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HR8 universal background checks introduced, seems targets Chicago minorities and the poor

First, let’s discuss. The other day, the Chicago Tribune published an article on the rise of Black Chicago residents getting legally armed to protect themselves. Under Illinois law, they need to have a FOID card to legally purchase or posses a firearm. To do a private transfer in the state (legal sale from person to person), they need to call the state police, provide FOID number of who is going to be receiving the firearm, and then wait for the state police to approve or deny the transfer. Chicago residents have no FFL’s to go to within city limits to purchase or transfer a firearm, with neighboring towns being the only option. This also is a hurdle for Chicago residents, many of which rely on public transportation to get where they need to go. Chicago’s population is made up of 30% African American, of which 32% of blacks in the city are at the poverty level, thus less likely (like many city dwellers at the poverty level)