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Posted: 9/29/2004 4:07:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 4:11:45 PM EST by Flak_Jacket]
www.kc3.com/news/chicago_confiscation.htm

Confiscation of Registered Guns Begins in Illinois


Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit. This elite squad, operated jointly by the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, supposedly exists to identify illegal gunrunners. However, information gained by the ISRA makes it clear that the CAGE unit is targeting law-abiding citizens, not criminal gunrunners.
The Chicago Police Department and the Illinois State Police have teamed up to make good on Mayor Daley's pledge that, if it were up to him, nobody would have a gun. Daley and his elite "CAGE" unit are apparently taking advantage of gun privacy loopholes to pinpoint certain individuals for inclusion in the confiscation program.

The ISRA is following up on leads in one case that has disturbing implications. An elderly first-generation Chicago resident was recently paid a visit by an Illinois State Police trooper. After asking to come inside the man's home, the trooper asked if the man owned a gun - to which he replied yes. The trooper then directed the individual to surrender the firearm. The man complied with the officer's demand and the trooper left with the gun. And the story gets better...

The gun in question was purchased legally by the man in the 1970s shortly after he became a U.S. citizen. When Chicago's infamous gun registration scheme went into effect in the early 1980s, the man registered the firearm as per the requirement. However, over the years, the fellow apparently forgot to re-register the firearm, and forgot to renew his Illinois FOID Card.

So...what does this all mean?

In the last edition of The Illinois Shooter, we reported on the activities of a shady taskforce known as the Chicago Anti Gun Enforcement (CAGE) unit. This elite squad, operated jointly by the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, supposedly exists to identify illegal gunrunners. However, information gained by the ISRA makes it clear that the CAGE unit is targeting law-abiding citizens, not criminal gunrunners.

Thanks to a ruling by a liberal federal judge, the CAGE unit now has the name of every single person in the United States who, since 1992, lawfully purchased more than one handgun in the period of a week. The CAGE unit also has all the makes, models and serial numbers of those guns. In essence, the Chicago Police Department is now registering guns and gun owners nationwide.

The ISRA has also learned that the CAGE unit has compiled a list of families where more than one person in that family holds a FOID card. Acting on that information, the CAGE unit is now contacting gun shops where those families have shopped, and is illegally registering all guns purchased by those families.

Now, it appears that the CAGE unit is scrubbing Chicago's gun registration list against the list of FOID card holders. Indications are that folks who have let their registrations and FOIDs lapse will have their guns confiscated. We have to wonder how long it will be until state troopers show up at the doors to confiscate the guns of non-Chicago residents who have let their FOIDs expire.
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I have a question about how they can do this. My brother wants to get FOID. After I read that paragraph I almost chocked. How can they call the stores and get the info on what I bought. I don't want those nazis to know what I bought. Is it even safe to have two family members to have FOID without being targeted? Also, why do the stores even give the info to CAGE? Shouldn't they have a warrant of some sort to get that info?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:38:41 AM EST
^^^

Bump

I don't get how they can contact the gun shop? Anyone?
I mean there are several gun shops in my area. How can they know where I shopped? Do they call each shop or something?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:49:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Flak_Jacket:
^^^

Bump

I don't get how they can contact the gun shop? Anyone?
I mean there are several gun shops in my area. How can they know where I shopped? Do they call each shop or something?



Not sure, but if they are geting info from the gun shops, then it is being volunteered by the gun shops. I can't any judge giving them a warrant for this, because there is no legal footing for which to base it on. I for one have never let my FOID lapse without already having the paperwork turned in and just waiting. Of course here in Will County, no one is knocking our doors down and taking our guns. YET!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:11:34 PM EST
That's pretty scary, but I'm not suprised.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:41:49 AM EST
Wow....... every few months someone digs up that 2 year old story.......


CKMorley
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:59:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By CKMorley:
Wow....... every few months someone digs up that 2 year old story.......


CKMorley



I know it's old, but I just wanted to know more about multiple FOID's in the family.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:35:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Flak_Jacket:
I know it's old, but I just wanted to know more about multiple FOID's
in the family.



Everyone in my household (myself, Mom and 22 year old brother) have FOIDs.
I'm the only one who actually owns guns, however.

I have yet to receive a visit from any JBT's, even after buying 2 FALs at
once and 2 glocks at once.

CAGE is a threat to anyone dumb enough to be living in Chicago who buys a
gun in the 'burbs with a Chicago address on their FOID.
The fact that no other CAGE raids have happened exposes the original report
for what it is..... a publicity stunt by King Daley.

CKMorley
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 3:35:42 PM EST
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