..."On Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker told the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board, I think that most of that bill makes sense to me. There are pieces of it that I think probably need to get some amending.
Pritzker may have simply been referring to the common tactic of revising legislation that is close to passing in order to pick up a vote or two.
We hope that doesnt happen with this bill, though.
During negotiations, supporters agreed to drop several other Fix the FOID provisions, including requiring in-person applications for FOID cards and charging $50 for a five-year renewal. Also dropped was a mandate that local law enforcement get warrants to recover the guns from people whose FOID cards are revoked. Instead, that task would be handled by the Illinois State Police.
Further diluting the bill now would undermine its effectiveness.
Moreover, if the Senate makes changes in the legislation instead of concurring with the version that passed the House, the bill would have to go back to the House, where there is no guarantee it would pass again.
Sen. Sen. Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield, the lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate, said she plans to move things forward by seeking legislative hearings this summer to educate lawmakers who might have withheld their support because they didnt know enough about what the bill contains.
A stronger FOID law wouldnt take every illegally owned gun out of the hands of criminals. But like other sensible gun legislation, it would go a significant way in reducing the likelihood of future gun crimes."...
Edited by InterestedBystander, 04 June 2019 - 06:33 PM.