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Maxon's says it's Chicagoland's Finest Gun Shop and Indoor Shooting Range.
Earlier this week liberal Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neal Steinberg went to Maxon's this week to by an AR-15 so-called assault rifle, presumably to show how easy it is to purchase such a weapon. The Orlando jihadi used that rifle to kill 49 gay night club patrons on Sunday.
And you know what? Maxon's wouldn't sell Steinberg an AR-15. In Illinois gun owners don't have to supply a reason for refusing to do so. Yes, they recognized Steinberg, but after being pushed the gun shop did inform the self-righteous lib why they pushed the "No Sale" button on their cash register: Like many media know-it-alls he has a history of alcohol abuse--but Steinberg also has a domestic battery arrest rap involving his spouse on his list of accomplishments.
Good for Maxon's.
But Steinberg still unloaded on gun shops anyway in his pissy-fit column.
Here's an ironic bit. Mike, the Maxon's sales rep who Steinberg worked with, clearly knows more about Chicago gun laws than the city's corporation counsel.
No, you cannot bring an AR-15 into Chicago's city limits. Despite the ban, the murder rate in some Chicago neighborhoods are at Third World levels.
If I need to buy a gun--and the Blogger Laureate of Illinois may have to if I keep venturing into violent neighborhoods--I'm going to Maxon's.