Illinois Firearm News

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 (275 downloads)


ActiveCCLbyCountyandGender_20200331 (268 downloads)




4 thoughts on “Updates on FOID and Concealed Carry Totals in Illinois.

  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!

  2. I applied July 21 2020 and now it is January 17th 2021 and nothing! I have checked and rechecked the website, says still under review. Tried to call, no answer. Emailed, no response! It is way past time for them to get something done! I need to protect my family as the crimes are getting closer to me!

  3. My wife applied for her FOID on June 8, 2020. It is now February 25, 2021 and still nothing. I applied just six days before her (June 2) and I received my FOID by the end of August. But this is exactly what we should expect from our (lazy, incompetent, unresponsive and indifferent) government.

  4. I submitted my name change request Jan 7 2021 and it’s still under review and no information on how long it will take. I am beyond frustrated.

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