SPRINGFIELD, IL (HOI) – Moms Demand Action held a rally outside of the state capitol Wednesday.
Members of the group are supporting a bill they say could fix loopholes in the gun licensing system. They say those loopholes contributed to the Aurora shooting earlier this year.
Senate Bill 1966 would require a background check for all gun sales, including sales from unlicensed sellers. It also calls for fingerprints of anyone applying for a FOID card and automatic removal of guns once a FOID card is revoked.
“We’re gonna make sure people that should not have FOID cards don’t get them,” said Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison). “And those that need to have them revoked, we’re going to give the state police the authority to take care of that in a safe manner.”
The Illinois NRA says the bill would pass background check and fingerprinting costs onto the buyer and raise fees. The proposal currently sits in the House awaiting a second reading on the floor.