The way that I read the ILLinois law is that it has to be a relative or person intimate with the gun owner. Not to say that they won't work to change that.What if one of the kids had said they knew where a neighbor has guns and could get them? Should the 'extreme risk order' then be used to take the neighbor's guns, so the kids couldn't get them?
The sad part is, a D/L/P would likely say it was a completely rational idea.
They way that I read the course of events, the most that LE should have done is notify the relative with the firearms and suggest that they take additional steps to secure them...change combination of the safe, buy a safe, etc. and that they could be liable if they were warned and failed to act.Seriously! It's time we circle the wagons.
And as soon as someone truly resists they will say, see we told you so, they are all crazy.
I almost pulled a muscle reading your post...my knee was jerking so bad!.
We have several constants in this world.
One of them is if it involves lawmakers, enforcement of those laws and common sense
someone is really going to do something stupid before it is all over.
I have no faith in those who make the laws. As a matter of fact they are all idiots.
I have sympathy for the police because they are damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Everyone on the planet can be a better police officer than those who are. It's an internet fact.
We have a disease that is undiagnosed in our country and it is called "The knee-jerk reaction disease".
The result of it is we don't know what to do so we do everything.
A child gets hurt on a swing in a park. Big deal. I got hurt so many times I can't remember.
These days they sue the maker of the swing, tear down the swing, close the park, and make laws
that say swings are illegal.
This situation would be laughable if it wasn't so stupid. People with no clue trying to rule the world.
I also think it just might be proof we have already lost.
As for the crazies in my family. We have a few but none of them are me.
I swear, it isn't me.
Just ask me.
Do you remember when President Obama whined about corporate executives showing up to meetings in private jets? That wasn't good for airplane manufacturers, many of which are located here in the Air Capital!I wonder if these people ever wonder what the impact on the world economy would be if guns were outlawed
for private ownership. Would not need so many gun manufacturers. Would put a LOT of people out of work from
machinists to gun store owners. I wonder what the annual machine tool consumption for gun manufacturers is?
I've been in Ruger in Mayodan NC, they have a BUNCH and that's just one Ruger plant.
Mining, foundries, it's a LOT of people.
I remember Nobama preaching the salvation of people of the middle east during the "Arab Spring". We these people
going to go to their government and ask for guns so they could overthrow the government? Would
have been no "Arab Spring" without guns.
Might need to have an "American Freedom Spring" some time. No? Then what?
All the Best,
This totally ignores all of the major principals of our Criminal Justice System.From the article:
The man from whom the weapons were confiscated was cooperative, though miffed at having to surrender his firearms when he had done nothing wrong. Hanley said he understood the gun owner’s concerns, and said he’ll be able to go through the courts to secure return of his weapons at a future date.
What's wrong with this picture?
This sounds like civil asset forfeiture in drug cases. No charges, no conviction, no problem--you lose your cash and property.This totally ignores all of the major principals of our Criminal Justice System.
Never charged with a crime, never even suspected of a crime, this man must now "go through the courts to secure return" of his lawful property.