Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition

Together We Can #FixTheFOID

Fix the FOID Act (SB 1966) is new legislation with a goal of addressing loopholes in the existing gun licensing system.

Two-thirds of Illinois voters from across the state support the Fix the FOID Act. A new poll released by the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention PAC shows broad support from across the state and across the political spectrum.  Join the following Illinois voters who are behind Fix the FOID:

  • Roughly three-quarters of voters in the City of Chicago; Suburban Cook County and the “collar counties” of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will; and nearly half of voters in Downstate Illinois;
  • 84 percent of Democrats, 60 percent of independents and nearly half of Republicans;
  • 70 percent of Illinois women and 60 percent of Illinois men;
  • And many more!

Under current Illinois law, individuals seeking to buy a gun must first obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card from the Department of State Police. The tragic shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora on February 15, 2019 brought to light dangerous gaps in the state law that allowed the shooter to have easy access to guns despite a previous felony conviction.

The Fix the FOID Act would address many of these gaps, strengthen the FOID system and help ensure that people with a violent criminal history, who are prohibited from gun possession, cannot evade the law and arm themselves.



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