The Cook County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday they have confiscated their 200th illegally-owned firearm this year as part of a pilot program targeting gun owners who have had their Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards revoked but have failed to relinquish their weapons.
According to a statement from the sheriff's office, officers seized an AA Arms AP Tec-9 near 155th Street and Western Avenue in suburban Harvey Friday afternoon. A Colt .38 Special was also recovered from the scene.
The weapons mark the 199th and 200th guns recovered as part of the program which launched this February. The initiative entails a small team working to seize firearms from those individuals who have lost their gun privileges for a variety of reasons -- including mental illness, a restraining order or violent crime charges or convictions.
The lying gun-rights fanatics call this, simply "gun confiscation." They claim that poor lawful gun owners guilty of nothing more than failure to renew their expired licenses were having their rights infringed upon. Poor victim gun owners.
The HuffPo article clearly states the reasons for the seizures. One interesting thing I noticed is there were no bloody shootouts with the persecuted gun owner shouting "molon labe" with his dying breath. I guess that was another empty threat on the part of the macho gun crowd.