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Illinois’s Cook County rolling out gun confiscation unit for criminals and mentally ill

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Illinois’s Cook County rolling out gun confiscation unit for criminals and mentally ill

For approximately six months now, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has been aggressively enforcing state laws that allow police to seize firearms from gun owners who’ve had their Firearm Owner’s Identification cards revoked.

At the behest of Dart, small teams of deputies go door-to-door rounding up firearms, ammunition and FOID cards from convicts and individuals who’ve been adjudicated “mentally defective.”

According to Dart, in the past, law enforcement in Cook County was not doing enough to ensure those who were no longer allowed to lawfully possess firearms were giving up their guns.

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