Illinois: Session Starts, Anti-Gun Bills Carried Over

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Yesterday, the Illinois General Assembly began its 2022 legislative session. Anti-gun bills from 2021 have carried over to this year’s session. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( Yesterday, the Illinois General Assembly began its 2022 legislative session. Anti-gun bills from 2021 have carried over to this year’s session.

Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 568, deceptively called the “Fix the FOID Act,” criminalizes private transfers of firearms from one FOID holder to another FOID holder, requires fingerprints for both new FOID applications and renewals, doubles the application fee of a FOID to $20 while halving the duration to five years, and increases the processing time for a FOID, among other things. These proposals make it more expensive and difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights, while adding nothing of investigative value for law-enforcement. Current Illinois law already only allows FOID holders to conduct private transfers of firearms to other FOID holders, and state police already do background checks on FOID applicants.

Senate Bill 1855 requires firearms to be made unavailable for self-defense by imposing one-size-fits-all storage requirements. Safe storage is a matter of personal responsibility and everyone’s situation is different.

Senate Bill 2510 arbitrarily classifies many modern semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic handguns, and shotguns commonly owned by law-abiding citizens as “assault weapons,” and bans them, along with spare parts and accessories. Citizens who own banned firearms prior to the effective date of the law may continue to possess them only if they register them with state police and pay fees.

Your NRA will continue to fight against the repeated attacks on the Second Amendment in Springfield. Please stay tuned to and your email inbox for further updates on these bills and others as they make their way through the legislative process.

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Chicago/Cook County had a bigger population than the rest of the. They had huge majorities. That spread to the Captitol of Springfield/Sangamon County. Maybe IF.the census shows Chicago population is down political power will shift a little. BTW When the FOID began many FFLs supported the idea because the law banned selling guns to criminals but dealers had no way to know. If a dealer turned away a customer for any reason they could be sued for discrimination. The FOID relieved t h at worry from dealers. But soon the FOID and 1968 GCA made it worse. I knew at… Read more »


I am from Illinois and all the trouble is mostly in Chicago.They want to punish everyone in the state for lack of action there.Also they are bound and determined to take guns away from legal citizens.


I’m glad I got out of the Sh*t Hole State when I did. Now we have Carpetbaggers from all over coming here to Florida to screwup our State!


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