URBANA, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) Whats in your wallet could land you behind bars as that was the case last weekend in Urbana.
According to a University of Illinois Police report, 24-year-old Cameron Land was arrested for being in possession of a revoked Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID).
Land didnt have a gun on him, but hanging on to a revoked permit is enough for a misdemeanor charge.
Fox Illinois met with Illinois State Police Trooper Mindy Carroll on Wednesday for a refresher on FOID card rules and responsibilities.
Carroll explained the FOID card itself is a pocket-sized piece of plastic that has the power to put someone behind bars if misused.
If a FOID card is revoked, the person must surrender their firearms and the permit within 48 hours.
The FOID card in it of itself has to be returned, Carroll said. There is a form if for whatever reason theyve lost that, then theyll have to turn that into the police department.
Carrying a revoked FOID card without a gun is a Class A misdemeanor an offense law enforcement doesnt take lightly.
"They could be considered a danger to society, which is why their FOID card is revoked, Carroll said. So it's important for us to track that."
If a FOID card is expired, not revoked, the person will likely get by with a warning.
Carroll said an expired FOID card may indicate an irresponsible gun owner.
"It shows the responsibility of the owner, Carroll said. "If they're going to let their card expire, then how responsible are they? It's just like letting their driver's license expire."
Hear that everyone? If you dont pay the tax to own firearms, youre an irresponsible gun owner. Its the same as a drivers license!......
Edited by steveTA84, 16 August 2019 - 08:19 AM.