Originally Posted by purehavoc
I read a recent article about this , where the person may be a well know gang member with no convictions or priors. This gives the local LEO a chance to stop it before it ever begins . Smart idea really
Originally Posted by clr8ter
So they are saying that gang members are applying for CC licenses? I find that a little difficult to believe. Kind of like a criminal going to the gun shop and doing the BG check to get a gun….
Actually one of the leaders of a gang in Chicago did recently apply, he has a
cleanish record and does meet all the requirements for CCL. The story made
the local Chicago news for a few days.
Now here is the push, if we allow the "system" to prevent him from getting a
CCL. Then we open the flood gates for the "system" to prevent me from
getting a CCL because I am a member of the Illinois Militia or the VFW or the
Republican Party or the Tea Party or Opus Dei or ....
Whether someone 'has ties' to a criminal gang or not, is irrelevant and in the
eyes of justice (remember she is portrayed as being blind folded) unproven.
Only convictions should count against an applicant; not arrests and not
associations. What if you are an upstanding law abiding citizen, and your
brother is a dirt bag gang banger done hard time POS; they could say you
have ties to the gang, because you see your brother a few times a year at
mom's house. The part of the FCCA law that counts arrests to preclude CCL
will not hold up in court if it is every challenged; and I bet someday it will.