DuPage board chair Cronin defends merits of FOID card enforcement, revocation by county sheriffs
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin fears that first-term state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray's (D-Naperville) motion to reconsider Senate Bill 1581 is potentially reckless.
"Representative Anne Stava-Murray’s motion to reconsider Senate Bill 1581 endangers public safety and puts children and domestic violence victims at risk,” Cronin said in a statement.
SB 1581, which would also require voter approval, would allow county law enforcement to use tax funding for such initiatives as FOID (firearm owners identification) card enforcement, revocation of weapons by the county sheriff and mental health and drug courts.
“The costs of our evolving law enforcement challenges are increasing,” Cronin added. “We have made significant progress shutting down drug dealers and operations in our county. We have focused on retrieving weapons from those whose FOID cards are revoked. Effective law enforcement requires available resources where they are needed. Senate Bill 1581 would provide an important tool for law enforcement to better fight crime."