Gun Confiscation begins in Chicago....

Submitted by Charles Gossett on 1/20/02. ( Marl4570@aol.com ) 64.12.97.7

Confiscation of Registered Guns Begins in Illinois


Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit. This elite squad, operated jointly by the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, supposedly exists to identify illegal gunrunners. However, information gained by the ISRA makes it clear that the CAGE unit is targeting law-abiding citizens, not criminal gunrunners.
The Chicago Police Department and the Illinois State Police have teamed up to make good on Mayor Daley's pledge that, if it were up to him, nobody would have a gun. Daley and his elite "CAGE" unit are apparently taking advantage of gun privacy loopholes to pinpoint certain individuals for inclusion in the confiscation program.

The ISRA is following up on leads in one case that has disturbing implications. An elderly first-generation Chicago resident was recently paid a visit by an Illinois State Police trooper. After asking to come inside the man's home, the trooper asked if the man owned a gun - to which he replied yes. The trooper then directed the individual to surrender the firearm. The man complied with the officer's demand and the trooper left with the gun. And the story gets better...

The gun in question was purchased legally by the man in the 1970s shortly after he became a U.S. citizen. When Chicago's infamous gun registration scheme went into effect in the early 1980s, the man registered the firearm as per the requirement. However, over the years, the fellow apparently forgot to re-register the firearm, and forgot to renew his Illinois FOID Card.

So...what does this all mean?

In the last edition of The Illinois Shooter, we reported on the activities of a shady taskforce known as the Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit. This elite squad, operated jointly by the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, supposedly exists to identify illegal gunrunners. However, information gained by the ISRA makes it clear that the CAGE unit is targeting law-abiding citizens, not criminal gunrunners.

Thanks to a ruling by a liberal federal judge, the CAGE unit now has the name of every single person in the United States who, since 1992, lawfully purchased more than one handgun in the period of a week. The CAGE unit also has all the makes, models and serial numbers of those guns. In essence, the Chicago Police Department is now registering guns and gun owners nationwide.

The ISRA has also learned that the CAGE unit has compiled a list of families where more than one person in that family holds a FOID card. Acting on that information, the CAGE unit is now contacting gun shops where those families have shopped, and is illegally registering all guns purchased by those families.

Now, it appears that the CAGE unit is scrubbing Chicago's gun registration list against the list of FOID card holders. Indications are that folks who have let their registrations and FOIDs lapse will have their guns confiscated. We have to wonder how long it will be until state troopers show up at the doors to confiscate the guns of non-Chicago residents who have let their FOIDs expire.

More later as this story develops.

Source: Illinois State Rifle Association

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Chicago

This response submitted by Steve R. Gossard on 1/21/02. ( gossard@gtelco.net ) 209.197.25.86

Is chicago now in Russia? What the heck is this law all about. Seems to me a lot of new laws are made just to make it easyer for law to prosicute anyone. They make it a crime to do this and that and it always catches the innocent. meanwhile the guilty parties find loop holes because of the same laws and cost more and more tax payers money. it seem to me that people need to vote this dude out of office and take a bigger part in there rights and freedoms.


sounds

This response submitted by michael sestak on 1/21/02. ( ) 152.163.188.198

pretty bad to me from here, but have you notified the local press, 60 minutes, 48 hours, the nra, all the sporting magazines etc..
seems to me the more press the better.
i am now in my 20th year as a correctional officer and gun laws do not work to put criminals away, i see the same folks (punks) time and again in for firearms charges and they just keep getting slapped, this also includes shooting at people (but not actually hitting them) so of course the charge is plea bargained down to a lesser offense, it will never stop and our rights will continually go away.
why...because even after sept. 11th, our government still has no idea what the words freedom or security mean...and if you want to prove this, tell your senators and congressmen what is going on in chicago and see what happens....sad isnt it.


Welcome to the new Leftist States of America

This response submitted by Matt C on 1/21/02. ( ) 207.144.243.26

This is what we get for allowing the Socialist/Liberals. AKA Democrats for being in any ofrm of office. This just backs up my belief that before long gun owners in A,erica will have to fight for our right to own guns..And I DONT mean with a ballot box.

As evident with Randy Weaver in Idaho and the Davidians in Texas and thousands of other cases that get covered up by the bif time media. The Govt wants our guns. No matter what some pussyfoote, pantywasted Politiian will tel you i.e., Al Gore, Daschle, etc, etc, etc, They all want our guns. Look at what the UN is doing. They are applying sanctions and higher trade taxes to any counrty that allows citizens to own guns. How long until the U.S> gives in to the UN? I make a prediction that the next Democrat AKA Socialist Prez we have in office will force the US to submit to the UN and it's gun control whims. I for one will not...As Charleton Heston said..."From my cold DEAD Hands"


Sounds a little strange to me

This response submitted by Kelly on 1/23/02. ( ) 152.163.189.103

Since you can get an FID card for things like mace/pepper spray, etc. I don't know........I'm a bit skeptical on this whole scenario.


2nd Ammendment

This response submitted by Lance on 1/23/02. ( ) 198.209.35.1

So, what is the point? The second ammendment is the right to bear arms so we can.......defend ourselves against hostile countries, defend our persons against individuals? NOPE! It is to defend ourselves against our own government going corrupt. If a nation's population does not have the ability to defend itself, then how easy is it to control?


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