Updates on FOID and Concealed Carry Totals in Illinois.

The number of active FOID card and Concealed Carry Licenses changes from time to time as new gun owners join the gun culture and older gun owners move to other states offering more freedom. The following are counts of concealed carry licenses as of March 31st, 2020.

Active Concealed Carry Licenses: 332,473

Active Firearm Owner Identification licenses 2,213,505

Although revocations and the reasons for those revocations were requested, those numbers were not provided. See attached documents for FOIA results.

ActiveFOIDbyCountyandGender_20200331.pdf (248 downloads)


ActiveCCLbyCountyandGender_20200331 (242 downloads)




Thomas Kral

Thomas Kral is an avid gun rights advocate being involved in the movement in Illinois since 2012 and became one of the very first Concealed Carry instructors to be certified by the Illinois State Police in 2013.

Thomas is also a proud father and husband, having said, "The only things more important than 2nd Amendment issues and gun rights are my wife and kids."

1 Comment

  1. I have applied for a gun permit on August 6th and I have not heard from them yet, it is still under status not yet approved. I have lived in the same address for 25 years no criminal records ever and I still am waiting. The automatic answering said we are in a state of emergency for 18 months! So does that mean no guns for 18 months? It also said new cards will be issued up to 119 days well I am almost at that point!! But is states on web site denied or granted in 30 days!

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