Thursday, May 31, 2012

I become a gun-slinging felon under Illinois law at midnight.


My Illinois FOID expires 6/1/2012.  I sent in my renewal well ahead of the deadline.  In the weeks since then, nothing has come in the mail. I tried to comply with the letter and intent of this silly law but the Illinois State Police dragging their feet on FOID renewals are making felons out of all Illinois gun owners.


Am I worried about a SWAT team kicking in my door and shooting my three cats and me while we sleep?  Nah, I am flying the white flag of surrender over my front door and I have my big-dollar pro-gun-attorney, Molon Labe and Associates, on autopilot.  Besides, the Illinois State Police are so inept that they would probably get the address wrong and raid one of the neighboring homes. 


5 comments:

Crustyrusty said...

Meh. I burned mine. Don't need one in the Commonwealth.

Hope you're well, Zack.

THE FISHING MUSICIAN said...

I think I know a very experienced criminal trial lawyer from Texas who would volunteer to sign on to assist your lawyers for free should the forces of the state bear down on you. He'd have to work with an attorney licensed in your state, but I'm pretty sure he'd do it for free, just on general principals.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Crusty, my health is good and the flowers are blooming; life is good.

El Fisho, I sure do appreciate those good thoughts. I sure wish I could talk the wife into just moving to Texas.

Thanks guys. It will all work out; sooner or later.

Arthur B. Burnett said...

Greetings from Texas,
Callendar crime. At a garage sale a few years ago I bought an ammo box of armor percing 30-06 in Garand clips. About a year latter the law changed. It is still leagle to own AP but was against the law to transport it, buy or sell it. (at least it was for a while)

I swear, you blink and the laws change.

Arthur B. Burnett said...

Greetings from Texas,
OOPS!
I ment to say it is not against the law to own AP, at least I don't think it is.
I gots to start checking these better before I send.