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IL: A smart way to attack Chicago’s illegal gun problem right now
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Known as the Combatting Illegal Gun Trafficking Act, Senate Bill 337 mandates that gun shops take real steps to safeguard against straw purchases. Gun dealers would be required to keep their inventory safe from burglars and smash-and-grab robbers, create and retain accurate and complete records of gun sales that could help police investigate and arrest straw purchasers, maintain video surveillance of purchases, and train employees on how to identify these straw purchasers.
 

Comment by: PHORTO (8/31/2018)
"[T]his simply is not a Second Amendment issue."

Yes, it is. Any law that clamps down on lawful purchasers and subjects them to intrusive government attention absent probable cause chills the exercise of 2A rights, whether or not they are the primary targets.

Memo: If it isn't constitutional, YOU MUST FIND ANOTHER WAY.
 

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Thanks to the government’s past record, it is unfortunately very predictable that, in spite of the severe penalties mandated, tens of thousands of people will not comply at all (with Bill C-68). A new class of criminal will be created among harmless citizens whose previous lawbreaking may have resulted in nothing more than parking tickets. — Lee Morrison, Canadian Mounted Police

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