Illinois bill proposes cigarette-style warning labels on guns

Illinois bill proposes cigarette-style warning labels on guns
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[Ed. – The idea isn’t new — in fact it was proposed in 2018 by genius David Hogg — but it’s as silly and offensive as ever.]

In a bid to deter people from owning guns, an Illinois legislator proposed an amendment to Illinois Bill HB 96 that seeks to send a cigarette-style warning for guns to everyone who purchases a firearm and all holders of an FOID- Firearm Owner Identification Card.

Warning: The presence of a firearm in the home has been associated with an increased risk of death to self and others, including increased risk of suicide, death during domestic violence incidents, and unintentional deaths to children and others.

It’s a blatant attempt to deter people from purchasing guns. Once again, they’ve come up with something that affects only the law abiding gun owner, not the jerk who wants to cause death and mayhem.

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But HB 96 isn’t just about labels:

The NRA-ILA writes (emphasis mine),

“This amendment would criminalize private transfers, require local law enforcement to obtain warrants to seize firearms from holders of revoked Firearm Owner’s Identification Cards (FOID), and make the process to apply for a FOID card more expensive and cumbersome by requiring applications be made in person with Illinois State Police (ISP).”

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