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ATA in Illinois

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by paul7177, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. paul7177

    paul7177 Member

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    I find it depressing that the ATA would locate all its facilities in Illinois.

    Illinois is one of the most anti-2nd Amendment states and is controlled by the Chicago area thugs.
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    The HELL you say .... If that depresses you just wait and you will be even more depressed here pretty damn soon ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. BigBadBob

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    Where else would they go? When Illinois built the WSRC at Sparta, I'm sure they knew what was happening to the original grounds in Ohio. There is no place else on the North American Continent big enough to handle the Grand. It only stands to reason to move there the way the Grand moved. It is more geographically centered in the country than Vandalia is. I know there is a huge sentimental reason for a lot of people. I never made it to Vandalia for a Grand, all I know is Sparta, and I for one would much rather drive an hour and a half to Sparta than th 8 hours to Vandalia. Sometimes change IS good.
     
  4. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing that with us Paul. Come back & whine anytime.
     
  5. running bear

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    Paul, Where have you been? Did you just wake up?
     
  6. missed some

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    This is year number seven. thanks for the heads up paul. what town in ohio are you from again
     
  7. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Paul, you give credence to the term "They live among us". Jake
     
  8. grntitan

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    I'm with Paul. Those bastards will be waiting at the State line to take your guns when you come to the Grand. If they don't get you there, they will pull you over for no reason and take them all. **Snicker**
     
  9. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Paul, take two aspirin and call me in the morning!

    Hauxfan!
     
  10. FRedmon

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    There are meds for that "depression".....


    FRedmon
     
  11. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we could have moved it to Long Island, Maryland,California or Hawaii! !
     
  12. Setterman

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    Or even worse yet......Michigan!
     
  13. Setterman

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    Sorry, the pot needed strirring.
     
  14. Palos shooter

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    I find it more depressing that Ohio did not step up and help find a place in there state to move the Grand to. Our ex governor Blago signed the papers for the OK to spend the 30 million dollars to build this great place ..I guess he did it so all us cheap trapshooters could have something to bitch about..Now that it is up and running and is a super facility can Anyone top it. Not very soon.
    I would be more worried about Osamma grabbing your guns..Be careful who you vote for next election so we all won"t be depressed..
    Vandalia was outgrown a lot of years ago..
    Do you remember searching for a parking space..sometimes
    I parked across the street. Spaces were so tight because the motorhomes took up lots of spaces..
    Planes in my shooting vision..runway lights and signs..people joy riding the People movers..
    No shade at the west end..
    I could go on but being 70 years old I am getting tired ..been there done that..
    Times change..the good old days are always better over a few scotches..
     
  15. BigM-Perazzi

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    Setterman, Setterman, Setterman.....



    Hehe
     
  16. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Well, there's always Zoloft.
     
  17. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Puuuleeeezzzeee!!

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  18. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Ryan was the Illinois Governor who greased the Sparta/WSRC wheels but Blago tried to take the credit. Both idiots are in jail now.
     
  19. nameisjoe

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    Palos,

    FYI

    They were shooting targets at the Cardinal Center before Sparta.
     
  20. Twinbirds

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    the cardinal is not large enough to accomodate the Grand.
     
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