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Report: Thousands Keep Firearms After Having Gun Licenses Revoked

Illinois State Police revoked more than 11,000 Firearm Owner Identification cards last year, meaning the state found that those 11,000 people should not be able to purchase a gun.

FOID cards can be revoked if gun owners are convicted of a felony, or because they’re addicted to drugs. 

But the guns they already have? According to a recent report from the Chicago Tribune, law enforcement doesn’t do much to take those away.

Reporter Robert McCoppin spoke to WBEZ's Melba Lara about the report on Monday. Hear their conversation by clicking play above.

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