Good news breaking out all over. Alec Baldwin gets to sweat a felony in New Mexico. Purchasing some ammo today didn’t result in an ammo background check at a notable retailer. And I’m saving the best for last: The Illinois State Police have taken down the ammunition caliber tracking function from their ammo background check page!
Yes, it’s true.
It’s gone, as you can see in the screen capture above taken moments ago.
As you might remember from a couple of weeks ago, it was a very different place.
What cased this about-face by ISP? Well, some on Reddit credit State Rep. Amy Elik for the change.
She contacted the Illinois State Po-po and asked “by what authority are you collecting ammunition caliber on your ammo purchase background check page.” That’s not a direct quote, but you get the idea.
They didn’t have a good answer, but they did the right thing and pulled it off.
Kudos for ISP doing the right thing. Obviously they did it before Gov. Pritzker’s people intervened and told them to “leave it up and let them sue us to make us take it down.”