Asked in Consumer Law for Illinois

Q: Does the address on the FOID card dictate what firearms can be purchased?

Certain firearms are restricted in Cook County. Can a FOID holder with a Cook address purchase a Cook restricted firearm in a IL county where the purchase

is allowed and store that firearm in a county other than Cook?

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1 Lawyer Answer
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos
  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You should be able to purchase any legal firearm with your FOID card in the State of Illinois. However, there are restrictions of what type of firearms you can possess in certain municipalities.

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