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AR15's

Discussion in 'Illinois Glockers' Club' started by Arr6, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Arr6

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    I called my local range asking about Colt ARs and was told they are illegal in cook county, but the bushmasters, S&W etc are ok. Whats the difference, the colt is only semi auto, not full or select auto.

    I live in lake county, but the range I go to (Maxons) is in cook county.
     
  2. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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  3. alwaysready

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    i know a year or 2 ago cook passed a law about semi auto rifles but dont know the specifics

    maybe someone from the area that knows more will chime in

    why a stay as far away from cook county as i can
     
  4. as400guy1

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  5. MakeMineA10mm

    MakeMineA10mm * * * * Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    :agree:
    I can think of a couple dozen more reasons, too...
     
  6. acman

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    only difference in a colt semi auto and the rest of those is the superior quality of the colt. he is probably extremely misinformed.
     
  7. Arr6

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    Upon further research I was told that the Colt specifically was banned because it is called the 'AR-15' as opposed to the Bushmaster which is called XM15E2s and the S&W which is the M&P15.

    I guess its just terminology since the 'AR-15' is banned but something that looks like an AR but not called 'AR-15' is ok.....:upeyes:
     
  8. RandyK

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    I think the shorter carbine (commando?) version version is illegal for citizens, but not law enforcement. I know my brother carries one on raids, mostly in Cook County. I'll have to ask him.
     
  9. RandyK

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    Unfortunately the local range is correct, but this is true ONLY for Cook County. :steamed: The ISRA did an analysis on this and there's a link to the ordinance in the article. The ordiance has a complete list of all banned "assult" weapons. Sorry for the bad news. Cook County sucks!:rant:

    I'm going to shoot in Will County over the Labor Day weekend where I don't have to put up with the additional nonsense.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009