Time for Action: Support SB2387 Amendment #2

Time for Action
FROM:
Bonnie Cox, LWVIL President
Hilary Denk and Heather Cunningham, LWVIL Issues Co-chairs 
Mary Klonowski and Holly Fingerle, LWVIL Issue Specialists, Gun Violence Prevention


ACTION NEEDED: 
Call your IL State Senator to vote "Yes" on SB2387 Amendment #2. Locate your legislator's contact info: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
 
If someone's Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card is revoked and they want to transfer their guns to another FOID card holder that person must sign and file an affidavit saying they are aware that person's FOID card has been revoked and they will not return the firearms. This bill is now pending before the full Senate.
 
WHY IT MATTERS:
This legislation was filed in response to the recent shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee. The 29-year-old shooter has a history of delusions and run-ins with the law. Last summer he was arrested for trespassing near the White House. At the FBI's request, his Illinois firearms authorization was revoked, and four weapons -- including the AR-15 style rifle used in the shooting -- were seized. After the firearms seizure, he was legally prohibited from possessing guns. Authorities in Tazewell County, Illinois, gave the weapons to his father, who police believe later returned them to his son.