Originally Posted by c3shooter
Shade- very good post! The thing that makes little sense of the FOID thing- as a resident of Virginia, visiting in IL, it is legal for me to buy ammo, and no havva FOID. Go figure!
Per the law, yes, as long as you can prove that you are a VA resident.
A DL is sufficient.
(Here comes the big but...)BUT
, not all gun and ammo dealers are completely conversant in the
details of the law and most, just because they do not know any better,
will not sell you ammo unless you can provide a FOID card. That whole
better safe than sorry mentality.
Now you do not have to be an IL resident to get a FOID card. I have a
friend who lives in Iowa but still has farm property (old family land) in
southern IL. He has a FOID just to save any hassles when he is down
state hunting. You do not have to own land. Anyone can get a FOID.
They cost $10 and are good for 10 years. They have existed since
1968 and were used much like the NICS system is today before
computers made data so accessible. Really they are just an artifact
of old technology.
Just like when I buy lead at gander mountain they make me show my
FOID. A foid is not required for purchasing components. Some days I
make them get the manager and have him show me the place in the law
that states that I have to have a foid for purchasing shot.
Nobody has found it yet.