Chicago Gun Registration

Chicago Gun Registration

Chicago Gun Registration

Information About Chicago Gun Registration Rules And Procedures

The Chicago gun registration procedure is essentially a three step process. The first step is the application for a Chicago firearm permit. The second step is of course the purchasing of a legally allowed firearm and the third step is the actual registration of the gun. When compared to other states, the firearm ordinances in Chicago are elaborate. In fact, many other cities and counties in Illinois have stringent regulations for firearm purchase and usage, Cook County gun laws being an example. Illinois gun laws do not restrict the local governments within the state from applying stricter gun laws and as a result, many of the local ordinances are much more strict and restrictive than the state gun laws. The city of Chicago aims to control gun usage by making the gun purchase, registration and usage process as stringent as possible.

 

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Chicago Firearm Permit

Applying for a firearm permit in Chicago starts with an Illinois FOID card application. Usually a FOID card is enough to obtain a firearm elsewhere in the state but in Chicago, the gun purchase and registration process, requires a few other processes that need to be completed. The FOID card is the state wide standard for firearm owners, which certifies the age and eligibility of the applicants to own a firearm in Illinois. This card is mandatory for a person to buy a firearm in private as well. After a persons application has been approved and he or she obtains a FOID card, they will then need to undergo a five hour Chicago Firearm training module, imparted by a state certified gun instructor.

The Chicago gun training course is split into classroom and range instruction. The classroom training is four hours where the applicants are taught about gun safety, usage procedure, Chicago gun laws and ethics of gun usage. The one hour range training will include live round gun usage and practice, conducted in the presence of qualified instructors. The applicants are expected to pass a written test based on the four hour theoretical class and also the live range test. The applicants are then issued a certificate by the instructors. This certificate is proof of completion of the Chicago gun training course and is mandatory for the Chicago firearm permit process. People who do not possess a valid course completion certificate cannot obtain a firearm permit in Chicago.

After obtaining a valid Firearm course certificate, the applicants can then apply for the Chicago firearm permit. The applicants will then undergo a series of background checks and medical history checks, to re-ascertain their eligibility of gun ownership and usage. Obtaining the firearm permit allows the applicants to purchase the firearm and then eventually complete the Chicago gun registration process.

Purchasing The Firearm

Illinois gun laws do not allow guns to be carried in a concealed manner within the jurisdiction of the state. The state also does not recognize the validity of a “concealed carry” license issued by other states. The state of Illinois also regulates the sale of certain kinds of firearms as well as the usage and ownership of automatic weapons. Some types of small and long guns are also not allowed to be purchased within the state. The City of Chicago further controls the purchase of firearms by stipulating a mandatory waiting period between the registration of multiple guns by the same owner. So, people who are looking to buy and register their guns under the Chicago gun registration laws are legally allowed to only register one firearm in a 30 day period.

State law also mandates a waiting period for all firearms that are purchased. This waiting period will be anywhere between 24 to 72 hours, depending upon the type of gun which is purchased. Gun sellers are required to collect and validate FOID card and Chicago gun permit details of all the people who purchase firearms. The state also collects this data from the gun vendors and matches them with the Chicago gun registration records at periodic intervals. People who have purchased their guns in other states, will also need to register those firearms in accordance to the Chicago gun registration laws, within 5 days if they plan to reside and keep the guns within the jurisdiction of the city.

Chicago Gun Registration Application

Anyone who purchases a gun is expected to register their gun within five days from the date of purchase. The Chicago gun registration application form can be downloaded from the official Chicago Police Department website and can be submitted in person. An application fee of $100 and a registration fee of $15 will be charged for each firearm registration.

The applicant must provide all required documents, which include a copy of their Illinois FOID card, a copy of their Chicago firearm permit, a Chicago firearm training completion certificate, a valid drivers license, etc. After the application for Chicago gun registration is received, the gun owners will be granted a registration certificate. They must carry a copy of this certificate, along with their FOID card and gun permits, when they are carrying or transporting their firearm or firearms within the jurisdiction of the city.

Completing the Chicago gun registration process does not absolve gun owners of future registrations. The registrations are valid for 1 year and must be renewed each and every year. The renewal charges are $15 per registration. A gun owner is also required to keep their information current and up to date. Any changes such as name, address, etc., must be reported in a timely manor. Also a penalty will be imposed on anyone providing falsified information or documentation during the registration process.

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