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Posted: 5/31/2021 12:07:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2021 2:36:56 PM EDT by SwanHunter]
This is another BAD FOID bill.  The ISRA helped negotiate it and are neutral on it.  It makes me very unhappy that they are working with the anti-gunners and trying to convince our side that it is OK to vote for this crap bill.  They aren't helping us.  

The bill doesn't have as many negatives as the "fix the FOID" but is mostly bad.

Our issues:

Requires transfer records be kept for 20 years by seller and purchaser unless transferred by an FFL.  First offense is a Class A misdemeanor;  second offense a Class 4 felony.

Optional fingerprints allow automatic renewal of FOID card. We know where establishing fingerprints will lead to.
 
Background check fee is undefined,

Puts online processing fee into law.
 
Creates a FOID Appeal Review Board appointed by the Governor (similar to review board for concealed carry that has some folks waiting over 2 years for their judgement)
Changes the review of appeals from  ISP Director and whether or not the person seeking restoration of a FOID is now qualified, to a majority opinion by a appointed board. No level of scrutiny, no clear and convincing evidence, not even a preponderance of the evidence...You get your gun rights back based on how these Pritzker appointed folks feel!

All gun rights folks should oppose this bill.  

Please call your legislators and oppose!

Mike

New bad bill
Link Posted: 5/31/2021 2:35:57 PM EDT
This bill now accepting witness slips...Will most likely be heard this afternoon so get your slips filed ASAP.
ALL pro-gun groups are opposed to this crap bill except ISRA who is working to pass it...they claim neutral but, passing out their position papers.  They really need overhauled!
Link to file URGENT opposition slip
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