“Sheriff’s team working to seize guns from thousands in Illinois”
“…more than 3,000 people…have failed to surrender their revoked Firearm Owners Identification Card, or FOID, which is required to legally buy guns or ammunition.
…many of the 3,000 continue to possess firearms.
FOID cards are meant to protect the public from gun owners who suffer from mental illness; felonies and protection orders also are grounds for the state to revoke the holders’ FOID cards.
In one case, the team recovered more than 35 firearms…from a suicidal man whose card was revoked. Many times, the team gets the FOID card, but not the gun.”