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New Illinois legislation could cost gun owners more money

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — A bill making its way through the Springfield legislature could cost gun owners more money.

The bill would raise the cost of a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) from $10 to $50, and would be renewed every 5 years. Currently, the renewal date is 10 years.

The money raised would be used to subsidize a task force that would follow up on revoked FOID cards.

The legislation would also require mandatory fingerprinting for gun owners.

Supporters say the move would help with criminal background checks.

Gun rights advocates say it encroaches on Second Amendment rights, and have vowed to challenge the law in court if it is passed.

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