LEGISLATION FILED TO ELIMINATE the FOID card in Illinois:
A state representative from Smithton has filed a bill that would eliminate the Firearm Owner’s Identification card, which is needed to buy or possess a gun and purchase ammunition in Illinois.Sounds all fine and good, just feel as if there won't be much support for it. It seems no one learns from being smacked down by the Supreme Court on gun control.
Rep. Jerry Costello II, a Democrat, says FOID cards are a burden to “responsible” Illinois residents and prevent them from obtaining firearms and exercising their Second Amendment rights.
“My job as a public official is to make sure the constitution is followed,” Costello said Friday. “... Obviously, I’m passionate about the Second Amendment, and people living under our constitution are allowed to bear arms. I think it is more burdensome in the state of Illinois than the rest of the country — and I think that’s wrong.”
More info on Illinois' FOID card.