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Old 01-10-2010, 12:06 PM
CharlieEcho CharlieEcho is offline
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Originally Posted by Hunter Mag View Post
Is that pathetic.
One can become a felon in hellinois and lose your right to bear arms everywhere for something that isn't even against the law in most other states.

Anyway welcome guys from another Illinoisan.

I know of no law forbidding a law abiding citizen from looking at or handling a firearm without a FOID. I believe that has become standard practice at the gun/sport shows in Illinois for the benefit of the dealers and the tire kickers. You may not possess firearms or ammunition in Ill-noise without a FOID. If there is such a law I would be grateful for the information.

The FOID has never prevented me from purchasing or owning any firearm I have wanted. ALL states are required to comply with the NICS. The FOID in Ill-noise serves that purpose, while the drivers license or other forms of ID serve in other states. While dealers are required to insure the purchaser is legally eligible to purchase, per Federal Law, the FOID puts the requirement on the State Police. They after all are the ones who apply and issue the FOID. I have had a FOID since I was nineteen and not yet permitted to vote, by the way. Too, Ill-noise permits FFL's selling to persons from neighboring states if they comply with that states laws, and NICS. Our neighbors do not all reciprocate.

Federal law;
Sale of a firearm by a federally licensed dealer must be documented by a federal form 4473, which identifies and includes other information about the purchaser, and records the make, model, and serial number of the firearm. Sales to an individual of multiple handguns within a five-day period require dealer notification to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Violations of dealer record keeping requirements are punishable by a penalty of up to $1000 and one year`s imprisonment.

Mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998, NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms or explosives. Before ringing up the sale, cashiers call in a check to the FBI or to other designated agencies to ensure that each customer does not have a criminal record or isn't otherwise ineligible to make a purchase. More than 100 million such checks have been made in the last decade, leading to more than 700,000 denials.

Last edited by CharlieEcho; 01-10-2010 at 12:09 PM. Reason: punctuation
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