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.
YES, it is a FACT, “If your FOID card has expired, no matter how recently, you can still be charged with felony possession of a weapon.”
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.