With Wal-Mart, Kroger, and a number of other big brand stores changing their stances on guns and ammunition, the talk and pointed conversations sometimes turn to the local gun store. One local gun store, Locked & Loaded in Pana, is talking openly about gun laws and the new laws in Illinois and their effect on local gun stores. Tyler Simms, Owner and Store Manager of Locked & Loaded says that the process is still long for getting a gun and that it goes beyond the Firearm ID. The people that are committing these crimes aren’t getting guns the traditional way.
The talk around Locked & Loaded comes down to the FOID card which is a Firearms ID. Illinois is one of the few states that has it. Simms wonders about the constitutionality of the FOID card though and people worry about the new Illinois gun laws.
Simms encourages everyone to shop local and support your local gun stores. Locked & Loaded is located at 1299 E Jackson Street in Pana.