ISP updates online FOID portal gun-rights group says is ‘additional hardship’ as backlog persists

ISP updates online FOID portal gun-rights group says is ‘additional hardship’ as backlog persists

ISP updates online FOID portal Illinois State Rifle Association says is ‘additional hardship’ as backlog persists (The Center Square) – If it’s been a while since you’ve logged on to the Illinois State Police Firearm Owner Identification portal, you’ll notice some changes. This, as new hires to process more than 142,000 backlogged applications will take six months to train. A recent update to the ISP website ISP.Illinois.gov includes an updated portal for FOID card and Concealed Carry Licenses applicants that requires a verified email address or cell phone to log in. Information about the cost to taxpayers for the updates, and whether it was outsourced, wasn’t immediately available. The Illinois State Rifle Association said the additional steps requiring an email address or cell phone could be problematic. “I feel that this is an additional hardship for those who are technologically challenged or for those who do not have a computer to receive emails or a smartphone to receive text messages,” said ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. “We feel this will negatively affect hundreds of thousands of Illinois gun owners, Conceal Carry permit holders, Licensed Firearm Dealers, and Conceal Carry Instructors. We have notified our attorneys of this problem.” State Rep. Dan Caulkins, R-Decatur, said the update does provide an additional hurdle. “It is in a way, but it’s also I think the ISP, they’re trying to modernize their system, trying to get it so people can get a response quicker on where their application is,” Caulkins said. The latest […]

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