As I’ve previously discussed, residents of Illinois who wish to own a gun need to first get a Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID). The law requires that the FOID be issued within 30 days, however the Illinois State Police have been breaking the law by taking longer than 30 days to issue FOID cards. In this discussion forum thread, more people have reported these wrongful delays that can stretch for weeks or even months. I also see at least a … Continued
I received an email today from a gentleman named Mick, who mentioned a rather serious problem going on in Illinois with respect to FOID card issuance. Mick and several other people he knows have waited over 60 days to get their FOID cards, despite the fact that the law requires the FOID be issued or denied within 30 days. I also personally know of a person whose FOID application has been pending for more than the 30 day waiting period … Continued
In many areas, anti gun rights politicians and organizations have mandated waiting periods before a gun can be purchased. They argue that his will provide time for an angry person to “cool off” so that they don’t go buy a gun and commit a crime, and that this time is needed to run a background check. These arguments may seem persuasive at first, but are in fact rather weak and poorly reasoned; failing to prevent crime and instead leaving citizens … Continued
As I mentioned previously, a ban on standard capacity magazines is being considered. The anti gun groups that incorrectly call such ban “reasonable restrictions” are now actively spreading misinformation, in a last ditch attempt at influencing the Illinois state legislature.
I am relatively new to firearms and had trouble locating a gun store and range near my home, which is in the Chicagoland area
Below are links to some of my favorite pro gun sites:
There are a variety of ways that we can all do our part to protect gun rights. I have listed a few of these ways below
Getting started as a responsible, law abiding firearm owner in Illinois is a simple process, as this article shows.