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Old 12-17-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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In Illinois you can't buy, or even posses ANY firearm including a shotgun without a valid FOI (Fire Arms Identification) card issued by the Illinois State Police.
I wasn't questioning that.

Based on the OP's lack of experience with firearms and my assessment based on her posts I made my recomendations.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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Can a person who has been convicted of a felony in the state of Illinois ever be eligible for a FOID card?
Applicants who have been convicted of a felony are ineligible to receive a FOID card. However, an appeal procedure is available in accordance with 430 ILCS 65/10. Contact the ISP Firearms Services Bureau at (217) 782-7980 for further information.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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If it is an issue , check into having a lawyer get your juvenile record expunged. Then basically your record is clean like it never happened.
Best answer. ^^^^ There are many reasons to get that record expunged if all is as you say it is. Not only would it be of benefit to you, it would benefit your children as well. Not having to check that box can make quite a difference and open opportunities you might otherwise never have.
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Best answer. ^^^^ There are many reasons to get that record expunged if all is as you say it is. Not only would it be of benefit to you, it would benefit your children as well. Not having to check that box can make quite a difference and open opportunities you might otherwise never have.
That is the correct course to take - then if your record is cleaned up you shouldn't have any problem.

If you go ahead & apply without doing the above, then the felony will cause a red flag and that appeals process could be tedious.

If you are successful, then get some firearms training & advice before purchasing a gun. Bear in mind that you will get all kinds of advice to buy anything from a "mouse gun" to an artillery piece. lol. You'll just have to see what fits you best.

Above all, have a safe place to keep your firearm & ammo out of the hands of unsupervised little ones.

Good luck.
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Can a person who has been convicted of a felony in the state of Illinois ever be eligible for a FOID card?
Applicants who have been convicted of a felony are ineligible to receive a FOID card. However, an appeal procedure is available in accordance with 430 ILCS 65/10. Contact the ISP Firearms Services Bureau at (217) 782-7980 for further information.
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Good luck, op.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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Well, I guess even though i was 17 its on my adult record.
Cant have it expunged either since it was a felony, if it would of been a misdemeanor it could have been.

So.... I guess im out of luck or could apply and after a denial I could appeal it
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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You should think about moving out of Illinois. That's what I did. There are other states that will not leave you vulnerable to criminal violence.
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