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Posted: 7/8/2003 11:05:03 AM EDT
1)Do LEOS need to have a FOID card?
2) If yes, how can they have a job without having one?
3) What would happen to us commoners if this was you?
A former police chief of Ziegler was arrested on Sunday. He was stopped by county sheriff after a domestic violence complaint was filed against him. He currently works as an officer for a local VA hospital. When he was pulled over he was armed (duh) and did not have a valid FOID card?
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 12:15:54 PM EDT
AFAIK, this guy is no longer a peace officer and all of the laws that govern civilians now apply to him. If he's no longer police, how is he getting his ammo and such w/o a FOID?

I wonder if the Lautenberg Amendment will come into play in this case...
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 7:48:36 PM EDT
I believe LEOs have to have a FOID card
Link Posted: 7/8/2003 8:16:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rabrand:
I believe LEOs have to have a FOID card



That is correct.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 9:46:09 AM EDT
Only if they want to possess a gun or buy ammo while they're off-duty.

430 ILCS 65/2 Firearm Owner's Identification Card required; exceptions

(a)(1) No person may acquire or possess any firearm within this State without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of this Act.

(2) No person may acquire or possess firearm ammunition within this State without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of this Act.
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(c) The provisions of this Section regarding the acquisition and possession of firearms and firearm ammunition do not apply to law enforcement officals of this or any other jurisdiction, while engaged in the operation of their official duties.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 3:39:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eswanson:
Only if they want to possess a gun or buy ammo while they're off-duty.






Soory officer, you'll have to leave your gun in your locker... I know that guy you rousted yesterday is waiting outside, maybe we can have a squad escort you home!

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