Don’t Try to Buy a Firearm if You are Prohibited from Doing So

Over the years, I have consulted with many people who were disqualified from possessing a gun due to a criminal conviction, a protective order, etc.  Some of those people have told me that they knew themselves to be prohibited, but tried to buy a gun anyway to see what would happen.  Doing so is a very bad idea.

Illinois State Police Improperly Delay FOID and Concealed Carry Permit Appeals

Over the last year, we have noticed an increase in amount of time that the Illinois State Police (ISP) take to process appeals of denials of Firearms Owner Identification (FOID) cards and concealed carry permits. Sadly this is nothing new, as the ISP has been improperly delaying firearms-related matters for many years.

Gun Rights Restoration for Illinois and Iowa Residents

Those who have been banned from gun ownership due to a criminal conviction or other disqualifying event in Illinois or Iowa can seek a restoration of their gun rights.  This is a somewhat involved process that must be handled properly in order to have the best chance of succeeding.  My firm has represented many clients in Iowa and Illinois to seek such a restoration of their gun rights.

Illinois FOID and Concealed Carry License (CCL) Denial Appeal Process

 If an individual’s application for a FOID card is denied, or if their FOID card has been revoked, the aggrieved party may file an appeal with the Illinois State Police. All final administrative decisions by the Illinois State Police are subject to further judicial review