You might call what`s happened over the past two weeks a FOID-ian slip on the part of Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The Illinois State Police, because of Blagojevich-induced staff cuts, got so far behind in processing FOID cards, the state made felons out of many gun owners in Illinois. Instead of waiting the requisite 30 days for their cards, gun owners have found themselves waiting up to 50 days. And yes, the state police said, those folks could be arrested for possessing a gun without a valid FOID card.
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