You’re going to love this. Beginning immediately, those who are victims of gun theft in Illinois will have 72 hours to notify police, or face being charged. Anti-gun activists believe it’s just fine, to victimize gun owners a second time, by charging them for it. Of course Illinois doesn’t require that gun owners inspect their firearms every three days, and the burden of proof is on the prosecution, to prove you didn’t report your stolen gun.
In some respects the law may not have teeth, but the state of Illinois is only an amendment away, from adding something even more nefarious. Or maybe you’d even face overzealous prosecutors.
The law would have you report the sale of your gun to police beforehand. Even when we know that criminals don’t care. Lawmakers who dislike the United States Constitution, and who admire how freedom is exercised in third world regimes, wouldn’t have it any other way. This is why you support your local pro gun organizations and NRA affiliates.
So, in summary, a bill that would have required that sex offender registration fees be used for programs intended to combat sex crimes, has instead morphed into a law that A) makes potential criminals of theft victims; B) sort of “requires” someone selling a gun to check with the state police [...]