“A free people ought to be armed” -George Washington
Alarming reports coming out of Cook County, Illinois are exposing the Sheriff’s new agenda, a “team” of gun wielding officers going gun-owner door to gun-owner door and confiscating gun owner’s property & guns over expired FOID cards.
Of course, the Sheriff’s “team” is claiming this is not gun confiscation in America, nor are these raiding parties, but instead, proper justice for American criminals who decided to own guns and let their FOID cards expire. FOID Cards are valid for a period of 10 years, and forgetting your decade renewal date could mean the government forgetting your 2nd amendment privilege. Remember that Rights are inherent and self-evident, while privileges are granted.
According to the Sun Times-whom deserve thanks for reporting this story- Sheriff Tom Dart claims 3000 residents may have ignored or skipped an FOID card renewal, but continue to own firearms, and as of Tuesday, he’s going down the gun owner list to find homes for his “team” to visit and make sure FOID cards and guns are surrendered for those who have expired FOID cards.
As CBS-Chicago points out, the Sheriffs have confiscated 160 FOID cards and 160 guns so far, and went on to claim that Illinois residents and gun owners are happy guns are being confiscated because gun owners are unsafe.
FOID Cards refer to the Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Act, which requires all gun owning residents of Illinois to register themselves into a government database, and maintain a FOID card that authorizes them to own such property.
The Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Card Act states:
“Unless specifically exempted by statute, any Illinois resident who acquires or possesses firearm or firearm ammunition within the State must have in their possession a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card issued in his or her name. Non residents are not required to have a FOID card. New Illinois residents have sixty calendar days after obtaining an Illinois driver’s license or Illinois Identification Card to obtain a FOID card.”
The Firearm Owner’s Identification Act is allegedly Illinois’s way of making sure guns do not end up in the wrong hands.
Since criminals and those who are mentally ill-apparently the same category to government nowadays-will not register, those who own guns and do not have a FOID card can be more specifically targeted. And the criminals and mentally ill who do register into the Illinois gun owner database can be swiftly interrogated and arrested.
By putting every gun owner into a database, the Illinois government can also make sure they keep tabs on gun owners who go out of their way to comply with gun prohibitionist regulations and limits, a suspicious activity in itself.
It’s interesting to note that the Illinois FOID gun owner database is a database of Illinois gun owners who have complied with their law, regardless of how wrong it is, yet the Sheriff is utilizing the database to browse private data and addresses in search of criminals.This is government-logic at its finest.
To truly understand the government-logic here, imagine your state government passing a law to create a database of those who complied with the law, and then sending cops to the homes of those in the database, claiming they were searching for criminals.
The State passed this idiotic law on the premise that creating a database of law-abiding citizens would solve their state-created chaos and lead to the arrest of criminals.
George Orwell summarizes this famously in 1984:
“WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”