Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Letter to the NRA

Just to make you aware if you aren't already. The state of Illinois requres a citizen of the state to obtain a FOID (Firearms Owners Identification card).

The law as written requires the state to issue or decline for cause a card within 30 days of the $10.00 card fee being cashed. It has been 3 months and I still don't have a card. Many others have experienced the same long waits. Their excuse is that they're "overwhelmed" with requests.

This is depriving law abiding citizens in Illinois their 2nd ammendment right to legally purchase and own a firearm. I don't know if it's a stealth maneuver to deny persons their constitutional rights or just imcompetence but the state is breaking it's own law.

 If the office issuing the cards is understaffed it's incumbent on them to provide the funds to increase staffing to a level that insures they cease breaking the law.

Being that the NRA has been instrumental in guaranteeing 2nd ammendment rights for decades, I would reason that this would be something they would certainly want to address.

We'll see what they have to say.

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