More than 26,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.

Following the February mass shooting at an Aurora warehouse, the Tribune set out to examine Illinois’ failure to enforce gun license revocations.

What reporters found stunned even longtime law-enforcement officials.

More than 26,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.

In an unprecedented analysis, the Tribune found the state has repeatedly failed to ensure that people surrender their guns after their FOID cards are revoked.


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