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31 December 2010

Chicago Sun-Times

New Year's Eve revelers who plan to shoot off guns, beware: You not only can be arrested, you can face mandatory jail time. A new law mandates one to three years in prison for anyone without a valid Firearm Operators Identification Card (FOID card) who unlawfully uses a loaded and uncased firearm. Besides facing a mandatory prison term, people who accidentally shoot an innocent bystander face even harsher punishment and cause unfathomable pain and loss to the victim... (

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