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Posted: 4/15/2021 3:39:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2021 3:40:43 PM EDT by InterestedBystander]
When these come up for hearing, we need a massive contact effort to ILGA reps and Senators.

https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/state/2021/04/14/foid-ccl-card-bill-introduced-address-illinois-backlog/7219989002/

FULL story at link

..."After firearms owners identification card and concealed carry license applications backed up over the last year, lawmakers are trying to address the delay and make the renewal process more efficient with support from Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly.

"The ISP is requesting legislation to consolidate the FOID and CCL card into a single card," Kelly said at a Wednesday press conference.

If passed, House Bill 745 and Senate Bill 1165 would allow FOID and concealed carry cards to be renewed at the same time to make the process faster and easier for the state police. It would also provide a way for the card to be automatically renewed.

State Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, said this would "modernize the FOID card." It would also allow for the card to be digital.

The bill would also allow gun owners to voluntarily submit their fingerprints to expedite renewal. Normally, this idea draws sharp criticism from Republicans. However, state Rep. Dan Caulkins, R-Decatur, said the voluntary nature of this bill can help the ISP deal with the backlog without forcing people to submit fingerprints for state record.

"I would bet that many of us who possess concealed carry license or FOID card have given our fingerprints to the government. If someone doesn't want to give their fingerprints, they don't have to. Had they made this a mandatory provision, I wouldn't (support this)," Caulkins said.  

The bill also seems to have support from Republicans who normally oppose the concept of FOID cards."...

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IL gun bills - Dueling bills heading for showdown in state legislature...

https://chicago.suntimes.com/platform/amp/2021/4/14/22384793/fingerprints-foid-cards-rival-gun-control-firearm-owner-identifcation-state-rifle-association

https://wsiltv.com/2021/04/14/illinois-democrats-hope-to-keep-children-safe-from-gun-violence-through-fix-the-foid-proposal/
Link Posted: 4/15/2021 8:36:14 PM EDT
How about Springfield Returns the 25 million dollars they stole from the CCW FOID fund and those monies are used to hire people to process the backlog
Link Posted: 4/16/2021 9:47:03 PM EDT
Repeal the FOID Act.  Problem solved.
Link Posted: 4/16/2021 10:08:29 PM EDT
Do not take your eye off the ball, It’s not the ISP. They are just the tool that the Illinois legislature use to implement their gun control policy. If it mattered at all to those bastards in Springfield they’d have fixed the problem already.
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