FOID Card Requirement

Discussion in 'Illinois Gun Forum' started by Armadiloroadkil, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Armadiloroadkil

    Armadiloroadkil New Member

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    Is a FOID card a requirement or can an out of state resident (IN) buy Ammo in IL?

    One place here rejected me while another (A major national outdoor chain) sold to me. Just curious what the law is.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    FOID cards are only issued to residents of Illinois- no non-resident card. If you are not a resident of Illinois, you may possess a firearm and buy ammo without one. Be prepared to show you are a resident of elsewhere, and expect to encounter folks that do not know the law.
     

  3. Armadiloroadkil

    Armadiloroadkil New Member

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    We went to an indoor range in Peoria yesterday. When I asked if I could shoot on my Indiana DL without a FOID card, the guy behind the counter said, "Yes. We trust out of state people. It's our own we don't trust."

    Loved it. Never been more glad I moved to Indiana.
     
  4. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Where at in Indiana do you live? I'm in Northwest. When Blythes opens back up you will have to try there range. They closed the store to remodel the range for the whole month of July.
     
  5. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    I was born up in WI but both of my parents were cops in chicago....I've been in wi since 4th grade and did find out about the foid card until last year. I don't have any experience buying ammo or shooting in I'LL in the past few years but I was at bass pro just outside of the city and the only way you can buy a gun or ammo at that joint is to have a current season non resident hunting license...they wouldn't even let me touch a gun behind the counter.
     
  6. Armadiloroadkil

    Armadiloroadkil New Member

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    I live in Greenfield, east of Indy.
     
  7. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    Take my advise just stay outta this crooked ass state, Ranges usally won't give you a problem because they know the law, stores on the other hand it all depends on the clerk you get. Either way this state sucks for gun owners :(
     
  8. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Have you been to Dons in Indy? Me and my wife almost went there to shoot machine guns, but went to Elkhart instead. Better selection in Elkhart.
     
  9. Armadiloroadkil

    Armadiloroadkil New Member

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    Yes it does, but I can't. My wife and I are both originally from the Peoria area so we've OT a lot of family to visit.
     
  10. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    Yep the things we do for family :rolleyes: If you use Highway 74 you can take the bloomington/mitsubishi exit and be at darnells gun range in bout 5 10mins its a decent range closest one to me so its what i got:cool:
     
  11. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    All my family are located in and around chicago, I don't know if I could ever settle back in IL due to its strict gun owners requirements. I guess the 400 mile drive isn't too bad a couple times a year but there is no way in hell id register my guns and having the state keep tabs on my firearms and ammo I buy
     
  12. devildog24

    devildog24 New Member

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    Yes, Yes, this is very true. Spend your money in a gun friendly state if you can.