Originally Posted by Pasquanel
What in the world is a FOID card?
Firearm Owner IDentification
It is an unconstitutional piece of plastic that says you can own a gun. It's is essentially the same background check as NICS, which I have no problem with. However if you forget to renew it, by default, you become a criminal and the politicians are pushing for tougher and tougher punishment if you are in posession of a firearm without a foid. So if you forget to renew your card, or in the case of Smokey the Illinois State Police don't send you your new card they want to make you a felon. Furthermore the laws they are proposing are even more severe in some cases than if you were never to have had a foid at all. That is totally unconstitutional.
Without a FOID an Illinois resident can not buy ammo or buy a firearm in Illinois or the surrounding states. However someone from a surrounding state may come to Illinois to buy a firearm even without a foid. So the politicians in our corrupt state are saying we from Illinois are substandard citizens and can not be trusted.