Revoking the license was that I was not eligible for a FOID card therefore I was ineligible for a CCW. ALJ did not buy it and said AS a Non Resident I don't have to have a FOID. They then moved to say that I had not followed the rules in that I did not submit as per 430 ILCS 66/40:
An application and documentation as required under section 30
A notarized document stating I was eligible under federal law and FL law to own or possess a firearm
A Copy of my CCW from FL
A document stating I understand Illinois law
A document stating I acknowledge Id be held by Illinois jurisdiction
A head and shoulder color photograph
My argument was the Application does not ALLOW that information to be submitted by someone not from a similar state. The ALJ understood that and started hammering. The ISP Legal counsel tried saying the hearing was purely about the revocation and not about a application nor substantially similar, even going as far as to get us to agree that substantially similar did not matter. Our response was that it indeed matters and is the entire basis for the fraudulent activities of the ISP depriving non residents of a CCW.
We now wait, ALJ said he should have his report/analysis within 30 days to the director. When asked about the status of the director, ISP Legal said well we aren't entirely sure, as you are the first to have a hearing, congratulations to which I said I was proud and honored to be part of Illinois Carry and represent the thousands of out of state residents that are attempting to get a license!