Due to the coronavirus threat, the Secretary of State’s office has cancelled all events at the Illinois State Capitol including Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) which was to be held on April 1, 2020. We have tentatively rescheduled IGOLD for Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. We regret any inconvenience caused by this cancellation. We will keep you updated. The IGOLD raffle drawing will still take place on April 14th.
Chatsworth, IL – Last week Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Brendan Kelly outlined steps that ISP has taken to manage the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) and Conceal Carry License (CCL) programs and laid much of the blame on funding issues.
From Director Kelly’s press conference on 02/13/2020:
In the last few months, we have heard from dozens of people who are having issues with their FOID Card and Concealed Carry applications.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Canada Valleyfield, Inc (GD-OTS), has determined a potential defect relating to certain lots of Accurate 2495, 4064 and 4350 propellants manufactured for Western Powders Inc. prior to October 1, 2016 and packaged under the Accurate brand name in 1 lb. and 8 lb. canisters, may be defective.
4/20/2020-4/24/2020 - ISRA Range Classroom, Ranges 3 & 5 - 8:00-5:00
NRA Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor Development Schools develop and enhance both instructor skills and firearm handling skills of all students so they can effectively teach their officers to win lethal encounters. These schools are intended for public and private law enforcement officers and military personnel who are currently assigned, or about to be assigned, duties as law enforcement firearm instructors.
Today the Illinois State Police released the Emergency Rules for the Gun Dealer Licensing Certification Act (GDLCA). These rules will be heard by the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules (JCAR) on February 18, 2020.
by Ed Sullivan, ISRA Lobbyist, former Illinois State Legislator
In the New Year there will be a bevy of new laws facing Illinois Citizens. One new law that Gun Owners should pay close attention to is PA 101-0027, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. This new law allows Illinois citizens over twenty-one the ability to purchase and consume cannabis recreationally. Illinois citizens have had the ability to purchase and consume cannabis for medical reasons for five years. There is a difference between the purchase and use of Medical Cannabis and Recreational Cannabis as it relates to your lawful rights to own and possess a firearm in Illinois.
12/10/2019 - For Immediate Release
Chatsworth, IL – Nearly $30 million in funds generated by user fees that should be used to reduce the wait time for FOID card applications and for the administration of the Illinois Concealed Carry License (ICCL) program has been diverted to general state spending according to Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.