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    Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/01/...ar-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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    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 First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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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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    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.
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