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    CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- "Bubba" Ludwig can't walk, talk or open the refrigerator door -- but he does have his very own Illinois gun permit.

    The 10-month-old, whose given name is Howard David Ludwig, was issued a firearm owner's identification card after his father, Howard Ludwig, paid the $5 fee and filled out the application, not expecting to actually get one.

    The card lists the baby's height (2 feet, 3 inches), weight (20 pounds) and has a scribble where the signature should be. (Watch Bubba use his gun permit as a teething ring )

    With some exceptions, the cards are required of any Illinois residents purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition within the state. There are no age restrictions on the cards, an official said.

    Illinois State Police oversee the application process. Their purpose, said Lt. Scott Compton, is to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, those under an order of protection and those convicted of domestic violence.

    "Does a 10-month-old need a FOID card? No, but there are no restrictions under the act regarding age of applicants," he said.

    Ludwig, 30, of Chicago, applied for the card after his own father bought Bubba a 12-gauge Beretta shotgun as a gift. The weapon will probably be kept at Ludwig's father's house until the boy is at least 14.

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    The article fails to mention, even the DNR recommends getting FOID cards for any children while hunting regardless of specific age. Although, not a requirement in all cases, possession of the FOID card by the minor eliminates many potential legal and wildlife code violations that although rare, could be used against you.

    Hunting aside, Possession of the FOID by all minors in a home exempts the homeowners from criminal prosecution for allowing access to firearms in the home.

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    whoops..my bad. And I'm a volentary member of the re-post police, to! Oh well, at least I still hold my tittle as teh grammer nazi! :P

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