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    Baby issued Illinois gun ID card

    CHICAGO - Bubba Ludwig can't walk, talk or open the refrigerator door — but he does have his very own Illinois gun permit.

    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.

    With some exceptions, the cards are required of any Illinois residents purchasing or possessing firearms or ammunition within the state. There are no age restrictions on the cards, an official said.

    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.

    Ludwig, 30, of Chicago, applied for the card after his own father bought Bubba a 12-gauge Beretta shotgun as a gift. The weapon will probably be kept at Ludwig's father's house until the boy is at least 14.

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    Re: Baby issued Illinois gun ID card

    Poor kid, his name is Bubba.
    He's doomed to a life of decadence and misfortune.
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    Re: Baby issued Illinois gun ID card

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Poor kid, his name is Bubba.
    He's doomed to a life of decadence and misfortune.
    I disagree. I think he's doomed to a life of rusty pickups and toothless BJ's. Can't think of a better fate, really.

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    Re: Baby issued Illinois gun ID card

    This is a story because its Illinois. I think its pretty common place in most of the southern states.

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    Re: Baby issued Illinois gun ID card

    I'd rather see Baby Bubba with a gun permit than Tank Johnson.

    He'll be more responsible with a gun than Tank.

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