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IL: New law protects FOID card holders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday signed legislation that gives gun owners a 60-day grace period to keep their Firearms Owners Identification Card active while their renewal application is being processed, even if the processing period extends beyond the card’s expiration date. Previously, FOID cards were deemed invalid if they expired during the renewal process.

“We shouldn’t punish gun owners who make every effort to get their renewal applications in on time,” Rauner said. “This grace period will ensure there is no interruption in their rights to keep their firearms.”
 

Comment by: xqqme (8/18/2018)
I predict that processing times will increase to more than the "grace period", so as to penalize FOID-carrying citizens.

Anybody want to bet against me?
 

Comment by: mickey (8/18/2018)
Good point XQ's, why put a 60 day limit on civil rights?

If you reapply before the due date, then your license should be valid until such time as it's denied for good reason. (that's assuming that it's OK to make you apply and renew a license to exercise a civil right in the first place, but that's a different matter)
 

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The supposed quietude of a good mans allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside...Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them... — Thomas Paine, I Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 (1894).

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