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Martin received an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card in January 2014. Two months later, Martin legally purchased a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, apparently the same weapon used in Friday’s shooting. That’s despite a 1995 conviction in Mississippi for aggravated assault. Records indicate Martin served less than two years in prison.
“You don’t need fingerprints to purchase a firearm,” Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said Saturday.
After receiving an FOID card in 2014, police said, Martin was fingerprinted when applying for a concealed carry permit. During the fingerprinting and background process, authorities discovered the 1995 aggravated assault conviction and revoked Martin’s FOID card.
Procedure dictates Illinois State Police would have sent a letter to Martin notifying him that his FOID card was revoked. A copy of the letter should have also been sent to Aurora police, since that’s where Martin was living. However, it appears neither Aurora nor state police attempted to confiscate Martin’s gun.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
So the Left wants MORE gun laws...when we still don't properly enforce the ones already on the books?