The article sounds a bit biased - but I wouldn't put this past MegaSports
Mega Sports is Mega Bad!
Category: National Created on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:43 Written by 1MMAGC Admin
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We have recently become aware of a deplorable situation in Plainfield, Illinois that deserves our attention and YOURS! One month ago a gentleman and his fiancé contacted a local sporting goods store to inquire about their availability of ammo, specifically, for a pistol and an AR-15. She wanted to go to the range to shoot her firearms and of course was in need of ammunition to do so. If you are not aware of Illinois law, it states that any resident must have a valid FOID card. But it also states in the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (FOID Card Act). 430 ILCS 65/2(b)(10) (West 2004). Under the FOID Card Act, an out-of-state resident who possesses a valid permit or license from his state is not required to obtain a FOID card. This was upheld by their own Supreme Court in April, 2011.....
That is where ours story begin; two United States Marines walked into Mega Sports in Plainfield, Illinois... she is a resident and he is not. Both have valid state ID's and their Military ID, and she, as a law abiding citizen of Illinois has a valid FOID card.
From the account of the story, both were approached upon entering the store and asked for their ID's. Upon seeing his VALID military and out of state ID, he was told that he would have to sit and wait while she was allowed to shop. This wouldn't be that big of a deal, except he had driven her to the store for a reason, she was recently injured in a line of duty accident, which shattered her Tibia, Fibula, and heel. She has since had corrective surgery and is recovering but still can not drive with a broken leg.
Now, the real clincher.... When she FINALLY made her way back up to the counter, she was denied the sale. The cashier decided she didn't look like she could shoot, and that it was obvious that she was instead purchasing it for her fiancé. He stated that she didn't look like she had ever handled a firearm in her life.
When our 12 year veteran explained that this was NOT the case, AND that she was a FOID card holder, which meant that she had every right to purchase it, he again refused her the sale and told her to leave the store.
She did, and once they left they attempted to call the manager, his only reason for the refusal of the sale was that they must have a valid FOID card.
That is fine, but ONLY an Illinois state resident can obtain a FOID card. PERIOD. Its not available to those who are not legitimate residents. Our military are NOT required to change their state of residence while they are stationed out of state. Not to mention, she DOES have a valid FOID card so the justification the manager provided was not only irrelevant, but it didn't make sense.
This is a woman who has fought in a war; a Marine, 3 times awarded expert shooter with the M16 and M9 Beretta, was a squad leader for a Female Engagement Team in Helmand Province Afghanistan, has her picture in the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia, supports her local community through Toys for Tots, Veterans Funeral Honors, Honor Flight Coordination, and is attached to a special forces in Joliet, Illinois and yet, she was denied a FUNDEMENTAL RIGHT of every American, the right to keep and bear arms. Sure, she just wanted to go shoot at the local range, but she was denied ammunition. THAT is the item that makes a firearm usable, makes her capable of protecting her home, her person and her life. THAT is why we are asking for your help.
We at 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control can NOT stand by while civilians are treated in such a way, but for our own servicemen and women to be treated with such blatant disregard, rudeness and insensitivity is beyond our comprehension. In addition to the sexist remarks and disbelief that a woman can or would use a firearm, to the ignorance of their own state laws, this store needs to be informed that we WILL NOT accept this type of behavior without speaking up.
You can not treat our servicemen and women like they are not citizens deserving of utilizing their rights and not be called out to answer for it. We want you to take a few minutes and print out the letter and send it to the store and to headquarters.
If this is just a rude store employee, it needs to be addressed. If this is their policy, it needs to be changed. And if THIS is how they will treat our own heroes, then we need to know about it and act accordingly!
Here is the petition that we are asking you simply print, sign and send.