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Blair Holt gun control bill rehashed

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

    Sep 3, 2001
  2. Don

    Don Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    1. Illinois already has a registration in progress. In order to have a weapon in the home, or even to look at ammunition for said weapon, you must have a Firearms Owners ID (FOID). You can use your weapon to protect your family and your home; but when you do so, if they discover that you don't have a FOID, you will find yourself subject to criminal prosecution.

    Of course, you can always cross the state line into Missouri, and buy your weapons and ammunition without a FOID. Just don't give any authorities a reason to suspect you have weapons and/or ammunition and therefore ask to see your FOID.

    2) The author of this legislation is from Illinois, and has apparently recognized this inherent flaw in the Illinois law (being able to buy guns/ammo elsewhere).

    3) The major logic problem with this legislation is this:
    Someone help me out here: when an automobile is used for illegal purposes, how often does tracking it back to its owner actually result in the owner being guilty of the crime that caused the authorities to track the vehicle?

    And that's where this logic fails. If someone reports that their weapon, legally obtained and registered under this legislation, is stolen and it's subsequently used in a crime, then how does this bill prevent said crime from happening? Or protect the law-abiding citizens of this country? They track the weapon back to its original owner, find out it was reported stolen...and then what?

    Seriously, help me out. I cannot think of a single way that this legislation will benefit law-abiding citizens.

    Worse, this article references the incident which started this legislation ... but nowhere does it mention how the shooter obtained the weapon that was used. It merely identifies that it was a gang-related shooting...which begs the question, when was the last time you heard of gang members legally obtaining guns?

    This is simply legislation to make someone feel like someone is doing something, when it accomplishes nothing. I can only hope that the last few paragraphs are true, and that this legislation will continue to be ignored by the large majority of our elected representatives.
  3. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    If we are lucky!!

    Unfortunately, too many times the "intended" purpose is never realized, and/or the "unintended" consequences create more problems than the original "problem"!

    But then, this is typical of most liberal legislation, and too much non-liberal legislation.