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ISP Making Progress In FOID Backlog

Illinois State Police unveiling a streamlined process for Firearm Owners Identification renewals. 


Director Brenden F. Kelly also announcing the hiring of additional Firearms Eligibility Analyst trainees.


ISP is making good progress in processing FOID renewals. The Firearm Services Bureau is currently processing FOID renewal applications in 38 calendar days. 


In November 2020, the FOID renewal backlog reached nearly 139,000 claims. The ISP narrowed that backlog to over 28,000 in September of 2021. The backlog is now down to 7,800 claims. 


Kelly says the firearms services bureau is committed to a firearms background check system focused on safety, not bureaucracy. 


He says they want to make it easy on the good guys and hard on the bad guys and that the ISP continues to improve workflow and these numbers show the agency is heading in the right direction. 

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