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Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card

In Illinois, citizens must apply for, and receive, a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID Card) in order to lawfully acquire or possess, any firearm, stun gun, or taser.

This applies to the acquisition and possession of ammunition, as well. The statute that provides information relating to the FOID Card application and appeal process can be found under The Firearm Owners Identification Act, 430 ILCS 65.

*This information addresses the issue of Illinois FOID rights. It does not address the possible Federal issues that may impact the ability to obtain a FOID card.


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