Monday, July 29, 2013

Prohibited Persons and Revoking FOID Cards

Illinois has a firearm licensing sytem called FOID which is what you need to purchase, own or possess a firearm/ammo in this state.  According to state law, when one becomes a prohibited person, the police are supposed to come and take your FOID card.  We all know this doesn't regularly happen. Apparently the Cook Cnty police just discovered they're supposed to do this:
but there wasn’t a big push to do the same thing in the suburbs until now, Dart reportedly told the paper.

 The result?
 According to the paper, more than 3,000 people in Cook County have failed to surrender their revoked Firearm Owners Identification Card, or FOID, which is required to legally buy guns or ammunition.
So the police fail to do their job (until now) and thousands of potentially violent, mentally unstable or straw-purchasing individuals kept their licenses. This is the same PD Chief that supports banning all sorts of firearms and making MORE requirements that the police will not enforce. 
One more law would fix this, right? 

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Longhornjeff said...

I wonder if they will knock on JJjr's door and ask for his FOID and firearms?

Old NFO said...

Good point... Why NOW? Oh, maybe concealed carry???

Archer said...

Sure, one more law would fix this ... as long as that "one more law" says (in NO uncertain terms) that gun registries (including the entire FOID system) and gun bans are unconstitutional, are hereby repealed, records destroyed, and anyone trying to re-create them will face felony criminal charges.

How's that for "one more law"?

Awelowynt said...

When someone close to me had their FOID revoked (Minor story in itself - BS mental health reason), the State police called them and asked them to come down to the local office and turn it in.

You can bet your ass they got a receipt written out for it, too.