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Bitter Clinger

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  1. Lesson to be learned that most of us here already know, but you had to learn the hard way. Shouldn't ever have made suicide threats to begin with, but besides that: - NEVER talk to police. You should have never opened the door when they arrived. - NEVER let the police in your house, ever, unless they have a warrant. - NEVER voluntarily go with them to a mental health facility. You should have let them arrest you. Unfortunately, since you agreed to talk to them, let them in your house, take your guns and cart you off to the loony bin, you're pretty much screwed. You probably should get a lawyer at this point and now it's going to cost you a lot of time and money. None of this would have happened if you just followed rule number one (don't talk to police).
  2. You say you're moving out of state soon. If that's true, then my opinion is that you shouldn't waste your time trying to get a FOID in IL. You say "I would like to obtain my FOID prior to moving in hopes that it will make the process of being licensed in my new state will be that much easier". But, most states don't require a FOID or other "license" to own a gun. I think there are only two states in the country that have this unconstitutional requirement (Illinois and New Jersey). Other states don't have "FOID" cards, so if you're moving to somewhere other than IL or NJ, you won't need a "license". Now about the ability to purchase a gun and pass a NICS check, that's a different story and that's probably what you should be working on.
  3. Forget the dollar, I would rather see a class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the FOID.
  4. I've always wondered the same thing. My guess is that nobody bothers to challenge it because this state is so corrupt, the lawsuit would go nowhere. Either that or it's like Cerus said above. It's just been around too long and has become accepted "that's just the way things are" even though it's unlawful.
  5. It seems that they have a lot of glitches, probably due to user error. I have a co-worker who applied for his FOID back in July and still hasn't received it yet. They sent him a letter in Sept stating that his "name didn't exist". What I'm guessing is that they thought his name didn't match his driver's license. He verified that what he entered was correct and it did indeed match and re-submitted on the Web site. Then in October they sent him a denial letter, still stating that they had no record of him and he was denied. He tried to call them multiple times, but every time there was just a recording stating that all lines were busy and to try again later. There was no way to leave a message either. He was about to consult with a lawyer to bring a lawsuit against the state for denial of rights. I told him he should just keep trying to call them in the meantime. Finally two days ago he got through and was able to speak to someone. It turns out that some dimwit over at wherever they process and check the FOID applications was mistyping his name, more than once apparently. He got it straightened out and is now approved, but still does not have his FOID. When it's all said and done, it will be about 5 months that he had to wait. Really, the entire FOID act needs to be repealed. Not only because it's unconstitutional, but it seems that IL can't seem to handle the process correctly anyway.
  6. I did not realize that FOID's are supposed to be processed within 30 days. Many, many years ago when I first got mine, it took about 4 months. I have a coworker who is on his second month and still doesn't it. I heard they have a huge backlog, but that seems to always be their excuse.
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