
  140. Zion (IL)