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Ahh, Chicago

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by etrain16, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What a wonderful place. I spent last week in and around the Chicago metro area for a training class for work. It's nice knowing you are heading to one of the most dangerous cities in the country, and can't carry your concealed weapon for protection. What a wonderful place.

    Since Illinois won't recognize any other state's CHL (Oregon must have taken that idea from their playbook) and won't issue a carry permit to non-residents, you're just completely hosed if you travel there. To top it off, I was travelling light, not checking my bag, which meant no knives or anything else for defense on my person.

    So, I did the best I could do, I ordered some cheap blades on Amazon and had them shipped to my hotel - they were waiting for me when I got there. I brought a pocket sharpener and they quickly sharpened up - really sharp, I cut my finger :(. Also got a decent, yet inexpensive Stanley pocket tool - all of this shipped, for less than the cost of a checked bag. And, at the end of the trip, I just grabbed a small box and shipped them back to myself. The whole deal was less than the cost of one checked bag. Not a bad alternative, and at least I got to have something on me during my time there.

    2 Pack Knives - $4.50 shipped (free on Prime) - really decent quality for the price, better than I expected, and great for the short use I needed them for:

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    Stanley Multi-Tool - $12.10 shipped (free with Prime) - also pretty darn decent quality and came with a belt pouch:

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    I was originally just planning to toss them out, but it only cost me $6 to ship them back home. So, there you have it, under $25 to have a usable multi-tool and 2 half-decent knives as some kind of defense when in the Chicago area. And since I wasn't in the physical city of Chicago most of the time, I didn't have to worry about the blade length on the larger knife.

    Oh, and it would appear they really only ban one kind of gun in the area - I saw these signs everywhere - they don't say all guns/firearms are prohibited :rolleyes: Maybe I would have been okay carrying my M&P - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong (I may be), but isn't that a silhouette of a Beretta 92? The forward curved grip is throwing me a bit:

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  2. jackrv

    jackrv Wood Village, Oregon Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Yep, could be. That or a Taurus 92:rolleyes:
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've looked at both - I'm not seeing the type of forward curvature in the design of either. Maybe it's meant to be more generic? Either way, I read that as no full sized semi-autos allowed ;) All others, have at it!!!
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Same thing at IKEA... they ban 92's, good thing I carry a Glock... good to go! :D
     
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  5. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    It's a Cheetah
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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Muzzle is wrong... must be a ninetycheetah. :D
     
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