House Public Safety Task Force Hears Ideas for Curbing Gun Crimes


At its most recent meeting, the Illinois House Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force heard ideas for curbing gun crimes. Some groups proposed tougher gun laws. Kathleen Sances (san-sis), President of Gun Violence Prevention PAC, recommended updating the state’s FOID card process, including:

“Moving our fingerprints from optional to mandatory, considering an in-person application for FOID, and adding safety training for first time gun buyers.”

Other suggestions ranged from a ban on assault weapons to a public awareness campaign on safe firearm storage. 2nd amendment rights advocates said more laws won’t stop gun violence and would likely be challenged in court.

***Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***

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