Shore Galleries Wins the Fight to Open New Gun Range in Lincolnwood!

A decades long battle has drawn to a close as Shore Galleries was issued, under court order, a building permit to construct a 10 lane shooting range on the 2nd floor over their existing gun store.

Shore Galleries attempted to relocate to the manufacturing district but there was outcry from local antigun Northshore residents. Shore then applied to expand it’s current location and in response the village of Lincolnwood changed its’ zoning laws to prevent the expansion.  Shore galleries sued the village and won.

Here is hoping to a new North Shore Illinois gun range coming soon.

Shore Galleries is located at 3318 W. Devon Ave, Lincolnwood, Illinois.


BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the State of Illinois on JUly 12t, 2016, on behalf of two foster parents, alleging deprivation of civil rights under color of law.The lawsuit is joined by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) on behalf of Kenneth and Colleen Schults in U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Named as a defendant in the case is George H. Sheldon, in his official capacity as director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS).

The complaint contends that Mr. and Mrs. Schults have been denied their rights because IDCFS policy substantially prohibits foster parents, and those who would like to be foster parents, from possessing firearms for the purpose of self-defense. This violates their constitutional rights under the Second Amendment.

“After the number of times we’ve had to take legal action in Illinois, including our landmark U.S. Supreme Court Second Amendment victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago six years ago, one would think the state would have wised up by now,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “But here we are again, working with ISRA, fighting for the rights of law-abiding citizens in that state.”

SAF and its co-plaintiffs seek to establish that the state’s restrictions on the possession and carrying of firearms by foster parents is unconstitutional under both the Second and Fourteenth amendments.

“It was our legal action against Chicago’s handgun ban that incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment,” Gottlieb recalled. “It was another of our lawsuits that forced the State Legislature to adopt a concealed carry statute in Illinois. Now we’re in court to make sure that the state cannot discriminate against foster parents who merely wish to exercise the rights we’ve restored in Illinois.”

New Illinois Firearm Business Directory Launched has launched a new business directory, sponsored by Alpha Koncepts Firearm Training, specifically for businesses within the firearm industry or other businesses which may benefit firearm owners.  The business directory includes firearm dealers, firearm instructors, gunsmiths, attorneys, and more.

The business directory is absolutely free to use, including free to list your business.  Feel free to list your business today, or to find your new dealer or new gunsmith or build a relationship with a new attorney today!



Manhattan Illinois Gun Smith Burglary

A gunsmith located in Manhattan Illinois was burglarized the night of July 31st or early morning of August 1st, 2016.  In addition to the Manhattan, Illinois police department, Will County Sheriff’s police, New Lenox, Mokena, and Frankfort also assisted.

One suspect was apprehended and the police concluded their search.

Gun control advocates claim that additional gun control laws will curb violence. However, criminals don’t buy their firearms legally, as proof from this story.