January 26th, 2012 12:38 PM
Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago
Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago « CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) – Significantly more Chicagoans are arming themselves with guns.
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.
January 26th, 2012 01:05 PM
If the guns are being sold to Chicagoans, without permits to have them in the city, they do face prosecution. But I agree with the NRA spokesman quoted in the article:
Todd Vandermyde, a legislative liaison for the National Rifle Association, said he believes Chicagoans are getting FOID cards to comply with state law but are snubbing their noses at the city ordinance because they believe the registration process is too onerous.
“They’re taking their chances with the city,” he said. “It’s just an ordinance violation.”
Officials said the statewide number of FOID card holders and applications for cards has also risen in recent years.
Good for them! Eventually, as Chicagoans and other Illinois residents come to their collective senses, they will pass a law with a large enough majority, that Chicago won't be able to claim home rule...
C'mon Windy City! Git 'r' done!
It could be worse!
January 26th, 2012 02:13 PM
They finally got rid of Daley. Now if they could just get rid of Madigan, IL. would probably get on board with the rest of the country.
January 26th, 2012 02:20 PM
I think they may be waking up and realize that other States actually trust their residents with the ability to carry a firearm for protection.I gotta be honest,up until Kansas was talking about getting a concealed carry law about 6 or 7 years ago I didn't realize people could carry without having some kind of good reason like Jewelry salesman,or carrying large sums of cash.
With all the news about armed citizens defending themselves lately I think more people that were in the dark are now seeing the light
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
January 26th, 2012 03:01 PM
Unless ALL the corrupt Chicago officials get booted to the curb by the voters, there will never be any serious legislation on carry permits and a relaxation on gun ownership.
My wife is from Illinois so we are quite aware of the laws concerning guns. Most people outside of Chicago are very gun friendly but as I stated above, Chicago rules the Land of Lincoln, lock, stock and barrel.
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January 26th, 2012 03:09 PM
Well, if they are ever needed, they will probably be needed there first!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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