Another thing that frustrates me about the proposed Illinois law and "non compliance" is that non compliance is a felony with proposed jail time and serious fines. This raises the risk (to me) to an unacceptable level. I have lived in Illinois for essentially 99% of my adult life, paid my taxes, and lived as a law abiding person. I don't even speed, talk on the phone while driving, or break any laws. I take great care to observe the letter of the law in Illinois.
And if this passes I'm supposed to make myself a criminal by non compliance. I don't think I can do that. Go to jail over a protest I can/will do but making myself a felon by non compliance is not something I can make register in my brain.
I understand your thinking...and the antis are hoping there are a lot of people like you. When is too much enough? Every person has to draw that line for themselves. Personally, my line is drawn WAAAAAAY before they cart me and my family off to Auschwitz.
Owning firearms is a distinct American freedom. If the state essentially makes it so difficult to own any kind of firearm, they are tyrants and the need to be resisted...even if that means dying or going to jail. We would not have ANY rights if men hadn't said "no more!" or "I'd rather be dead than live under tyranny". Where are those men now??? Are we not willing to sacrifice to protect what those men died to give us?