Illinois Supreme Court to Review FOID Card Constitutionality

Illinois Supreme Court to Review FOID Card Constitutionality

The Illinois Supreme Court has again been asked to decide whether a state law requiring gun owners to have a firearm permit is unconstitutional.

The court previously declined to answer the question.

The case involves White County resident Vivian Brown, who was charged in 2017 with possession of a weapon without a FOID card after firing a gun in her home.

Supporters of the law said it helps keep firearms out of the hands of felons and mentally-ill individuals.

Opponents said it is a significant burden because other state and federal laws prohibit some people from owning a gun.

The court has taken the case under advisement but did not indicate how long it may take to issue a decision.

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