The Pritzker team in Chicago has already mapped out the next steps in their war on gun owners in the state. They got their crown jewel of gun control passed in the dead of night last January by anti-gun Democrats in the General Assembly, along with a Democrat-lite or two in the Republican party.
Part of the so-called “Protect Illinois Communities Act” is the gun registration component that literally 99.8% of gun owners continue to ignore. The window for registration closes on December 31st, but the kind folks over at the Illinois State Police (ISP) plan to leave the “registry” open after that.
Why? Well, if you knew what was coming next, you would understand their magnanimity.
So what is next? Following a mass-casualty incident, especially if it happens in the Land of Lincoln, the Governor will announce a plan to “close the existing owner loophole.” Their words, not ours.
Governor Pritzker will back legislation to call for those who have registered guns and accessories to surrender those registered items to the police after 90 days or so. Failure to do so would result in felony charges.
By mandating the surrender of those registered items, they can determine who has complied and who has not. Those who have not can expect ISP-led “firearm compliance teams” to knock on their doors.
With this information in mind, you can help make an informed decision on whether or not to register your defensive firearms.