Smoke pours out of the back of a shooters gun after taking a shot on Thursday, January 17, 2013. | Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media
Illinois State Police say a record number of state residents are applying for Firearm Owner's Identification cards this month. It's also meant long waits for card applicants.
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Gun owner Frank Tripoli holds his daughter Tessa, 17 months, and a Remington 870 express 12 guage shotgun at his home in South Elgin. Tripoli owns guns to protect his family. January 17, 2013 | Michael Smart~Sun-Times Media