Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Public Service Announcement / Attention ALL Illinois Gunslingers / an alert from the folks at The Smoke 'n Gun in Waukegan


An important public service announcement for our SNG friends - please share with your gun-toting friends in Illinois:

The Illinois State Police is cracking down on citizens who are not updating their FOID card addresses in a timely manner. Several of our customers have had their purchases denied in the last few weeks for this simple reason. Not delayed . . . DENIED.

Do NOT put your FOID status in jeopardy! If you have recently moved, plan to move, or are thinking about moving, here is the info you need to know:

1. Your federal paperwork (commonly referred to as the 4473) that you complete in order to purchase a firearm MUST have your current address.

2. Under Illinois law, you are required to update your Driver's License and/or State ID within 10 days of moving to a new address.

3. According to the FOID Act, you are required to notify ISP of your address change within 21 days of moving to a new address.

4. If you update your Driver's License and fail to update your FOID card, your background check will likely be denied.

Note - the Secretary of State and Illinois State Police computer systems are linked. You MUST update your driver's license/state ID first, then update your FOID. You can accomplish this online here:

if you do not have an online account, you can create one instantly. I believe the charge to update your address is $6. If you need help, we can assist you for a small service fee - total of $16.

We want to help you maintain your good FOID standing! See you soon at Schrank's Smoke 'n Gun!





2 comments:

Pumice said...

This is probably good advice no matter where you live.

Grace and peace.

Schrank's Smoke 'N Gun said...

Thanks for sharing this info. We are just trying to be proactive for our friends and customers. See you in the shop soon!