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  1. I am glad things are working for you. For me, it is the state working at its usual logic/speed/ efficiency. FOID Expires 4/1/2022 CCL Expires 5/2026 (with fingerprints, for what it is worth) Renewed FOID on Website on 12/8/2021 (Hoping to get an "old" FOID card) From 12/8/2021 to 1/5/2022 received message (Online): "We have received your submission and your payment was successful. We have not yet reviewed any aspect of your application. It is in the verification queue." From 1/6/2022 to 1/22/2022 (today) received message (Online): "Your submission successfully completed the background review and has been sent to await printing." Today (1/22/2022) received a letter from ISP, dated 12/21/2021 and postmarked 1/18/2022 stating that my FOID was up for renewal. The letter did note that if I renewed before expiration, the FOID would be considered valid. It also stated the COVID extensions. There was no mention whatsoever of the new law in which I would not need to renew if my CCL expires later than my FOID. I would not have posted this at all if I did not receive the letter. Now considering the letter is dated 14 days after my application, and the letter was sent (postmarked) over 25 days after it was dated and 12 days after my application was approved, I think that the state is back to its money/time wasting processes.
  2. I really do not think that there is an agency of the state that would be able to pull off such an large technological undertaking. For example, in a recent audit of the ISP, it found that they still had computers using Windows 7 (Released 2009), lost computers with "sensitive" information, and did not have a project management office. Additionally, the ISP was dinged for not getting its vehicles maintained properly- oil changes and other maintenance. So if they cannot get some basic operational procedures down pat, I would suggest that any cutting edge technologies would be challenging, at best. The audit can be found here: https://www.auditor.illinois.gov/Audit-Reports/Compliance-Agency-List/ISP/FY20-ISP-Comp-Full.pdf
  3. Here is how the average days processing has been tracking for NEW CCL applications. Things look to be getting a little bit better. For whatever reason, the ISP does not divulge information on CCL renewals.
  4. An informative video. Despite the pronunciation in the video, Project Farm may cause me to reconsider my use of Hoppe's. I was taught to use it by not only my father, but my grandfather too.
  5. I agree with you 100%. It is very interesting to note that the ISP does not publish (on their dashboard) any statistics on CCL renewals. They have new/renewal FOID, FTIP, and new CCL information, but nothing on Renewal CCLs. It seems that is the "junk drawer" of application processing.
  6. I do not know why, but starting in August, 2021 ISP quit "running" rechecks. For "whatever" reason, there was an increase in Permit checks in September, 2021. I think that you can be assured, check are being done on a routine basis. Month/ Year Permit- IL Permit Recheck- IL Handgun Transfer- IL Long Gun Transfer- IL Other Transfer- IL Multiple Transfers- IL Admin- IL Total- IL 01/2020 17,551 561,765 22,567 9,588 - 940 - 612,411 02/2020 13,769 572,881 22,743 9,761 - 913 - 620,067 03/2020 39,780 541,682 44,112 17,127 - 2,408 - 645,109 04/2020 25,857 563,741 30,500 11,184 - 1,282 - 632,564 05/2020 25,190 598,361 26,854 9,959 - 1,106 - 661,470 06/2020 73,508 566,780 49,101 14,913 - 2,102 - 706,404 07/2020 42,167 626,794 31,853 12,250 - 1,360 - 714,424 08/2020 39,261 504,311 28,864 13,330 - 1,458 - 587,224 09/2020 33,632 344,401 27,645 13,848 - 1,504 - 421,030 10/2020 27,352 401,421 28,277 14,905 - 1,640 - 473,595 11/2020 27,657 474,345 29,335 17,557 - 1,890 - 550,784 12/2020 20,056 762,537 29,133 16,557 - 1,700 - 829,983 01/2021 34,093 912,211 35,848 17,817 - 2,149 - 1,002,118 02/2021 18,820 846,252 24,290 11,338 - 1,320 - 902,020 03/2021 23,382 1,350,676 35,699 16,114 - 2,046 - 1,427,917 04/2021 21,918 889,304 30,084 12,523 - 1,610 - 955,439 05/2021 16,682 945,297 25,210 9,855 - 1,282 - 998,326 06/2021 14,242 715,898 24,191 9,377 1,176 - 764,884 07/2021 357,709 243,182 38,557 15,385 1,605 340 - 656,778 08/2021 385,196 - 26,981 12,930 1,456 - - 426,563 09/2021 312,148 - 22,461 11,566 1,287 - - 347,462 10/2021 213,822 - 24,172 12,375 1,311 - 1 251,681 11/2021 262,319 - 25,791 14,008 1,552 - - 303,670 12/2021 392,738 - 29,123 14,315 1,471 - - 437,647
  7. The ability to tabulate "rechecks" was not made available by the FBI, for all states, until February, 2016. Illinois did not "run" any rechecks until July, 2016. Rechecks are available for all states (since February, 2016). The data that has the classification of for the NICS type, by state and month can be located on the NICS website. (https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/nics_firearm_checks_-_month_year_by_state_type.pdf/view) The link to the NICS "general" page is: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/nics. From my understanding of the rechecks, the rechecks are typically requested by a state entity (not directly by FFLs). Also, the rechecks are typically used to: "Re-run" a check where the initial check was ordered over a time period where data may have changed. "Re-run" an individuals information and switching the first and last name. "Re-running" an individual for a CCL verification. Other reasons (Clerical errors, system issues, etc) Case in point- Kentucky has a high rate of NICS checks. In 2021, the had 3.8 million checks done. Of the 3.8 million checks, 3.5 million were "rechecks". The reason why they had such a high volume rechecks is that for 2021 Kentucky law mandated a monthly recheck on each Kentucky CCL holder.
  8. The math did not appear to add up. But Based on the audit and the NICS (FBI) information, I would tend to believe the FBI's numbers. Below are annual NICS checks (Illinois) since 1999 as published by the FBI: Month/ Year Permit IL Permit Recheck IL Handgun IL Long Gun IL Other IL Multiple Type Transfers IL Admin IL Total IL Inquiries 1999 296,607 - 77,420 108,485 - 2,336 - 484,848 2000 296,360 - 60,504 90,875 - 2,032 - 449,771 2001 307,614 - 57,953 94,887 - 2,248 - 462,702 2002 298,024 - 52,562 93,303 - 2,249 - 446,138 2003 363,619 - 53,877 95,656 - 2,765 - 515,917 2004 433,946 - 53,904 99,523 - 3,044 - 590,417 2005 372,188 - 56,745 94,815 - 3,386 - 527,134 2006 365,917 - 60,587 97,719 - 3,475 - 527,698 2007 375,313 - 64,374 93,588 - 3,700 - 536,975 2008 427,723 - 80,729 102,650 - 4,839 - 615,941 2009 528,388 - 99,880 118,568 - 5,235 - 752,071 2010 463,709 - 109,204 116,746 1 5,650 - 695,310 2011 553,984 - 134,178 133,935 - 6,865 - 828,962 2012 670,197 - 181,910 174,405 - 9,549 - 1,036,061 2013 848,615 - 236,374 184,681 - 10,943 - 1,280,613 2014 944,162 - 234,090 155,203 - 9,640 - 1,343,095 2015 838,018 - 252,978 146,878 - 9,524 - 1,247,398 2016 962,930 419,341 330,411 177,255 - 12,133 - 1,902,070 2017 182,719 982,905 282,267 142,553 - 10,646 - 1,601,090 2018 190,991 2,236,446 259,554 133,987 - 10,469 - 2,831,447 2019 166,970 4,403,672 248,616 119,357 - 10,955 - 4,949,570 2020 385,780 6,519,019 370,984 160,979 - 18,303 - 7,455,065 2021 2,053,069 5,902,820 342,407 157,603 8,682 9,923 1 8,474,505
  9. When I started on the analysis, I was under the impression that the ISP did daily NICS Checks (or rechecks) on FOID cardholders. This was also the impression that a representative from ISRA gave me. With the recent audits and publication of ISP processes, it was documented that ISP does do nightly checks. but those checks are done on the Illinois Department of Health Services system, Illinois Criminal History Record Information (CHRI), and LEADS (Law Enforcement Agency Data System)– Hot Files. Per the audit, here are the systems that are reviewed for each "application" type: High level review points for FOID/ CCL applications and FTIP Inquiry New FOID Renewal FOID Daily New CCL (Note 1>) Renewal CCL FTIPS DHS Mental Health Check X X Transaction Control Number (TCN) – Fingerprints (Note 2>) X X Illinois Secretary of State – Name, Date of Birth, Address, Identifiers, Photo, Signatures, Valid ID X X X X 10-year address history X X Training Certification (Note 3>) X X Illinois Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) X X X X X LEADS – Hot Files X X X X X National Crime Information Center (NCIC) X X X X X Interstate Identification Index (III) X X X X X National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) X X X X X Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) X X X X X National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) X X X X Note 1> In addition to these steps, law enforcement can object to new CCL applications and then the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board will rule on the objections. Note 2> If an applicant submitted fingerprints with the new CCL application, he/she does not need to resubmit fingerprints. Note 3> While the training requirements are different for a new CCL application vs. a renewal, there still are training requirements. Source: Management Audit of the Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and Concealed Carry License Programs- 9/29/2021, OAG analysis of Illinois State Police information (https://www.auditor.illinois.gov/Audit-Reports/Performance-Audits.asp)
  10. The FBI has published its statistics on national (firearm related) background checks (https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/nics) and Illinois maintains its lead in the number of annual background checks: 8.47 million checks in 2021. The next closest states in performing background checks for 2021 were Kentucky 3.49 million, Texas 1.98 million, and Indiana 1.82 million. Illinois broke its previous record it held in 2020 in which it performed 7.46 million background checks. Illinois, via the checks initiated by the Illinois State Police, was responsible for almost 22% for all federal firearm background checks performed in 2021. Compared to 2020, Illinois increased its background checks by 13.7%. Illinois increased its background checks (2021 vs. 2020) despite receiving a decrease in the volume of new FOID applications, new CCL applications, and a decrease in the number of Illinois State Police processed firearm transfers. Top 10 NICS Inquiries For the Year- December, 2021 Rank State Inquiries Percent 1 Illinois 8,474,505 22.0% 2 Kentucky 3,848,061 10.0% 3 Texas 1,980,753 5.1% 4 Indiana 1,815,531 4.7% 5 Florida 1,711,685 4.4% 6 California 1,476,073 3.8% 7 Pennsylvania 1,408,165 3.7% 8 Utah 1,181,564 3.1% 9 Michigan 970,990 2.5% 10 Tennessee 964,512 2.5% Other 14,741,288 38.2% All 38,573,127 100.0% Source- https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/nics Total NICS Inquiries for the Years 2017 to 2021 State/ Territory 2017 Inquiries 2018 Inquiries 2019 Inquiries 2020 Inquiries 2021 Inquiries Total Inquiries 2017- 2021 % Change 2017 to 2021 % Change 2021 to 2020 Illinois 1,601,087 2,831,447 4,949,570 7,455,065 8,474,505 25,311,674 429.3 13.7 Kentucky 4,641,480 4,912,441 4,120,892 3,330,462 3,848,061 20,853,336 (17.1) 15.5 Texas 1,549,434 1,571,632 1,487,212 2,325,281 1,980,753 8,914,312 27.8 (14.8) Florida 1,276,549 1,203,145 1,195,539 1,912,204 1,711,685 7,299,122 34.1 (10.5) California 1,570,110 1,297,132 1,240,632 1,601,054 1,476,073 7,185,001 (6.0) (7.8) Indiana 830,357 896,148 1,450,565 1,935,587 1,815,531 6,928,188 118.6 (6.2) Pennsylvania 1,062,651 1,021,943 987,886 1,452,921 1,408,165 5,933,566 32.5 (3.1) Tennessee 767,953 694,101 635,313 984,760 964,512 4,046,639 25.6 (2.1) Ohio 753,072 717,475 638,495 976,751 851,887 3,937,680 13.1 (12.8) Minnesota 683,544 604,078 682,356 958,391 945,299 3,873,668 38.3 (1.4) Others 10,219,682 10,019,899 10,618,860 16,393,603 15,096,656 62,348,700 47.7 (7.9) Grand Total 24,955,919 25,769,441 28,007,320 39,326,079 38,573,127 156,631,886 54.6 (1.9)
  11. I am very jealous- For my FOID Renewal (Expires 4/1/2022): No letter received. Application Submitted: 12/8/2021 For what it is worth, CCL Fingerprints on File. CCL Renewed August, 2021 (After almost 220 Days) Dates: Status 12/08/2021 to 01/05/2022 "We have received your submission and your payment was successful. We have not yet reviewed any aspect of your application. It is in the verification queue." 01/06/2022 to 01/11/2022 "Your submission successfully completed the background review and has been sent to await printing"
  12. The ISP is now publicizing a web page to validate "FOID Numbers". Per the web page (https://verify.ispfsb.com/Public/Verify.aspx): "This system is for the sole purpose of determining the validity of a FOID card in compliance with the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act (“FOID Act”), 430 ILCS 65/1 et seq. for private firearm and ammunition transfers." What this page will allow an individual (or business) to do, is to enter in the FOID ID (and a birthdate) and this will determine if the FOID card is valid. So for people with the "new" FOID card (without an expiration date), an individual can now validate the FOID number. With this web page, now instead of the "old process" of just viewing the FOID card for a valid date, a person selling ammunition must now look up the FOID number on the ISP web site. I am not sure if this process is in complete alignment with Director Kelly stated goal - "Our goal has been and continues to be to make sure it is easier for the good guys and hard for the bad guys and we're making progress towards that mission,"
  13. OK. So it looks like the ISP (and potentially the legislature) THOUGHT about it. Now lets see if they do anything to ACT on their thoughts. So, for example, the FOID law has specfic language for SHALL issue for new "cards" of 30 days, and 60 business days for "renewal" cards. So it appears that by having SHALL issue in the law that the legislature (and ISP) are taking into consideration ("thinking about") the Second Admentment of the Constitution. Based on the fact that cards are not issued in the timeframes prescribed by law, its actions (or lack of actions) shows disregard for the original "thought" of the law. The law specifically lays out the "automatic" renewal process [(430 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 83-5) Sec. 5. Application and renewal.] : (c) If the Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act expires during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license, the Firearm Owner's Identification Card and the license remain valid and the licensee does not have to renew his or her Firearm Owner's Identification Card during the duration of the concealed carry license. Unless the Illinois State Police has reason to believe the licensee is no longer eligible for the card, the Illinois State Police may automatically renew the licensee's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and send a renewed Firearm Owner's Identification Card to the licensee. Please note that the law states that they ISP MAY automatically renew the card. "We" might be putting a lot of faith in the ISP following a non mandetory action under the law.
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