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Illinois reports 64-day wait for FOID card

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Chicago (AP) -- State officials say there is a more than 60-day wait for an Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification card.

 

Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond says more than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received so far this month, on-track to be a program record.

 

The (Elgin) Courier-News reports state police received 338,610 FOID applications last year.

 

Greg Tropino Sr., of GAT Guns in East Dundee, says his customers contend the wait for a card is more than the 64 days the state police says. Tropino noted customers are reporting having to wait 10 to 15 weeks for a card that is supposed to be in their hands in 30 days or less.

 

Data provided by state police indicates there about 1.5 million state residents with FOID cards.

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