We complied with every intent and letter of Illinois gun-law for our long lives and the politicians forever want more from the honest citizens to compensate for the state’s impotence against criminals.
Below is a clip I took from an email from a friend.
“Armed, law-abiding citizens in 49 states are first responders. Unarmed, law-abiding Illinois citizens are first victims.”
“All gun store (FFL) sales entail NICS background checks. Over 80% of gun show sales are by FFLs and they run background checks before transferring a firearm. You cannot "buy a gun over the Internet" without going through an FFL and a background check.”
“Illinois FOID law effectively imposes universal background checks for all legal firearm sales. The rules on the back of the card are clear. A private seller can only transfer a gun to another person with a FOID card (i.e. recipient is certified by Illinois State Police to be a legal gun buyer/owner). And you have to keep a record of the sale for ten years. There is no "gun show loophole" in Illinois because a FOID card is the background check. That said, how effective are "universal background checks" in reducing Chicago's gun violence (not to mention the "assault weapons ban" in Cook County)?”