On Feb 14th,2008, a former student went into a hall at N. Ill Univ and started shooting. He had a shotgun and several handguns on him that he purchased through FFL dealers. FOID card, background checks, etc.
In response, the Illinois Council on Handgun Violence (ICHV) a Joyce foundation puppet group and their own puppet the ICPGV (also Joyce funded) , a pushing to end the 'Private Sale Loophole', make FFL dealers acquire another license to sell handguns, and stop Concealed Carry.
As 45Superman put it:
I note that Thom didn't try to explain how any of those laws would have hindered, much less prevented, the NIU rampage. A rare bit of good sense on his part, since there is no way he could have pulled it off.
This is the same kind of thing that was promoted after the VT shooting. A bunch of laws/restrictions that had no relation to how the shooter got his guns or how the institution responded.
Not only that, but they continue to deliberately lie to their members and the public in order to get these laws passed.
Right now in Illinois, anyone - including gang members, people with severe mental illness, and domestic violence offenders - can buy a gun from a private seller with no questions asked.
As shown in the links, we've covered this fabrication several times yet they continue to push it.
So since none of these laws would have done ANYTHING to stop the NIU shooter, why are they associating them? Ah, right. They're following the advice of WH COS and fellow gun grabber, Rahm Emanual "Never let a serious crisis go to waste."