Sunday, April 29, 2007

Illinois Gun Grab

In the State of Illinois, there are a lot of Gummint-imposed requirements for legal gun-ownership. A cynic might argue that the number of rules is directly proportional to the hopes of the rule-makers that someone will break a rule.

After all, if you don't follow the rules, you're automatically "illegal." Then the rule-makers have you by the proverbial short hairs.

So we are not surprised to read this:

Illinois State Police troopers have been going door to door, confiscating legally registered guns because owners forgot to jump through deliberately onerous re-regulation hoops. A taskforce called the Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit has been working with other police agencies to disarm the Chicago populace. Its target is not criminal gunrunners, but law-abiding citizens who can be disarmed using loopholes and technicalities. Those who have allowed their Nazi-esque Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards to expire will be tracked down by bureaucrats and have their guns confiscated by the State.

Moonbattery's Van Helsing (our source here) headlines it "First Registration, Then Confiscation."

Which makes it crystal clear why so many folks go to such great lengths to purchase guns from other law-abiding citizens, not gun shops.

No registration.

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