FOID updates become law
A series of updates to FOID card and concealed carry rules sponsored by State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) were signed into law Friday, July 10.
The new law allows people with mild disabilities to appeal state police decisions to revoke or deny a FOID. The legislation stemmed from the case of Brent Nicholson, a Quincy native and lifelong hunter whose FOID card was revoked by the state after 13 years because of rules in the 2013 concealed carry law.
"These are all common-sense rules that balance safety and our second amendment rights. I'm glad we can give people a fair chance to prove they can safely use a firearm, and I appreciate Governor Rauner signing this legislation," Sullivan said.