Criminal Gun Storage Goes Down in IL

A crime to:

Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that it is unlawful for any person to store or leave, within premises under his or her control, a firearm if the person knows or has reason to believe that a minor under the age of 18 (rather than 14) years who does not have a Firearm Owners Identification Card or who is not serving in the military is likely to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor’s parent, guardian, or person having charge of the minor unless the firearm is secured.

This bill also “Eliminates the provision that the firearm may be placed in some location that a reasonable person would believe would be secure from a minor.”  That means if junior gets the gun, you’re liable.  This makes owning a firearm an automatic hazard, whether you’re responsible or not.

Good thing the anti-gunners can’t even get traction in Illinois.  This was defeated 62 to 54.

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  1. When I lived in the Chicago burbs a dozen years ago, our village tried to pass a similarly-worded ordinance.

    It failed, largely because the local police chief said that he was not going to enforce it even if it passed in council.

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