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***