Illinois adds another useless gun law as gun violence mounts


Pat Quinn

While gun violence in the Windy City continues to mount, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new gun-control measure into law on Sunday, which stiffens what are already perceived as some of the nation’s strictest laws.

The legislation expands background checks to include gun sales between private parties and requires owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 72 hours.

“Guns are a plague on too many of our communities,” Quinn, a Democrat, said in a statement according to Townhall. “Making sure guns do not fall into the wrong hands is critical to keeping the people of Illinois safe. This commonsense law will help our law enforcement crack down on crime and make our streets safer.”

Under existing law, prospective firearm purchasers must obtain an Illinois state police-issued firearm owners identification, known as a FOID, after passing a criminal and mental health screening procedure. The seller is then required to check that the FOID is still valid. Now private seller will have to go through the same procedure.

Over the same weekend, Chicagoland shootings claimed the lives of 6 while injuring another 27. It’s a safe bet that few, if any, of the firearms used in these shootings were obtained legally, and the bill signed into law would have no effect.

Watch the ABC-7 Chicago affiliate news coverage, courtesy of The Washington Free Beacon.


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