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Old 03-09-2013, 12:23 AM   #41
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GTX63...thanks. It's been 8 years since I lived there so most of that was forgotten...thank God. Much simpler here....takes an hour or two at the gun shop to buy a gun...1hr 55 min to find the right one, and 5 min. to check out.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #42
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Seems odd to me that getting the FOID card(background check) would take 4-6 weeks but somehow the background check when you buy a gun only takes 3 days? What am I missing?

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Seems odd to me that getting the FOID card(background check) would take 4-6 weeks but somehow the background check when you buy a gun only takes 3 days? What am I missing?
The background check for buying a gun is instant.....except in Illinois. Everything takes longer in Illinois....especially government and DOT work.
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Seems odd to me that getting the FOID card(background check) would take 4-6 weeks but somehow the background check when you buy a gun only takes 3 days? What am I missing?
The other 5 weeks and fours days, minus weekends and gov holidays, is spent making my laminated FOID card, with my picture on it, that I must have on my person at all times I am in contact with a firearm. Otherwise, I am committing a crime.
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All that time seems odd just for a FOID card? especially when they can make me a driver's license in less than 5 minutes.

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All that time seems odd just for a FOID card? especially when they can make me a driver's license in less than 5 minutes.
It's government work. Each part of the operation has a specific person.
1. Your application has to be delivered.
2. The application has to be retrieved by the 1st employee.
3. The application has to be taken to the proper dept. by a 2nd.employee
4 It then sits in the in box for 1 week (see how this works)
5. The envelope is then Xrayed and a bomb squad goes over it (employee
3 and 4, and a dog)
6. Another employee actually opens the envelope. (#5)
7. Another employee begins the actual background check (#6)
8. Another employee takes the information to the card laminator (#7,)
9 The card laminator (#8) calls the maintenance guy (#9) because it
won't work properly. (he plugs it in himself, eliminating #10)
10. The laminator has to warm up....2 day wait.
11. The laminator calls an office clerk (#10) to take it up for approval
12. It gets signed and placed in an envelope. (#11)
13. The envelope gets licked (#12)
14. It gets sent to you.

So there you have it, 12 employees have personally handled your FOID application. And you wonder why it took so long.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:45 PM   #47
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Thats nothing, my dad finally got his Tuesday after waiting a year. Then again I got mine in under 30 days. If you want to handle guns to get a feel for em go to indiana. They dont ask for any sort of foid or id.

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Hey, don't worry about it. Read the threads here. No one is limiting your freedom. Buying ammo is a government granted privilege!

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If you have an FOID doesn't it specify which guns you own so you can't buy ammo for guns you don't own?

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If you have an FOID doesn't it specify which guns you own so you can't buy ammo for guns you don't own?
Nope...it's just like a drivers license. It's a picture ID with all your information on it....however it is not gun specific.
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