Illinois Bill Would Require Social Media Check for Gun Ownership

House Bill 888, introduced by state Rep. Daniel Didech (D-Buffalo Grove) would require applying for a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) in Illinois to submit a list of their social media accounts to the state police.

State police would then check “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.”

“These bills will give us additional tools to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of dangerous people, while respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners,” said Didech. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the coming months to pass these and other bills that will reduce gun violence and make our community safer.”

LEAP Forward is grading action on HB 888 and will be scoring support.