Door-to-Door gun confiscations have begun in Rockford, Illinois for people who have had their FOID (Firearm Owner Identification) cards revoked or simply expired. Bear in mind that the FOID system is completely unconstitutional based on the fact that a pre-existing right and a constitutionally-protected right cannot be turned into a licensing scheme.
As always with gun confiscations, guns have already been taken from peaceable citizens. A prime example is a friend of mine - how we came to learn of this program - who had at least 4 firearms taken because his FOID card was 5 days expired. He is no threat to anyone. Does the state come to take your car when your driver's license expires?? Of course not, but as usual gun owners are treated as second-class citizens, and the right to keep and bear arms is treated with contempt.
We urge law enforcement in Rockford to fight crime. Our law enforcement resources and personnel are limited, we can't afford to have law enforcement waste their time harassing harmless gun owners. Furthermore, these officers have taken an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. The Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms and it is NOT subject to police power.
To read more about this story, visit the forum thread at: http://www.icarry.org/ftopict-5548.html