IL FOID card, concealed carry license delays leave residents on edge as carjacking cases surge

IL FOID card, concealed carry license delays leave residents on edge as carjacking cases surge

CHICAGO (WLS) — If you’re still waiting on your firearm ID card or concealed carry license from the state of Illinois, you’re not alone. New complaints have come in from residents who say they applied for their firearm credentials months ago and are still waiting. The problem predates the COVID-19 pandemic, but complaints continue to roll in. One Chicago man said the recent carjackings have made him even more concerned about being unarmed. He’s demanding the state fix what he calls a broken system. RELATED: Gun-rights groups file lawsuit against Illinois State Police for delayed FOID card applications, renewals "I feel extremely unsafe every time I walk out of my house," said Terrence Thrower. Thrower said he lost his wallet last year, which contained his Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card, as well as his concealed carry license (CCL). He thought applying for replacements would be easy, but more than eight months later he said he’s still waiting. As a result, he’s unable to legally carry or use his firearm. "It’s scary, because I feel like I can’t protect myself or my family," he said. "My wife and I, we have a newborn baby. With such a high rise in carjackings, I feel like I can’t leave the house without my firearm and feel safe." Thrower, who lives in Beverly, is among dozens of people who have reached out to the ABC7 I-Team to report months-long waits for the FOID cards or concealed carry licenses. RELATED: Illinois FOID card delays: […]

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