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Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card

February 28, 2017


Do you remember the days when good old Hot Rod Blagojevich proposed hiking the FOID card fee to $500?  

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich, before he was convicted of corruption, panders to Chicago voters as he calls for gun control instead of criminal control.

Well, we all know where Hot Rod lives today.  


However, Democrat Marty Moylan may not remember Hot Rod's $500 FOID card proposal.  Today though, this anti-gun political hack has his own scheme to dramatically hike the cost of FOID cards to $100 or more

Back when Rod Blagojevich busied himself introducing all manner of radical gun control schemes, Democrat Marty Moylan worked as an Electrical Union enforcer.  His job, among other things, involved getting Electrical Union workers "out of jams".  He's also got ties to the Chicago mob, per the "Chicago Clout" blog.  

Marty Moylan later became mayor of Des Plaines.  Now, the guy "that will tell you anything to get elected" has wormed his way into the Illinois House.  Democrat Marty Moylan stands as one of those Progressive Caucus Democrats who hates guns – with a passion.  And now, he's sponsored legislation (HB-745) to require a full set of "Live Scan" electronic fingerprints with any application for a FOID card or a renewal.  AND he wants to make fingerprints mandatory for concealed carry licenses as well.

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that on and after the effective date of the bill, each applicant for the issuance or renewal of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall provide a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Department of State Police. Provides that fingerprints collected shall be checked against the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record databases now and hereafter filed. Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Removes the option of not providing a set of fingerprints with a concealed carry license application (rather than the Department may accept an application submitted without a set of fingerprints in which case the Department shall be granted 30 days in addition to the 90-day period to issue or deny a license). Makes other conforming changes.

"Live Scan" electronic fingerprints typically cost $60-75 from a limited number of vendors in Illinois.  Back when Illinois passed its concealed carry law, these "Live Scan" vendors found themselves quite busy and charged a premium.  At that time, Live Scan prints would easily fetch $100 from some vendors, especially in the Chicagoland area. 

Now that most Illinois CCW applicants know that submitting those electronic fingerprints effectively only speed up their application processing time by a week or two at most, Live Scan business has slowed dramatically.  Yes, if you haven't figured it out:  You're far better off taking your spouse out to a nice dinner than spending $75+ on Live Scan fingerprints for your CCW application.

Why does Marty Moylan want fingerprints for FOID applicants?  


Does he just hate gun owners, and want to keep the law-abiding poor folks in Chicago poor and defenseless?  Other cynical minds ask: Does Marty Moylan have a "special relationship" with someone in the Live Scan fingerprinting world?  After all, his legislation would provide a tremendous crony capitalism boost to their Live Scan business.  It wouldn't be his first brush with corruption investigations.

From Chicago Magazine:

The Illinois State Board of Elections is looking into an allegation that Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan—recently elected to the General Assembly—pocketed some campaign contributions rather than report them to the state agency as required by law.

On August 30, the state board contacted the mayor and his fund, Citizens and Friends for Moylan for Mayor, after receiving a tip from the fund’s now-former treasurer Martin Mersch, according to interviews and public records.

Mersch has alleged that cash—the amount is unknown—was collected at Moylan fundraisers in 2011, yet some of the donations weren’t deposited in the bank or declared on the disclosure statements that each fund must file with the state agency.

Somebody using campaign donations for personal use without declaring them could not only run into trouble with the state board, but also the Internal Revenue Service if the money is treated as income and taxes aren’t paid.

But what do you expect for a guy reported to have mob ties?


And with close ties to Democrat Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, too.   In the above photo, Moylan is literally cheerleading for Madigan at a rally in January 2017.

From North Cook News:

Des Plaines State Rep Moylan plays cheerleader for House Speaker Madigan. Literally.

Democrat suburban state legislators have been feeling the heat this winter from constituents over their support of Chicago's Michael J. Madigan for Illinois House Speaker.

But not Des Plaines' Marty Moylan. The former mayor turned State Representative for Illinois 55th House District was seen leading a cheer– literally– for Madigan outside the University of Illinois-Springfield on Wednesday, where Democrats had just re-elected Madigan as their leader for a 17th term.

"One, two, three," Moylan yelled, amidst a gathered crowd of mostly pro-Madigan activists who had descended upon the Capitol. "Who do we like?"

"Mike!" the crowd responded.

"Yeah baby!" said Moylan.

If you're a constituent of Democrat Rep. Marty Moylan, you should give him a call and share your thoughts on paying upwards of $100 FOID cards.

12 Responses to Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card

  1. Baker on February 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I say live scan prints for an ID to allow voting and a $100 fee to get said ID. 

  2. Hugo on February 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    What a f-in scumbag.  Mob ties or not, this is a douche move.

    Hope he likes Donald Trump.  Because this is how you get more Donald Trump.

  3. Parabellum on February 28, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Follow the money.  Especially with his guy. 

  4. Morning Rush on February 28, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    We need to help in his defeat in 2018.

  5. Doc on March 1, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Yet more public funds for a guy like this to steal.

  6. KK on March 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    How about a requirement for fingerprints for any and all Illannoy politicians, to be checked against the FBI criminal database, and especially the sexual predator registry?

  7. David Deplorable on March 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Just another future inmate of America…

  8. Seamus on March 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    By his logic, make FOID cards a Million bucks each, no one would have one and there would be no gun crime. Right?    

    Driving a car is a privilege, not a right says the secretary of state.

    A Drivers License is what? 35 bucks?

    Owning a gun is a RIGHT, not  a privilege.

    Why should I PAY for the excercise of a RIGHT?

    Poll tax anyone?  This is the precise same thing.

    Seems to me Marty wants to make the Po' Folk unarmed…

    Marty wishes to deprive us of our civil rights and should be excised as the threat he is…

  9. sean on March 2, 2017 at 7:32 am

    FOID card should be gone,the US constitution doesn't require it!

  10. R.M. A. on March 2, 2017 at 11:38 am

    These Democrats are Amazing! How frequently is an FOID cardholder actually involved in a criminal shooting? And what somebody said earlier about voter registration cards is correct. It seems that law abiding citizens are expected to jump through every possible hoop. To buy a bottle of wine we are expected to show an I.D., but anybody including the deceased can vote in Cook County. Let's have a photo voter I.D., like they require in Mexico, before we are strong armed for an FOID card. And Yes, to vote in Mexico, you must have a government issued photo I.D. with your picture and fingerprint on it.

  11. Hank on March 2, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    EF off snowflake

  12. Bill1 on March 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

    How many people know that a bill has been introduced into the Illinois House to "REPEAL" the FOID card? Dave Workman has the story. The hearing is March 7.


    My next question would be why arent we getting behind the REPEAL of the FOID card?

    Ask yourself this question why is Illinois holding onto their Jim Crow Styled FOID card law?