Illinois: House Passes Private Transfer Ban & FOID Fee Increase Bill
SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021
Yesterday, the House voted 60-50 to pass House Bill 1091. It now goes to the Senate for further consideration. With two more days left in the session, anti-gun lawmakers are determined to ram it through. HB 1091 bans private transfers and makes it harder to obtain a FOID. Please contact your state senator and ask them to OPPOSE HB 1091.
House Amendment 1 to House Bill 1091, 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 the state police already conduct background checks on FOID applicants.
Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to OPPOSE HB 1091.