Illinois’ Block Illegal Ownership and Fix the FOID bill is likely to be heard in committee this week. If enacted, this policy will:

  • Require background checks for all gun sales, including person-to-person, private sales.
  • Verify the identity of FOID card applicants by requiring one set of fingerprints submitted to the Illinois State police.
  • Enable Illinois State Police to remove guns once a FOID is revoked.
  • Dedicate mental health funding for communities impacted by gun violence.

You can share your opinion on the bill with your local representatives by filling out a witness slip. To fill out a witness slip, simply:

  1. Click here 
  2. Fill out the Identification section with your information. For the firm/business or agency and title fields, write “self” unless you are authorized by a company or business to use its name on the witness slip.
  3. Fill out the representation section. If you are not authorized to appear on behalf of any group, fill in NA or “self”.
  4. Fill out the position section by selecting your stance on the bill from the three provided option
  5. Complete the testimony section. We recommend that you check the “Record of Appearance Only” box; doing so will allow your position on the piece of legislation to be known without having to physically appear.
  6. Type what is displayed in the CAPTCHA box.
  7. Click in the box next to “I Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement”.
  8. Click “Create (SLIP).”