1) When you are a average FOID-possessing gun owner in Illinois,
2) who does not possess a FFL, never has, and does not sell guns for a living,
3)and you attend a Illinois gun show with privately owned firearms you are selling,
WHO/what phone number am I supposed to call for the now apparently mandatory "gun show private-sale" background check?
I have checked the Illinois State Police web site and it has NO PHONE NUMBER listed and no mention of how to call for a background check of another private party to legally transfer the firearm to them at a gun show, but the ISP web site does conveniently mention that the state law requires private owners to complete the same phone approval background check at a gun show as would be required of a professional FFL holder.
This is frankly... insane. I am wondering if the state is NOT publicizing this # as a way to prevent such private sales at Illinois gun shows.
I have no problem calling in to their system and getting the approval that is now mandated by the state of Illinois, but WHY is this Illinois background check phone # being kept secret?? If the state of Illinois wants to mandate this, they have a obligation to provide access to the phone number you need to call to get this approval, yet from what I can find, this ISP approval phone # for private sales is a bigger secret than Obama's actual place of birth. .
I have about 7-8 mostly rifles I want to sell off, and I am getting tired of getting Cabelas offering me 20% of a items value, and just want to figure out how to legally transfer these firearms myself instead of giving them away to a shop or Cabelas at below wholesale.
Edited by Palatine Chris, 11 July 2012 - 07:39 PM.