WASHINGTON — The state with its major city having a high crime rate and super-restrictive gun control laws strikes again at the Second Amendment.
Reuters reports that the state of Illinois is requiring background checks of every gun purchase in the state. Yet the media does not report that Chicago’s strict gun laws were struck down by the courts.
Embattled Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed this most recent gun-control measure into law yesterday. It now requires background checks for all gun buyers and closes what gun control activists call a “loophole” in laws. They specifically targeted gun shows and how background checks are not conducted there, which will affect business at gun shows and gun stores overall.
The law also requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to police in 72 hours, which is set to go into effect on January 1, 2014.