No you just can't walk in a gun shop with a driver's license and get anything you want in Illinois. You have to have what is called a FOID card. (Firearm Owner's I D) It is issued by the State Police after a background check. It is good for 5 years and is required for ammo and gun purchases. On long guns, we have a 24 hr. waiting period, and 72 hour for handgun. Just wanted to set the record straight.This is one of the reasons I found it so hard to believe how different things were once we decided to settle down here. Took Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Illinois Drivers License, (which the state took), and fourth piece of ID to prove who I was before Florida would accept who I was. (Trust me, I appreciated it.) Up in Illinois, you walk in with a Drivers License, (which could easily be phony), and they'll give you anything you want). Wonder now why folks in Illinois can't have weapons? They could be anybody.