Bubba Ludwig can't walk, talk or open the refrigerator door—but he does have his very own Illinois gun permit.While there may be no legal restrictions, how about some common sense. At least a phone call was warranted in this case.
The 10-month-old, whose given name is Howard David Ludwig, was issued a firearm owner's identification card after his father, Howard Ludwig, paid the $5 fee and filled out the application, not expecting to actually get one.
The card lists the baby's height (2 feet, 3 inches), weight (20 pounds) and has a scribble where the signature should be.
Illinois State Police oversee the application process. Their purpose, said Lt. Scott Compton, is to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, those under an order of protection and those convicted of domestic violence.
"Does a 10-month-old need a FOID card? No, but there are no restrictions under the act regarding age of applicants," he said.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
10-Month-Old Baby Gets Illinois Gun Permit