IL Gen Assembly: FOID Fee Increase, Mandatory Fingerprinting Await Ruling

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Illinois' General Assembly is reconvening and ruling on FOID fee increases, mandatory fingerprinting, and other anti 2A measures. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Illinois General Assembly has reconvened and Senate Bill 1966, the gun control package from 2019, is still waiting to be scheduled for a hearing in Senate Committee.  Sponsored by Senator Julie Morrison (D-29), Senate Bill 1966 will:

  • Criminalize private transfers, with violations being punished as a Class 4 felony.
  • Require the recipient of a firearm gifted by a family member to call into Illinois State Police within 60 days to run a background check on themselves, even though they must already hold a FOID.
  • Allow for the indefinite delay of firearm transfers. Currently, federal law allows a licensed firearm dealer (FFL) to release a firearm after three business days if they have not received any additional correspondence after receiving a “delay” when conducting the initial background check for a firearm transfer. This safeguard prevents the potential shutdown of sales via endless delays and allows law-abiding individuals to take possession of a firearm in a timely manner.
  • Mandate FOID applicants submit fingerprints, including for renewals, which does not add anything of investigative value.
  • Increase FOID processing time from one calendar month to thirty business days, which can span more than six weeks.
  • Reduce the duration of the FOID from ten years to five while also increasing the application fee from $10 to $20, resulting in a significant increase in the cost to maintain a FOID for the same amount of time.
  • Require FOID applicants pay all costs for fingerprinting and processing the background check, totaling around $150 on top of the application fee.
  • Prohibit those with a revoked FOID from transferring firearms to another FOID card holder in the same household and also take away the right to self-defense from individuals due to the alleged actions of someone else in their household.
  • Require the owner of the seized firearms to petition the court to have them transferred to a third party.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to monitor this legislation and update you with information when and if a hearing is expected.



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MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Illegal laws start with crooked lawmakers.
Politicians and bureaucrats who subvert and distort the Constitution are just elected lifetime career cons and criminals who hold official positions. They represent their own agendas and those who are controlling them. The American people under this facade seem to have lost confidence in Congress and the Supreme Court to “Do Their Jobs”. Removing this blight is overwhelming and almost impossible. To quote an old saying “dirty diapers and politicians need to changed out for the same reason”. Term limits would be a good place to start.

MikeRoss
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MikeRoss

The whole thing is insane, but this is particularly egregious:

“Prohibit those with a revoked FOID from transferring firearms to another FOID card holder in the same household and also take away the right to self-defense from individuals due to the alleged actions of someone else in their household.”

“I hate Illinois Nazis.”

Tek_180
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Tek_180

Took almost 6 months to obtain a CCW permit in this fascist state. One thing is certain, in a few years when I retire it will not be in Illinois. F this Cook County controlled state.

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

Criminalize private transfers? That’s laughable there’s always a way around, I cant tell you how many PRIVATE TRANSFERS I have done in my life and WILL continue to do so.. class 4 felony yea okay whatever you say shaking in ma boots I tell ya LOL

Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

Having to ask permission (FOID) to buy a gun is unconstitutional. As are other States “permission to purchase” documents, whatever they be called.

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

In California that’s exactly what we have to do. They call it a firearms safety card that you must first purchase, test/pass. This only allows you to select a state approved firearm to buy. That’s before the background check and the 10 day waiting period.
A lot of hoops for a Constitutional right.

uncle dudley
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uncle dudley

Illinois should remove the motto Land of Lincoln that they have on state license plates, Lincoln believed in freedom, remember freeing the slaves cost him his life, and the state elected officials have forgotten what freedom means with all these anti second amendment laws.

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mobilemail

This bill has been lingering since last year, and has only gotten as far as it has as a result of dirty Illinois politics. Even as it is, Illinois is completely unable to support the FOID system in place. My wife applied for her FOID renewal at the end of December with a March 1st deadline, and the renewal application is still “under review”. There are literally 10s of thousands like her. The IL FOID/CCL has just been used as a money funnel where the millions of dollars of fees paid get swept into other coffers to fuel more dirty… Read more »

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Rauner and Prickster both robbed the ISP of the money to process FOID and CCLs. I think that the ISRA and SAF are fighting this. I moved to Iowa and I’m happier every day that I did so.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

This is how you spell “Jim Crow” in a 21st Century Blue Utopia. Not one of these popularly supported common sense solutions will do anything to advance crime prevention.

badlands
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badlands

Sounds like multiple infringements to me.

USA
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USA

And felonies for exercising a RIGHT. At what point is it not perfectly clear why they are making room in the jails.

Core
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Core

Blatant violation of Article VI and the Second Amendment.

Dubi Loo
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Dubi Loo

Thanks JB! You tyrannical POS