Gun Groups Target Peoria Thumbprint Rule

August 7, 2014


(Peoria, IL)  --  Gun rights supporters are expected to challenge a Peoria measure that requires gun buyers to provide a thumbprint.  The Illinois State Rife Association recently polled its Peoria members to find out how many have had to supply a print of their thumb when buying a handgun in the city.  The ordinance also requires gun buyers to complete a form that asks questions similar to what is asked on federal background check documents filled out before each gun purchase.  A lawsuit is among the possible actions considered.

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