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Illinois Breaking Law, Stealth Approach to Prevent Legal Gun Ownership
FOID ^ | 4/25/13 | traderrob

Posted on 04/25/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by traderrob6

I recently applied for a Illinois state mandated FOID (Firearm owners Identification) card. The law as written states that the card must be issued or declined for cause within 30 days of your $10.00 fee check being cashed.

Well, to begin with, it took them 2 1/2 weeks to cash the check. Now 12 weeks after that still no card or notification. I have contacted my state rep (a Republican) for what good it will do and also notified the NRA of the situation.

I know they have a high number of apps to deal with but the law is the law. I'm beginning to believe this is a surreptitious attempt at limiting the purchase or legal ownership of firearms. Maybe they figure after a long enough period of time people will just give up.

Thoughts?

(Excerpt) Read more at isp.state.il.us ...


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: crime; firearms; foid; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/25/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

My background check for a Mosin-Nagant 1937 bolt action rifle took 4 days. The gun shop said it was typical for first-time customers.


2 posted on 04/25/2013 7:06:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: traderrob6

Sometimes, Illinois will never give you a response. Your app gets “lost” in the shuffle. I don’t know what you can do about it, that’s just the way it is.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 7:09:11 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: AppyPappy; Eaker

My most recent one was a couple of months ago and took about 30 minutes. If that.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 7:09:25 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: traderrob6

I prefer to rely on the Second Amendment as my permission slip.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 7:09:45 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: traderrob6

glad I don’t live there. Illinois has been corrupt (thx Chicago) for decades, don’t expect anyone to give a crap about the regular citizen. It is a liberal sh!thole and probably can’t be saved.

You might think of moving somewhere else and adapting to more freedom-based life-style. IMO


6 posted on 04/25/2013 7:10:58 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: traderrob6

This is mind over matter.

They don’t mind and you don’t matter.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 7:13:28 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: txnativegop

Built a home on 2 acres on a 1000 acre lake (great Bass and Walleye fishing.

That decision wouldn’t come easy.


8 posted on 04/25/2013 7:15:29 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

call the Illinois state police. ask why the holdup. do you have a record that would bar you from getting a foid? maybe it’s just that many people are backlogging the system.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 7:15:59 AM PDT by Brasky
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To: traderrob6

You’re a brave soul for trying to make a go of it in that state, considering that perverted, soul-killing, corruption-oozing, turd-world hellhole that sits in Cook County.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 7:16:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: traderrob6

Sent my application in November; got the lousy card in March. Had to call them twice to find out what was going on (”lot’s of applications” . . .). The card came in the mail within a couple of days of my second call (as if they had been sitting on it until I called them).

The real kicker - my wife and son got theirs within the 30 day period (we all sent in forms on the same day).

Totally arbitrary so far as I can tell - pretty much like most of government in this God-forsaken state.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 7:18:02 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Brasky

Did. Expected excuse....they’re backlogged.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 7:18:34 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
I think it was Napoleon who said "Never attribute to malice that which is fully explained by incompetence."

Much as I dislike the Chicago regime, the problem is probably due to backlog. They're getting buried under FOID requests.

13 posted on 04/25/2013 7:19:12 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: ScottinVA

Luckily I’m 4 hours from that sewer.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 7:19:47 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
"I know they have a high number of apps to deal with but the law is the law."

Appeal photo Appealtoheaven.gif

"for wherever violence is used, and injury done, though by hands appointed to administer justice, it is still violence and injury, however coloured with the name, pretences, or forms of law...war is made upon the sufferers, who having no appeal on earth to right them, they are left to the only remedy in such cases, an appeal to heaven."

If at all possible, leave Illinois. Now.
15 posted on 04/25/2013 7:20:54 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: traderrob6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jafkVM-jnbE


16 posted on 04/25/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT by PLD (Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me)
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To: Oberon

Perhaps, but remember, incompetence is excellent cover for malice.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 7:25:32 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

We all have to live with the consequences of our decisions, don’t we? Hope the fishing makes up for what you lost.

Have a nice day!


18 posted on 04/25/2013 7:29:03 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: traderrob6

Ever consider the undocumented route? As an undocumented firearm owner, I’m quite content.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: WinMod70

It’s crossed my mind.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 7:34:30 AM PDT by traderrob6
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21 posted on 04/25/2013 7:38:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

When do we start?


22 posted on 04/25/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Boogieman

Yeah. My BIL sent his paperwork and check last November to renew his card. Still waiting. Called the state, they exactly 2 state troopers assigned to that office. It’s a back door way to block gun ownership.


23 posted on 04/25/2013 8:05:11 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: onedoug

Wondering the same.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 8:17:38 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Kozak

Sounds like it might be time to start suing the Illinois State Police. They could staff up to demand, if properly motivated.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 8:48:10 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: traderrob6
Built a home on 2 acres on a 1000 acre lake (great Bass and Walleye fishing.

You likely could sell it for more acres in the South and stay lake front.

Toledo Bend Lake is 185,000 acres and is a fishing dream since they didn't get the lumber cut out before it flooded. Not such a great place for water skiing but great fishing. No Walleye though...

http://lakeforfishing.com/2011/05/31/toledo-bend-%E2%80%93-lake-fishing/

26 posted on 04/25/2013 11:59:04 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: humblegunner; AppyPappy
My most recent one was a couple of months ago and took about 30 minutes. If that.

True story, I was there.

What is sad is our right to have weapons is God given and is only enumerated in the Second Amendment but the government is illegally chipping away at it anyway.

Yet a fourteen year old girl can go out and get a free abortion without any notice given to her parents.

Just how screwed up is that?

27 posted on 04/25/2013 8:52:20 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

yep, the whole world is messed up


28 posted on 04/25/2013 8:53:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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