The “Terror Watch List” has become the new buzz word in the gun control world, and the FOID Card Revocation bill is no different. Illinois Rep Gregory Harris has introduced HB6588, a bill which, in addition to other things, would require you lose your gun owner rights in Illinois if added to the mysterious terror watch list.
The FOID card Recovation bill would also cause you to lose your gun rights for making terrorist threats or if charged with assisting terrorists. While nobody wants terrorists having guns, except the terrorists themselves, these provisions are a violation of not only your obvious 2nd Amendment rights, but your 4th & 5th Amendment rights as well.
Synopsis as Introduced:
Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides the annual training of police chiefs must include at least one course on the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, and firearms investigations. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. In the definition of “clear and present danger” that the person demonstrates threatening physical or verbal behavior, such as violent, suicidal, or assaultive threats, actions, or other behavior, adds that it includes any act that is intended to cause or create a risk and does cause or create a risk of death or great bodily harm to one or more persons. Permits the Department of State Police to notify the FBI if a person on the Terrorist Watchlist submits an application for a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID card). Requires the Department of State Police to, within 3 business days, provide notice and reason for the disqualification of a person from a firearm purchase or FOID card revocation to all law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction to assist with the seizure of the person’s FOID card. Adds as grounds to deny an application for or to revoke or seize the person’s FOID card that the person is charged with making a terrorist threat or soliciting or providing material support for terrorism under State law or a similar offense of another state or under federal law. Provides if the Department of State Police has not received the FOID card or Firearms Disposition Record from the person, the Department shall send notice of noncompliance to the sheriff and law enforcement agency where the person resides.
FUll text and sponsors may be found here: http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=6588&GAID=13&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=97990&SessionID=88