Gun owners in Illinois now face a new threat: Daniel Didech, a Democrat from Buffalo Grove, introduced a bill to have the Illinois State Police search through all of your online social media accounts before issuing you a FOID card or a renewal. That's right: Didech wants you to give the ISP access to all of your social media accounts, including your private or public posts, messages along with photos and videos.
This will include all forms of social media. Including online forums, dating sites, …and "others".
What for? "To determine if there is any information that would disqualify the person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card."
It's here, HB-0888.
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall conduct a search of the purchasers' social media accounts available to the public to determine if there is any information that would disqualify the person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that each applicant for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall furnish to the Department of State Police a list of every social media account.
Is it just me or are gun owners in Illinois getting treated like African-Americans back in the 1950s? What's next? Segregation, fire hoses and police dogs? All for merely exercising and supporting a God-given, Constitutional right?