Together we can #FixTheFOID

llinois residents from across the state support the BIO Bill, a bill that would Block Illegal Ownership of guns in Illinois and fix our broken FOID system. A new poll released by the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention PAC shows broad support from across the state and across the political spectrum.  Join the following Illinois residents who are behind the Fix the FOID Campaign to pass the BIO Bill:

  • Roughly three-quarters of residents in the City of Chicago; Suburban Cook County and the “collar counties” of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will; and nearly half of residents in Downstate Illinois;
  • 70 percent of Illinois women and 61 percent of Illinois men;
  • And many more!

Under current Illinois law, individuals seeking to buy a gun must first obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card from the Department of State Police. The tragic shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora on February 15, 2019 brought to light dangerous gaps in the state law that allowed the shooter to have easy access to guns despite a previous felony conviction.

The BIO Bill would address many of these gaps, strengthen the FOID system and help ensure that people with a violent criminal history, who are prohibited from gun possession, cannot evade the law and arm themselves. Take action now for a safer Illinois – together we can pass the BIO Bill and Fix the FOID!