Letter: An unarmed America is an America at risk

In response to the Letter to the Editor dated Jan. 3, does the person who wrote that letter understand there are rules in the state of Illinois? You must have a Firearms Owner’s Identification (FOID) card that has your picture and information on it that matches your driver’s license. Without the FOID card, you cannot purchase any firearm or ammunition.

If the author of that letter feels hard-working, law-abiding, tax-paying, ex-military patriots are “macho,” then I say thank you for the compliment.

Did you know the law in Illinois says you cannot have any more than three shells in a shotgun or a rifle? Hand guns hold a six-shot capacity.

There are many shooting clubs in Illinois and throughout the United States, some very close in proximity to Sugar Grove. Safety is stressed to the limit.

What you don’t seem to understand is that legal gun ownership is not the problem. The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects all legal gun owners. An unarmed America is an America at risk.

Willis Johnsen
Sugar Grove