Illinois: Renewed Effort to Increase FOID Fee & Mandate Fingerprinting

illinois take action nra-ila
Senator Ram Villivalam and Representative Kathleen Willis will file legislation this year to increase the cost and red tape required to obtain a FOID. IMG: NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Senator Ram Villivalam and Representative Kathleen Willis will file legislation this year to increase the cost and red tape required to obtain a FOID after the effort failed last session. While bill numbers are not yet available, the scheme is deceptively named “Fix the FOID.” Please contact your lawmakers and ask them to OPPOSE this so-called “Fix the FOID.”

CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION!

The legislation is likely to include many of the same provisions as the previous iteration:

    • 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 cardholder 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.

Again, please contact your lawmakers and ask them to OPPOSE the so-called “Fix the FOID.”


About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

8 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
PMinFl
PMinFl
7 months ago

Taxation of a right is illegal.

ChootEm
ChootEm
8 months ago

They’ve completely forgotten the one phrase in the 2nd amendment: “Shall NOT be infringed”. I’ve already passed a background check and had my fingerprints. My LTC should prevail as-is.

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
8 months ago

Ownership permit? Firearm ID card? 
Constitutional Rights are to be served by the state, not suppressed by it. No law abiding citizen should ever be forced to purchase some kind of a “Mommie May I” card, or be “Allowed” to exercise constitutional rights, never the less be charged a fee for, or taxed by the State. This Tyrannical Super State demands that you obey though..

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
8 months ago

Decades ago Illinois used to be a great state to live and work in but that’s when the people had backbone and integrity.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
8 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

I’m pretty sure that all the words in the dictionary are still in there? Exactly which word are you talking about?

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
8 months ago

To the citizens of Illinois, if you keep voting for democrats, you will keep losing your god given rights and high taxes will continue to drain your pockets.
Criminals will continue breaking the law because they are criminals, DUH!

Arny
Arny
8 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Are you sure the law abiding citizens are voting them in ? I could see the criminals voting them in because it onlty benefits the criminal. And it seems a lot of the politicians are criminals. Just saying

SGT_Wombat
SGT_Wombat
8 months ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

There are no Republicans to vote for. The problem is the system is so rigged that we can’t get Republicans elected, except for ones like Kinzinger.