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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Illinois police seek authority to search homes for guns based on FOID card revocation



I’m very confused; I thought law enforcement officers already could do that VIA A COURT ORDER. I know of more than one instance when a local judge ordered guns removed for cause, but allowed the defendants’ attorneys to arrange for the sale of the guns so the defendants could pay legal fees. 

Are Illinois lawmen and lawmakers trying to make it possible for police to arbitrarily SEARCH homes of those with FOID revocations WITHOUT the due process of a court issued search warrant?  Having a FOID does not automatically mean someone OWNS A GUN.  For instance, I could not legally take my adult daughter to the range before she obtained a FOID card.  She had a good time at the range, but she never did buy herself a gun.  (BTW, she no longer needs a FOID; she now lives in WISCONSIN.)

There is also the issue of when a household has two or more people with FOID cards.  Does law enforcement plan on confiscating guns from all residents of a home based on the FOID revocation of one?


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