Fingerprinting For FOID Cards Clears IL House

The legislation would require a one-time submission of fingerprints to get or renew a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card or concealed carry license.
The fingerprints would go into Illinois State Police and FBI databases, which track criminal records and prior FOID card suspensions or revocations.
Opponents argue it would treat law-abiding citizens like criminals. But state Rep. Kathleen Willis, a Democrat from Addison, said Illinois already uses fingerprinting for a variety of safety measures.