Tag Archives: Class

Gun Charge Dismissed Due to Chicago’s Lack of Gun Ranges

I apologize for the use of a news clip from Fox — the written article isn’t much better but they were the first to break the story.

Here’s the skinny: Jesus Duenas, a FOID card holder, purchases a handgun after the ban is lifted. He does not immediately obtain a Chicago Firearms Permit. In an unrelated incident, neighbors call police to complain about noise and the police use this opportunity to shake him down. They confiscate the handgun after entering the home without a warrant and charge him with having an unregistered firearm.

The judge dismisses the gun charge because the city of Chicago does not have a gun range and this is why Duenas was unable to comply with the ordinance.

Although the fact that there are CFP holders in Chicago this bit of information seems to be lost on the Fox news anchors. It’s at least good for a laugh.

In all seriousness I hope to get some more details on this case and hopefully from a better journalistic source.

Chicago Firearms Class Instruction at Illinois Gun Works

ChicagolandSportBikes.com member “Trinitrogen” shares with us his experience in taking the Chicago Firearms Course at Illinois Gun Works.

It was actually quite interesting. The focus of the class is almost exclusively laws that govern firearms in Illinois and Chicago. There was basically nothing for a beginner shooter, but there are other classes for that.

I took it at Illinois Gun Works on Friday from 1pm to 6. Four hours in the class, and “one hour” on the range. The instructor apparently was one of the guys who actually wrote the new ordinance, and designed it knowing that concealed carry will be coming in the next couple of years. He is a former Marine Force Recon, and then spent 25 years as a Chicago homicide, and has that wonderful lack of political correctness you’d expect from a retired Chicago police.

See the full story here.