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    The state police are sitting on applications for FOID cards for minors under the age of ten, in violation of Chapter 83, which states they must be approved or denied within 30 days. They continue to cash the checks though.

    When called on why the FOID cards were taking so long the resonse of the State police was --We got a directive to stop processing those applications because the law might change--.

    ISRA Press Release:
    ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OVERSTEPPING AUTHORITY BY REFUSING TO ISSUE FOID CARDS TO YOUTHFUL APPLICANTS
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - - The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

    Controversy has been raging for several weeks over a proposal promulgated by the Illinois State Police that would set the minimum age of issuance for Illinois Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cards at 10 years of age.

    Outdoor sporting organizations, including the ISRA, oppose the adoption of the provision as it would have an adverse impact on gun safety training and youth shooting programs. On the other hand, gun control groups support the new restriction and see it as yet another means of discouraging participation in the shooting sports.

    Approval or denial of the proposed regulation is the responsibility of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). As of the issuance of this press release, only a few days remain in the period during which the public may submit comments to JCAR regarding the proposal. Once the comment period expires, JCAR will consider all comments and will issue a ruling on the proposed age limit some time in the next several months.

    Although adoption of such regulations is strictly within the purview of JCAR, an investigation conducted by the ISRA has revealed that Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent unilaterally established a minimum age for FOID applicants and began denying FOID cards to citizens less than 10 years of age as early as May 2007.

    “Director Trent has taken it upon himself to nullify the authority of JCAR,” commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson. “Last May, he issued a declaration to the FOID division staff that directed the denial of FOID cards to applicants less than 10 years of age. Since that time, the State Police have used this bogus age limit as justification to deny over 200 applications. Of course, Trent’s edict has not stopped the State Police from cashing application fee checks.”

    “The ISRA is presently consulting with its legal advisors to identify a means of relief from Trent’s illegal actions,” continued Pearson. “Without a foundation in law, Trent’s age restriction places the State Police in violation of Section 5 of the FOID act which requires that FOID cards be issued within 30 days.”

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    The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearm ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

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    Posted Wed Oct 24 15:27:17 CDT 2007


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    lockman wrote:
    because the law might change--.
    Cool, so can I run a moonshine still because the law might change?





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    Tomahawk wrote:
    lockman wrote:
    because the law might change--.
    Cool, so can I run a moonshine still because the law might change?



    Rather like the centrefire handgun ban in UK, passed by the Conservative lame duck government. The cops encouraged guys to also hand in their .22 rimfire pistols, because they felt that a new Act was imminent, and ,sure enough, Blair's Socialist outfit finished the job off!

    More OUTRAGEOUS crap from the PRI!

    Good analogy about the still, though!

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    I say screw the FOID process!!! It's called, unconstitutional, tyrannical, registration and otherwise inane! Exercise your rights!

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    I do not know what a FOID is but I can say that I am not surprised at all to learn the governments goons are up to their same old tricks of fraud and theft.

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    FOID - Firearm Owner Identification Card

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    lockman wrote:
    because the law might change--.
    Cool, so can I run a moonshine still because the law might change?




    Bureau of ALCOHOL, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

    It was nice knowing you, Tomahawk. Couldn't you have picked a different agency to ping?

    Somehow I don't think this bunch is going to come after your still with a pick axe like the Revenooers of old. Probably more likeparamilitary assault team.

    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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