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Thread: Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago

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    Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago
    As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, over the past two years, the city has seen a 16 percent spike in the number of people holding state Firearm Owner’s Identification Cards.[ ... ] About 122,000 people possessed FOID cards at the beginning of this year compared to 105,000 at the beginning of 2010, said Monique Bond, spokeswoman for the Illinois State Police.

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    Regular Member OC for ME's Avatar
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    So, about 1.25% of the adults in the People's Republic of Illinois have been granted permission to own. Good news.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

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    It's a start! A 22% jump is more than enough to use as a bellweather with respect to how it impacts crime.
    The 1st protects the 2nd, and the 2nd protects the 1st. GET THIS OR LOSE IT ALLl: 27-2=0. Our 2A is THE bellwether, and ain't none finer: Islamic Reality. Our Founding Fathers on Church and State. PC=ZERO.

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    If you let your card expire, the state can take your guns away. How are these cards considered constitutional? At all? Sounds like a good idea for a court case.

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    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
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    But, but, but, the Brady Campaign has been saying all year that FEWER people in the USA own guns, and fewer are buying guns.

    So either the Brady's are lying or the state of IL is making this data up.
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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