You know, if you really think about it, the entire concept of the Illinois FOID card is unconstitutional. I mean, tell me of ONE other inalienable constitutional right (one's that we were BORN with, and that the government CANNOT take away or limit) that we have to PAY FOR! Try charging a fee for people to vote and see how far you get before the ACLU and mobs with the tar and pitchforks come after you.
Now don't get me wrong, I think the concept of what the FOID card tries to accomplish is fine (that is to make sure that anyone wanting to possess a firearm is not a criminal and/or mentally deranged), although one could argue that the Federal Brady law already does that, and that the FOID card is therefore redundant.
No, what bothers me, is that they make you PAY for it. And it's not the actual cost either. It's the principle of the thing. Right now, the cost is $10 for 10 years I believe. But if they can charge you $1.00 a year, who's to say that they cannot make it $100 a year, or even $1000 a year? And the "they" I'm refering to are the same political hacks that ARE SUPPOSED TO BE UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION, NOT SHREDDING IT!
In fact, when disgraced former governor....we seem to have a monopoly on them here....Blagojevich (may he soon rot away in jail) was a state senator, he wanted RAISE the FOID card fee to ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR, so the precedent has already been set.
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