House Democrats Pass SB1966! "Fix the FOID" Goes to Senate!
Action Needed NOW!
SB1966 passed out of the House 62-52 yesterday. The bill demands all law-abiding citzens applying for or renewing a FOID card must submit fingerprintsto the state police. The bill raises the cost of the FOID card from $10 for 10 years to nearly $100 for 5 years: $20 FOID fee + $30 fingerprint fee + $38 FBI background check fee. The bill also bans private firearm sales. The bill now goes to the Senate and can be called for a vote at anytime.
This bill also seeks to undo what our friend Otis McDonald fought so hard for in Chicago with McDonald vs Chicago. The bill will keep many law-abiding people in the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods from being able to legally purchase a firearm.
The bill will also ban firearm purchases for IL Medical Marijuana card holders. MM users can only purchase firearms through private transfers due to federal law. Once private transfers are banned, so is the right to legally purchase firearms by MM card holders. The same will be true for recreational marijuana users if the recreational use bill passes.
Call your State Senator, express your opposition to SB1966. Urge your Senator to vote NO! Calls should be made to the Springfield offices.
Find your state representative at this link!