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Old January 11, 2013, 12:25 AM   #101
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Illinois already has a pre-license. It's called a Firearm Owner's Identification. The State Police does a background check, and issues the "license". A person in IL cannot possess a firearm or ammunition without a FOID. We can sell FTF in a private sale, but both parties must have a FOID.
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Old January 11, 2013, 01:45 AM   #102
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The first step in total gun control is a national data base. That is exactly what happened when I lived in NYC. I bought an HK91 when they were "allowed" and a year later I get a letter from the Firearms Control Board saying the HK91 is now considered illegal and I need to turn it in.
A friend of mine thought he could just ignore the letter and several weeks later 6 police officer knocked on his door and took his "assault" weapon away, a weapon that was bought legally until the same Senators and Congressman who are protected by fully automatic weapons decided citizens should not have guns. The same Senators and Congressman who have a total Health Plan ( a Health Plan that is complete with even dental and is passed down to the Senators/Congressman's children at our expense)that is not allowed for the common Joe. My friend was told he would have been arrested if the letter was send certified and the police could prove he signed for it and received it.The few people who can have a license to carry in NYC, like Donald Trump, are obviously more important than the ordinary Joe.
Once they know WHO owns a gun they can come for them. Right now it is assault weapons and semi-auto pistols but like England,France, etc they will come for all guns. It is just a matter of time.
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Old January 11, 2013, 08:03 AM   #103
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From what I read, Connecticut had a prelicense for handguns. You take it home and never bring it out until yo get another license.

I used to hear stories of people with carry permits from neighboring states accidently crossing state lines and getting arrested. But those were stories I had heard.
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Old January 12, 2013, 05:33 AM   #104
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The few people who can have a license to carry in NYC, like Donald Trump, are obviously more important than the ordinary Joe.
Correction, Trump and others are more well-connected, not more important.
Every decent person in this nation is as important and as deserving of rights and liberties as anyone else.
Any distinction of relative importance is what this debate, and others regarding basic rights, feeds upon.
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:05 AM   #105
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:06 AM   #106
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Correction, Trump and others are more well-connected, not more important.
Clearly you did not ask them.
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:53 AM   #107
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Old January 12, 2013, 01:20 PM   #108
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"All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others."
- George Orwell, Animal Farm
Almost, but not quite.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm


And then there's this.

“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm


Please note, I'm not saying Barak Obama is a communist. If you study any real political theory, even as little as reading The Communist Manifesto, you'll see that the true communists don't claim him either. He's what they call Bourgeois socialism.
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