Restoration of your Illinois Gun Rights.
Many laws prevent convicted felons, and those convicted of certain misdemeanors, from possessing firearms. A recent ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court, however, allows for the restoration of civil rights, including the right to possess a firearm.
To restore these rights an individual must first apply for a FOID card, receive a denial from the Illinois State Police, and then appeal the denial.
To succeed an applicant must show:
1 The applicant has not been convicted of a forcible felony under the laws of this State or any other jurisdiction within 20 years of the applicant’s application for a [FOID] Card, or at least 20 years have passed since the end of any period of imprisonment imposed in relation that conviction;
2 the circumstances regarding a criminal conviction, where applicable, the applicant’s criminal history and his reputation are such that the applicant will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety;
3 granting relief would not be contrary to
the public interest; and
4 granting relief would not be contrary to federal law.