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#1 mauserme

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 02:23 PM

As a reminder, Illinois Law stipulates that anyone wishing to complete a person to person firearm transfer must check the recipient's FOID card status before completing the transfer.

430 ILCS 65/3(a-10) - Any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer and who desires to transfer or sell a firearm or firearms to any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall, before selling or transferring the firearms, contact the Department of State Police with the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card number to determine the validity of the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card. This subsection shall not be effective until January 1, 2014. The Department of State Police may adopt rules concerning the implementation of this subsection. The Department of State Police shall provide the seller or transferor an approval number if the purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card is valid. Approvals issued by the Department for the purchase of a firearm pursuant to this subsection are valid for 30 days from the date of issue.


An earlier thread, posted when the person to person background check was new, contained a link that no longer functions. Since that thread was archived and cannot be edited, it's been deleted instead.


FOID checks can currently be accomplished online at the ISP Firearm Services Bureau Person to Person Firearms Transfer link , or by calling 217-524-3847.

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