Chicago, IL—The Illinois State Police Firearms Owner’s Identification Card program is in total meltdown. They can’t or won’t process applications and renewals and don’t look for a fix anytime soon.
This is really about Governor Pat Quinn who is antagonistic and hostile to gun owners and their rights.
The only answer is civil disobedience and making Quinn’s life as miserable as possible.
It’s time to direct all calls to his offices in Springfield and Chicago. It’s also time to boycott his campaign contributors, even those who gave him small amounts of cash.
In America a right cannot be licensed like a privilege. FIOD cards violate that principal.
There is a short-term compromise answer and that’s to extend the life of an FOID card until it’s revoked for cause. Then the State Police won’t be pushing so many tons of paper saving thousands of man hours and postage costs.
Of course the Chicago faction in the Illinois Legislature will go into a massive group seizure should any gun law be relaxed. Gun owners must stand their ground and hold those despotic jerks accountable in every possible way.