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Response to pablo_marmol (Reply #42)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:04 AM

43. Still waiting for one of the "fewer gun owners" believers to explain Illinois?

 

I've brought it up in several threads and they kind of ignore it and drift away.

Cant buy a gun here without a FOID (Firearm Owners ID Card) in a store or at a fun show.

In the last 18 - 24 months the Illinois State Police issued over 250,000 new FOID cards, e.g new gun owners, bringing gun ownership in Illinois from 1.5 million to over 1.8 million. (This was prior to the new CCW law being passed.)

So my standing question for all the doubters out there is; so is Illinois just a national anomaly?

Or is it a state where the hard facts on new gun owners are part of the public record and not a "survey" that can be easily skewed?

Not hard numbers but ... about 20% of all my CCW classes are new shooters starting from scratch.

But to be "kind" to the less "aware" among us, it does give the desperate grabbers something to cling to so they an pretend that they actually "won" something. "See, see, more people don't want guns, we're winning"

Yeah, sure they are.

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