Law abiding citizens usually report crimes, dufus. Also, responsible people also have their possessions insured. For an insurance policy to pay, the insurance company will require a police report.<quoted text>
New law requires lost, stolen guns to be reported
Illinois gun owners will have to report missing firearms to police and check the background of potential buyers under a new state law.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Sunday at a South Side park near where an off-duty Chicago police officer was killed with an illegally trafficked gun in 2010. He said the law will make it easier to recover stolen weapons and help ensure that only responsible people buy firearms. The measure passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly with healthy majorities.
"It's going to help our law enforcement," the Democratic governor said. "It's going to help all of us be safe."
Starting immediately, gun owners whose weapons are lost or stolen will have 72 hours to notify police. And beginning Jan. 1, individual gun owners will have to contact the Illinois State Police before selling a weapon or transferring ownership to ensure that the purchaser is allowed to have a gun.
Quinn said the legislation closes a loophole in the state's gun laws, which previously required gun show merchants and licensed firearms dealers but not private sellers to check that the customer had a valid firearm owner's identification card. Under the new law, private sellers must contact state police, who will then search records and determine the prospective buyer's eligibility.
works for me, and from all indications, it works for you.
and i'm pretty sure there was no mention in that bill of ethnicity, but maybe there should have been....
'Those damn Black folks selling guns on the street! But hey White buddy, I've got some guns for sale. Cheap.'
So, I can't see where the bill you reference will change anything. Responsible people already do that. So, what was the real purpose of that bill?