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Old 03-27-2009, 11:36   #1
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I can't rent a gun without an FOID in IL

I'm planing to get a Glock soon. I already applied for a FOID few weeks ago and while I'm waiting, I decided to rent one before I decided which one to get, but obviously I can't rent a gun to shoot at any range in IL without a FOID. Is that stupid or what?

I hate these stupid guns laws in IL
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:39   #2
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Yes, very stupid... but you can't shoot by yourself unless you have a FOID card, so you much be shooting with someone? If so, have them rent it and then you can shoot it.

If you are anywhere near Aurora, I'll meet up with you at JR Shooting Sports and rent one for you. I try to shoot at least once a month, once every two months at the longest.

I'm heading out to Buffalo Range Shooting Park April 5th...
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:48   #3
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Yes, very stupid... but you can't shoot by yourself unless you have a FOID card, so you much be shooting with someone? If so, have them rent it and then you can shoot it.

If you are anywhere near Aurora, I'll meet up with you at JR Shooting Sports and rent one for you. I try to shoot at least once a month, once every two months at the longest.

I'm heading out to Buffalo Range Shooting Park April 5th...
Yeah man, that will be great. Aurora is like 15 min away from me. I'm available this weekend so let me know if it's OK with you. lol
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Old 03-27-2009, 13:00   #4
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Come to Springfield, I will let you shoot my 21, 30 and 26, I will even provide the ammo.
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Old 03-27-2009, 13:26   #5
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Come to Springfield, I will let you shoot my 21, 30 and 26, I will even provide the ammo.
Thanks man. A appreciate in a lot. I will let you know if I plan to go down south. IL Glockers RULE!
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Old 03-27-2009, 13:43   #6
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I'm planing to get a Glock soon. I already applied for a FOID few weeks ago and while I'm waiting, I decided to rent one before I decided which one to get, but obviously I can't rent a gun to shoot at any range in IL without a FOID. Is that stupid or what?

I hate these stupid guns laws in IL
It's not a gun-law issue. It's a personal decision made by gun-shop owners not to put guns in people's hands unless they possess FOID cards. Keep in mind - many of these owners are terrorized by the BATFE and even local police at times.

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Yes, very stupid... but you can't shoot by yourself unless you have a FOID card, so you much be shooting with someone? If so, have them rent it and then you can shoot it.

If you are anywhere near Aurora, I'll meet up with you at JR Shooting Sports and rent one for you. I try to shoot at least once a month, once every two months at the longest.

I'm heading out to Buffalo Range Shooting Park April 5th...
I'm heading to Buffalo Rock on April 22nd.
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Old 03-27-2009, 13:43   #7
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the illinois state police got my aplication (i let my old card expire) on jan.3rd....i'm still waiting for my card

i called a few weeks ago and they told me they were not sure why it hasn't gone out yet......so i called back this week...the lady says....it should be there in a couple weeks

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the illinois state police got my aplication (i let my old card expire) on jan.3rd....i'm still waiting for my card

i called a few weeks ago and they told me they were not sure why it hasn't gone out yet......so i called back this week...the lady says....it should be there in a couple weeks

illandanoid sucks!!!!!!!
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Take action on your late FOID

The ISRA issued a press release on January 23rd, 2009, concerning the failure of the Illinois State Police to issue the FOID or provide an explanation for denial within 30 days of receipt of the application, as provided for by Illinois law.

The ISRA is working on the problem, but that doesn't immediately help those awaiting a new FOID or a FOID renewal. If you are waiting for your FOID and you sent in your application 30 days ago or more, please follow these steps:

1. Call the ISP Police Firearms Services Bureau at 217-782-7980 and make an inquiry into the status of your card. Disregard any recorded message that tells you not to bother unless youíve been waiting more than 56 days. Itís your rights that have been put on hold, itís your freedom that is put in jeopardy, itís your prerogative to call and ask for action.

2. Call your Illinois Representative and Illinois Senator at their Springfield offices and inform them of your difficulty getting your new or renewed FOID. It is very likely that your call will be answered by a secretary. Always be polite to the secretaries, theyíre your portal to the legislators. Provide details on your situation: when you sent in your application, date your check cleared, etc. Ask for the legislator to make an inquiry on your behalf. Itís important for the legislators to know that the FOID delays are impacting citizens in their districts.

3. Do you need to find out who your state legislators are? You can find out by checking the website of the Illinois State Board of Elections on the page for District/Official Search. If you know who your legislators are but need their phone numbers, you can look them up on the ISRA website. There is a page for the representatives and another for the senators.

4. Show your solidarity for your fellow Illinois Gun Owners by joining us in Springfield on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 for IGOLD Ė Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day. Go to the IGOLD website at igold.isra.org for details.

Here's a web page version of this alert, right here at ISRA.

Posted Tue Feb 10 14:41:16 CST 2009

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Old 03-27-2009, 20:42   #9
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thanks!!!! i'll be calling monday!!
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Old 04-01-2009, 22:29   #10
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I went to Maxon and applied for the FOID...back in the beginning of January!
Just got the FOID about a week ago...
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Old 04-01-2009, 23:12   #11
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I went to Maxon and applied for the FOID...back in the beginning of January!
Just got the FOID about a week ago...
OMG. 3 months wait? That's just ridiculous. I applied a month ago. So I guess August...
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Old 04-02-2009, 21:35   #12
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^^^When I called to inquire on the status of my FOID, they told me to wait another 30 days cause they had a 51 day backlog of applications!
2 weeks later, I get it!...
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Old 04-02-2009, 23:38   #13
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^^^When I called to inquire on the status of my FOID, they told me to wait another 30 days cause they had a 51 day backlog of applications!
2 weeks later, I get it!...
I guess a lot of people including me are trying to get their FOID while they still can. To bad I can't rent one while I wait...at least I'll know which model to get. Cuz I'm planing to buy it the very first day when I get my FOID
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Old 04-02-2009, 23:56   #14
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Come to Clinton, we can run down to Springfield(45miles) and shoot at the indoor range.
Bullet Express Indoor Shooting Range.
I have a few Glocks and a few 1911s a few XDs and a few revolvers
Edit=any time is good, I got laid off today.
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Old 04-02-2009, 23:58   #15
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Come to Clinton, we can run down to Springfield(45miles) and shoot at the indoor range.
Bullet Express Indoor Shooting Range.
I have a few Glocks and a few 1911s a few XDs and a few revolvers
Edit=any time is good, I got laid off today.
When ?
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Old 04-02-2009, 23:59   #16
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Any time is good for me, now
Any day.
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Any time is good for me, now
Any day.
How about Sunday? If you are available...I don't wanna ruin your weekend plans ;-).
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Old 04-03-2009, 00:08   #18
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Sunday would be just fine.
I think they open at 10 and are open till 5.
They have 7 or 8 lanes, and a big gun shop
I will call them today and ask them if you can shoot with me, even though you don't have a FOID card.
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Sunday would be just fine.
I think they open at 10 and are open till 5.
They have 7 or 8 lanes, and a big gun shop
I will call them today and ask them if you can shoot with me, even though you don't have a FOID card.
Great. I hope they let me. Thanks again. I really appreciate your help.
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Old 04-03-2009, 00:21   #20
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I will call them and if they say you are good to go, I will PM you.
You can either come to my house(Clinton) and we can drive down in my truck, or what ever you feel compfortable with.
Just let me know.
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