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.
Persons Ineligible for Concealed Carry Permit in Illinois
Illinois has very strict gun regulations. To carry a concealed firearm in the State of Illinois, an individual must apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry License. Pursuant to Illinois law, only
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If an individual’s application for a FOID card is denied, or if their FOID card has been revoked, the aggrieved party may file an appeal with the Illinois State Police.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