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  1. Almost 3 weeks since going "Active" and still no card in the mail.
  2. Two weeks since my FOID was listed as "Active" but no physical card received as of today.
  3. I use Hornady Critical Defense or Speer hollow point in my carry guns, all legal and hopefully not in the least bit controversial. And I don't wear aggressive sounding themed t-shirts, or hats, or put "Defended by Smith and Wesson" or similar stickers on the bumpers of my vehicles. I used to have a "Molon labe" bumper sticker on one of my cars, but peeled that off years ago. And normally I do not carry a speed strip or second (or third) magazine, genuinely believing that if the rare possibility ever develops that I need to defend myself, the rounds in the gun itself will be enough to stop the threat or let me leave the area safely.
  4. Just yesterday, 8/27//21, about 16 months since I sent in the renewal, my FOID now shows as "Active" rather than "Under Review" on the ISP website. Hopefully the actual card will arrive in the mail shortly. Can't believe it really took this long for what should be a very routine renewal but glad that the wait seems to finally be ending.
  5. Sent in FOID renewal in April 2020. As of today, 8/27/21, changed from "Under Review" to "Active". Hopefully card will arrive shortly. Hallelujah!
  6. I was born and raised in New York City, which is even worse in terms of gun rights than is Illinois. A job opportunity is what brought me to this state, and in part I am still here because three of my five adult children live within an hour of where I live (the other two are on the West Coast, where gun rights are even worse). So it looks like I'm staying around, at least for now. I don't really see this new law having much of an effect upon me but it clearly is a way for the Democrats to show their disdain for the 2nd Amendment and those that exercise their natural right to be able to defend themselves.
  7. This gives me one more reason to avoid actually going into the city of Chicago. As if I needed another reason. Nowhere else does "better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6" apply more directly than in Chicago.
  8. An email today from CCW Safe talked about a person arrested in Chicago fir having a laser sight on a legally concealed handgun. I was not aware that this prohibition still exists. Anyone know about this?
  9. Molly: Any help you can offer would be appreciated. My State Rep seemed to be of little help. This has been over 16 months now and my FOID application still shows "Under Review".
  10. 7/20 and still waiting. If nothing in the next week or so I will call my State Representative, again.
  11. Knowing the world of crap that I would be in for a defensive shooting, no matter what the circumstances were, I doubt that as a concealed carrier I would step forward and become involved for other than myself, my family, and others known to me personally. Witnessing a dangerous, perhaps deadly situation, I would hopefully ensure the safety of my family and myself, use my phone to call the police, and keep my gun concealed unless I needed it to defend against a personal or family attack.
  12. I contacted my State Rep's office who claimed that they could do nothing other than submit an inquiry. They called me back saying that they were told that my renewal is in the "final stage" of "review" and that I should expect my new FOID card within 2 to 4 weeks. We shall see.
  13. I called my State Representative (a Republican, and one of the good guys when it comes to gun issues) and his office said that all that they can do to help is submit an inquiry. That was yesterday, and I was told that I should have an answer from them by this morning, but so far nothing.
  14. My FOID renewal was sent to ISP in March 2020. It is now 15 months and I am still waiting. I have not had any issue with the "Covid 19 expiration" but it is frustrating to have the State of Illinois be so inept.
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