Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:13 PM
I'm not applying until the day before i expire so i don't "lose out" on time. As far as i read that's legal (not a violation) anyway, Like it says "as long as you've applied" for your renewal.
See: 430 ILCS 66/70 ©
Where it CLEARLY states © A license is invalid upon expiration of the license, unless the licensee has submitted an application to renew the license, and the applicant is otherwise eligible to possess a license under this Act.
Otherwise I've heard you will and do "lose time" if you renew too far in advance. My one friend 'lost' a whole month! So I'll apply to renew the day before and carry around a copy of my renewal application/status and continue to carry!
There is a bill introduced that if passed would eliminate this "loss of time" but ofc given the current political makeup here i don't expect it to pass! Though to me that would just be logical, allow people to renew up to 3 months early but let their license carry the same expiry date + 5 years (to the day)!
But it's also because of this that i actually anticipate possibly "gaining time"! Say for example my license expired 4/15/19 but i didn't submit to renew until the 14th, by the time they get to me is not going to be an expiry of 4/15/24 but may be something like 4/30/24 or 5/15/24
Just my $0.02
~ Licensed to carry since 2008
~ IL CCL 75 days from application to in hand!
~ I'm not the "bad guy" here, I just want to be able to defend myself and my family. Anywhere I should be permitted to carry a pencil (1st amendment), I should also be able to carry a firearm (2nd amendment) !!!!!!!!!!
"Why do I carry a handgun? Well, look at it this way -- I keep a fire extinguisher in my house. I don't expect to have a fire; indeed, it's highly unlikely. But in the unlikely event of fire, not having the means to stop the fire could result in serious property loss or personal injury to myself and my family. Neither do I expect to be a victim of violent crime; indeed, it's highly unlikely. But in the unlikely event of a violent crime, not having the means to stop the criminal could lead to serious property loss or personal injury to myself and my family. It is simply a matter of common-sense prudence."
Drawing any line only restricts law abiding people from crossing such a line. The "line" doesn't exist for criminals so we have to support the second amendment.
"The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good man with a gun"