Ex coworker could not get a FOID due to a mental health referral after a car accident years ago. He moved out of Illinois to Colorado where he was legal to purchase a gun and picked up a pistol. A year later, he ended up moving back to Illinois and brought his pistol with him. His anti mother called the cops on him when she found out he brought it back and had it in her home. St Charles Police came out and confiscated the pistol and his ammo. He is unsure how long or if he will be able to secure a FOID card. Rather than just let St Charles Police hang onto his pistol and ammo indefinitely, he figured he could sell the pistol and the new owner could go to the police station with him and pick it up. He called St Charles today and they told him that he could not sell the gun because in order to sell it, he would have to have possession of it.
Thoughts? Is he just screwed till he can get a FOID?