And yet he wants to take away the Second Amendment rights of these same gun owners.
During Feb. 22 testimony before an Illinois state house committee, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy admitted he’s never seen anyone with a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) commit a gun offense.
“It just doesn’t happen,” McCarthy said.
Instead, McCarthy alleged most gun violence comes from gang members, who are “not eligible to receive [FOID] cards” to begin with. This also means they are not eligible to own guns in the state of Illinois.