Dan E

Dan E
Dan has owned Maxon Shooter's Supplies since 2015, and came into the firearms industry after a 20+ year career in commodity futures trading. In his own words, he got into this business because “I saw Maxon as a great opportunity. I liked what was already being done, but thought I could make it even better.” He is also the founder, and first president, of the Illinois firearms dealer association FFL-IL. FFL-IL was founded in response to relentless attacks against Federal Firearm Licensees by anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment groups, and they are dedicated to preserving the gun rights of all lawful Illinois residents by ensuring gun stores and ranges are not regulated out of business.

Recent Posts

Why is the ammo shortage lasting so long?

By Dan E

And why is ammo so expensive?! The short answer: Economics, and a supply/demand imbalance. The more important question to us, and probably our…

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Bad Reporting on Illinois Gun Sales by CNN

By Dan E

This morning’s report by CNN Business on Illinois Gun Sales Surging is very poor reporting. The author misinterpreted NICS background check totals by…

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Continuing The Fight To End The Cook County Firearms and Ammo Tax

By Dan E

On January 14, oral arguments were heard in the 1st District Appellate Court on the Cook County Second Amendment Tax. If you would like a textbook…

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Marijuana In Illinois & FOID Cards | What you need to know

By Dan E

Recreational Marijuana is now legal in Illinois, and medical cannabis has been legal since 2013. We have seen all kinds of misinformation spread…

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We have finished some MAJOR upgrades, come check them out!

By Dan E

The rifle range renovation is (mostly) complete! There are some cosmetic details like re-surfacing the floor, which we will complete soon, but the…

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My Thoughts on the GDL Rule-Making Public Hearing

By Dan E

Following up on our post 'The ISP Have Issued Impractical & Incoherent Rules for Gun Dealer Licensing' I wanted to talk about my observations of the…

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The ISP Have Issued Impractical & Incoherent Rules for Gun Dealer Licensing

By Dan E

And gun stores across the state are already closing their doors. Don't worry though, we are not closing our doors anytime soon. In late August, the…

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CCL Renewal Application Delays Are Still A Problem | NBC 5 Covers it

By Dan E

Chris Coffey from NBC 5 Investigates Stopped by Maxon Apparently he got a tip a few weeks ago about the extreme delays gun owners are facing in…

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Deerfield's Assault Weapons Ban Appeal DISMISSED

By Dan E

Background In April of 2018 Deerfield trustees unanimously approved an ordinance that banned the possession, sale, and manufacture of "assault…

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SB1966: The "FUBAR FOID Act" Passes 62-52

By Dan E

"Fix the FOID" or, as we now refer to it, the "FUBAR FOID Act" passed out of the House today on a 62-52 vote, and that was with 8 democrats voting…

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