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Chesney Files Bill To Eliminate FOID Cards


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Calling them an "unnecessary hurdle for law-abiding citizens", State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) announced he filed House Bill 1770 (HB 1770) in the Illinois House to repeal the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act.

Illinois is currently only one of four states which requires residents pay the State to obtain permission to exercise their Constitutional right to bear arms. Chesney's bill proposes to eliminate the law which requires the possession of a valid FOID card to legally possess or purchase firearms or ammunition in the state.

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