House Public Safety Task Force Hears Ideas for Curbing Gun Crimes

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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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