JJJ is also currently seeking mental health treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for Bipolar Disorder. Hope he is feeling better but here's the crux of the matter, since he has now been in a mental health institution w/i the last five years, according to the FOID act, he is ineligible to possess a FOID card or firearms w/i this state:
Note: this is for initially obtaining one.
(iv) He or she has not been a patient in a mental
institution within the past 5 years and he or she has not been adjudicated as a mental defective;
So that begs the question (one of many): Are the Illinois State Police going to revoke his FOID card as required by the act(sec8-e) or is he going to receive preferential treatment?
Update: here's sect 8E:
Sec. 8. The Department of State Police has authority to deny an application for or to revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under this Act only if the Department finds that the applicant or the person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance:As a resident of Chicago (according to the IL State Board of Elections), are his firearms stored at his home?
(e) A person who has been a patient of a mental institution within the past 5 years or has been adjudicated as a mental defective;
If so, does he have a Chicago Firearms Permit and/or registrations and will they be revoked by the city?
If not, where are they stored? Elsewhere in Il or at his out of state residence while attending the Hill?
Since he has called for bans on handguns and semi-auto firearms, does he own any of the firearms he wants to deny others?
I think these are all relevant and important questions to have answered.
And another issue is the response by the anti-gun groups like the ICHV or Brady Campaign. They go on about keeping guns away from people w/ mental health issues. Will they now be hypocrites now that one of their pet politicians falls under that category or will they call for him to dispose of his firearms? What is Chicago Mayor and MAIG member Emanual going to say? Will he call JJJ out or will he cover for him just like his predecessor Daley did for Alderman Mell?
I think we at least know the answers to those.