Originally Posted by nstygma
so this is focused on new criminals who do not have guns yet? great.
You have to start somewhere.
Chicago is also trying to pass a law that would require people to report when they've had a gun stolen. I don't know all the details but it seems logical to me as a way to track whether people are honestly having their guns stolen, or are lazy with their responsibilities or are trafficking. Again, that doesn't mean if you have a gun stolen, you'll lose your FOID or FFL, but it will be a way to track negligent/immoral/illegal actions.
If you haven't, I urge you to watch the Daily Show segment on the ATF. In it, they report that gun dealers are sometimes only evaluated ONCE every 17 YEARS!