State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) joined many of her Senate Republican colleagues as a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 27, a measure aimed at safeguarding the privacy of Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card holders.
After Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office announced that the State Police should release the list of Illinois firearm owners, Sen. Rezin signed on to the legislation, expressing her concern that such action could endanger the privacy of law-abiding gun owners.
“The idea to release this list to the public is a massive intrusion on those who exercise their second amendment right to own a firearm,” Rezin said. “To begin with, Illinois is the only state to require a FOID card, and to disclose that information sets a dangerous precedent that diminishes gun owners’ rights and privacy, not to mention their potential safety.”
The legislation, filed at the end of January by Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale), requires that the names and information of applicants or holders of FOID cards are considered private and should not be disclosed.
“It’s my hope that we can take care of this issue quickly, so the privacy of FOID card holders won’t be infringed upon.”
Sen. Rezin is one of 12 co-sponsors of Senate Bill 27, as of the end of Wednesday, March 2.