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 The legislation stemmed from the case of Brent Nicholson, a Quincy native and lifelong hunter whose FOID card was revoked by the state after 13 years because of rules in the 2013 concealed carry law.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.

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