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THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE IS MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO ITS FOID CARD ENFORCEMENT AND REVOCATION PROCESS.

 

IN THE WAKE OF THE AURORA SHOOTING…STATE POLICE ACTING DIRECTOR BRENDAN KELLY SAYS THEY ARE WORKING TO TIGHTEN UP THE PROCESS AND THAT INCLUDES GIVING LOCAL POLICE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHY SOMEONE’S FOID CARD WAS REVOKED…SUCH AS IF THEY ARE DANGEROUS, OR IF THEY JUST MOVED TO ANOTHER STATE.

 

 

OTHER CHANGES INCLUDE MORE EDUCATION FOR POLICE ON FOID CARD LAWS AND WORKING WITH FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO BETTER IDENTIFY CRIMINALS. KELLY SAYS THEY REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON GETTING GUNS OUT OF THE WRONG HANDS.

 

 

FOID CARD ENFORCEMENT BECAME AN ISSUE AFTER IT WAS DISCOVERED THE WORKPLACE SHOOTER IN AURORA PREVIOUSLY HAD HIS FOID CARD REVOKED BUT STILL HAD HIS GUN AND AN INITIAL BACKGROUND CHECK DIDN’T SHOW A PAST CONVICTION FOR ASSAULT.

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