The Illinois State Police (ISP) put out a statement saying that there are currently 62,000 applications for an Illinois Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card in the queue. To put that into perspective, 62,000 is larger than the population of the majority of most municipalities in Illinois. This includes new applications and renewals.
Every gun owner in Illinois knows the ISP is grossly negligent on the timely processing of FOID cards and concealed carry licensed (CCL’s). The ISP is hoping to shrink that astounding 62,000 number through an upgrade in their phone system. This phone upgrade is something that was previously announced and is expected to cost $750,000 to install, and $10,000 per month to maintain. If all goes according to plan, this system shall be automated and allow callers to solve their issues without having to speak to a person.
Until the FOID is declared unconstitutional, you may contact the Illinois State Police Firearm Services Bureau, by using one of the following methods…