Here’s hoping Illinois Supreme Court strikes down Firearm Owners ID card

Here’s hoping Illinois Supreme Court strikes down Firearm Owners ID card

Illinois Supreme Court Building in Springfield Finally, there is a very real chance that the Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Act will be declared unconstitutional and struck down by the state Supreme Court. This antiquated law is no longer required. There are enough background check procedures for firearm purchases. The FOID law is a violation of our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. That amendment does not stipulate that Illinois residents must complete and submit an application to own a firearm or ammunition and pay a fee for the “privilege.” Question: Do Chicago gang members apply for FOID cards to legally own their weapons? Of course not. Do they buy ammunition at licensed gun shops? Of course not. They would have to show a FOID card. SEND LETTERS TO: letters@suntimes.com . Please include your neighborhood or hometown and a phone number for verification purposes. Letters should be approximately 350 words or less. But not having a FOID card doesn’t seem to prevent gang members from possessing weapons and ammunition. FOID is just a money grab by the State. It’s time to be rid of the FOID requirement in Illinois, putting our state in line with other states that don’t require such a card. If the Illinois State Supreme Court does not strike down the FOID requirement, I hope the U.S. Supreme Court will. Chris Berney, Schaumburg Who says Chicago wants to dump the Drive? At Wednesday’s Chicago City Council meeting, the most bogus argument made for renaming Lake […]

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