I have been writing for Freedom Outpost for nearly a year and then at the former Front Porch Politics for six months before that. There was a commenter who would always come on and say that no one is coming for our guns, and yet, here we are. The evidence abounds that gun confiscation is the goal and is currently taking place. We first saw it in New York under the NY SAFE Act and then in California. Now we’re seeing it in Cook County, Illinois, former home to Barack Obama. This is why American patriots have warned against gun registration, because it inevitably leads to gun confiscation.
I reported back in July that the Illinois General Assembly shot down Governor Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto on House Bill 183, effectively allowing concealed carry in Illinois. While Quinn has vowed to continue seeking the changes he wanted, which was simply more gun control, Cook County Sheriffs teams are following through with Sheriff Tom Dart’s orders to confiscate guns:
“A new Cook County Sheriff’s team is crisscrossing the suburbs to seize guns from thousands of people whose Firearm Owner’s Identification Cards have been revoked. More than 3,000 people in Cook County have failed to surrender their revoked FOID cards to the state. Sheriff Tom Dart said he thinks many of them continue to possess firearms… Every week, the [Illinois] State Police alert the sheriff’s gun team of about 10 to 20 new revocations in Cook County. The investigators conduct a basic inquiry into the gun purchasing histories of the people they intend to contact. Then they knock on their doors.”
So whose guns and ammunition are being confiscated? Guns are being confiscated from convicts and individuals who have been abjudicated as “mentally defective.” I told you conservatives not to go there with the mental health argument.