The FOID card

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by thesoulution22, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. thesoulution22

    thesoulution22 New Member

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    I'm new to the forums, and and one of the reasons I created an account was to discuss the FOID card. With its insane wait time and many of its other flaws, I have waited around 3 and a half months. Sent in app. On June 1st and it is now Aug. 24th. How long did you wait?
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Welcome

    Not sure which one you live in, but it is the wrong state. :eek:

    Closest thing to an FOID card I have is my CC permit. ;)

    Stop by the introduction section and let us know a little about yourself.
     

  3. clem_

    clem_ New Member

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    In Wis con zin you dont need a permit to buy a hangun or rifle ,shootgun - you need on if you live accross the BORDER.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'm betting the OP lives in Illinois. I got my FOID card within 4 weeks or so. But that was a couple years ago. I know others who have filed this year and have been waiting months.

    I really don't know what the deal is. My brother sent in for his FOID card about a month ago. He had his eye on a Colt 1911 on some gun auction site. I told him he can't buy a gun until he gets his FOID card. He said he sent it in about 3 weeks ago and it should be coming any day now. I told him, "Don't count on it."
     
  5. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    It all depends i got mine in 6 weeks last year but allot of apps have been turned in latley. My wife's took almost 3 months at the beging of the year. Also depends on your record the more stuff you have the longer it will take they'll sift thru any mistominers(SP) for reasons to deny you. Any Felonys, Domestic battery, or Restraining orders are automatic NO.
     
  6. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    my grandpa got his in two weeks over a year ago. Now my dad applied and has been waiting for over9 months then they said he cant own a gun because he has a speeding ticket record in arizona or something form like a decade ago. My mom just applied hopefully she gets hers.
     
  7. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Moral of the story, get out of IL!
     
  8. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    What does FOID stand for ? What are the state requirements with this ? Can you buy and sell firearms in this state on your own, without a FFL involved ??
     
  9. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    I got mine is slightly over a month but that was a little while ago.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Flat Tire- it stands for Firearms Owners I D card. Illinois requires that the residents of Illinois have one to buy, own, or possess a gun or ammo. Nothing to do with a Federal Firearms License.

    See what you miss living in a civilized state? :p
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Firearm Owner's IDentification.

    You have to pass a background check.

    Yes, I believe I can make a private sale but I would go through an FFL. Though my Dad has two firearms he wants to give me and I'm just going to take them to my house. *shrugs*
     
  12. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    If you pick up the newspaper can you buy a firearm person to person without an FFL being involved ?
     
  13. gvw3

    gvw3 New Member

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    I pulled this from the state of Illinois website. Give them a call. Mine took 12 weeks a few years ago. My son applied the same day and his took 2 weeks. I had to call. Got it the very next week.


    Questions may be directed to the ISP FOID Section by phone at 217-782-7980 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.


    Due to the large volume of firearm-related questions, please allow 30 days from the date your check cleared the bank before inquiring about the status of your FOID application.
     
  14. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Had to wait 6 weeks in MI for my purchase permits when I moved up here >.<

    Such an inconvinence. At that rate I can never cash in on a deal unless by pure stinking luck.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yes, you can make a person to person sale, I believe.
     
  16. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    You have to wait six weeks to be approved for each purchase ????
     
  17. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    In NJ you have to have a FPID (thats a firearms purchasers ID card) in order to purchase a long gun or ammo and you have to apply for a pistol purchase permit as well if you want to buy a handgun. That permit is good for 90days and you can renew it for an additional 90 days but only once.

    My FPID took about 8 weeks to receive it originally. When I move it took almost 3 months to get the new one. And it took me almost 10 weeks to get my last pistol purchase permit.

    BUT it's much cooler by the shore.
     
  18. thesoulution22

    thesoulution22 New Member

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    Yeah, it sucks that you can't just go to a police station to get a backround check so you could get a card issued there, like the DMV, just hopefully not as many lines lol, or wait time
     
  19. c3shooter

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    (Opening box of salt to rub in wounds)

    Just stopped by my LGS. Decent little well used S&W .32 Hand Ejector revolver, in .32 S&W Long had just come in on a trade. We did a bit of arm wrestling, agreed on $140, wrote them a check- they have my 03 FFL on file, took receipt, shook hands, said thank you, left w/ gun. :D

    Elapsed time on transaction, INCLUDING examining gun and haggling over price- 5 minutes. Coffee did not even get cold.

    Things are simpler here in VA. No permits to purchase or own. (and real estate prices and taxes are reasonable, weather good, and the women are good looking) (Oh- deer season- bag limit is 2 per day, 6 per season- and season is about 2 months long this side of the Blue Ridge Mountains)