Moylan Fights for More Commonsense Gun Safety Measures; Wants to Fix the FOID System
06/13/2019SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his effort to fight for commonsense gun safety reform throughout Illinois, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, supported legislation to help close loopholes in the FOID system.
“We need to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people,” said Moylan. “One step we can take is to close the loopholes in the FOID system to make it much more difficult for criminals and dangerous people to get a gun.”
Earlier this year, a man who should have never been able to legally obtain a gun because of past felony convictions, shot and killed five people in a factory in Aurora. The Moylan-backed legislation, known as the Fix the FOID Act, would close the loopholes the shooter exploited by taking many crucial steps to improve our FOID system.
The Fix the FOID Act, Senate Bill 1966, would require mandatory finger printing for all FOID applications and renewals, require universal background checks for all firearm transfers and streamline and strengthen the revocation process, to ensure law enforcement confiscates guns only from individuals who lose their privileges. The Fix the FOID Act would also require FOID renewal every five years, and raises the FOID fee to fund mental health services and revocation services.
“As gun violence continues to plague our state and nation, we are proud advocates of the Fix the FOID Act that would prohibit people with violent criminal histories from buying guns,” said Kathleen Sancesm president and CEO of the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC). “We stand by Rep. Moylan and more than 170 organizations who have joined a coalition to put a stop to preventable tragedies, like the recent shooting in Aurora, Illinois.”
For more information about the Fix the FOID Act, or any other state-related questions or concerns, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or emailStateRepMoylan@gmail.com.