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104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm


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Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.

The agency received more than 28,000 applications for cards during April alone.

That’s on top of an existing backlog of nearly 76,000 applications. The state police say they are dealing with a record number of applications.

State police are supposed to approve or deny applications within 30 days.

The agency says its understaffed due to budget cuts and is having trouble meeting the deadline.


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The agency says its understaffed due to budget cuts and is having trouble meeting the deadline.

Every month since December has seen a record number of Illinois residents applying for FOID cards. Officials say 31,249 applications were received in December. In January, 61,172 people applied for a card, and there were 56,078 applications in February. About 70,000 applications were filed in March.

Officials say the state police received 338,610 FOID applications last year.

A FOID card is required to legally own a gun in Illinois.


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Lobbyist Todd Vandermyde has said the problem also affects current gun owners trying to renew their existing cards. The cards are valid for 10 years. The state sends gun owners a notice 60 days before the expiration date.

Some gun owners have waited more than three months to get their card, the State Journal Register reported


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FightinTigersDammit
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Budget cuts, my ass.


Alahunter
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
You noticed that too?

Maybe when they finally catch up, and homeowners can protect themselves, crime reduction will get a little better up there.


FightinTigersDammit
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
True, but I'm betting that particular office/division will remain understaffed for a looong time.


Alahunter
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Probably. Good to see over 300k became gun owners last year, and they're looking to break that number this year with new owners.


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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
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True, but I'm betting that particular office/division will remain understaffed for a looong time.


Wait. Are you telling me that allowing people to exercise their constitutional right is not a priority for the state of Illinois?


wickowick
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
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Wait. Are you telling me that allowing people to exercise their constitutional right is not a priority for the state of Illinois?


There has to be a lawsuit on the way for this. Where is the ACLU?


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idlewatcher
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and they're looking to break that number this year with new owners.



VERY good stuff.


real
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Great news, the silent majority is becoming well armed. You liberals better be very scared.


mmcgrath
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
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to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Is that what those things are used for? Who'd have guessed?


Alahunter
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Their real purpose is to infringe on rights.


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Choctaw
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
I thought requiring ID cards was considered disenfranchisement?


real
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Great point Choctaw! But that's only when it's against po black folk


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lsuroadie
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Holy sheez...

I did not know Illinois had these laws...

And they want to implement this nationwide with the murder rates Chicago has?

Oh my, the laughable irony is enormous


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Springfield XD
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The application to obtain a card costs $10 and is non-refundable. And the State Police only gets $3 of that fee to process the applications. Police spokesman Monique Bond said $6 goes to the Department of Natural Resources, while $1 goes to help fund a gun-tracking program.


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CITWTT
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
I would just drive across to a bordering state that doesn't require the states approval to own a firearm.


Springfield XD
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
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I would just drive across to a bordering state that doesn't require the states approval to own a firearm.



That might be illegal. I'm not sure.


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MJM
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
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Great news, the silent majority is becoming well armed. You liberals better be very scared.

supporting mass violence against people who have different political opinions than you, awesome.

what a bunch of whacked out fascists i tell ya


vodkacop
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
You ability to read into a statement is astounding. Nowhere in his response did he promote mass violence.


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real
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re: 104,000 waiting in Illinois to obtain Firearms Owner ID cards to own a firearm
Can you show me where I said I supported violence against anyone? Ohh you must have that " I know everything" gene.


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