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Illinois Supreme Court to hear challenge of gun owner identification law

It’s directly to the Illinois Supreme Court with a case challenging Illinois’ Firearm Owners Identification, or FOID card.

Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson said the case out of White County involves a disabled woman who had a single-shot .22 caliber rifle.

The case bypasses the appellate court because it deals with constitutional rights. If the state Supreme Court agrees with the White County Judge, Pearson said it means you can keep a firearm in the home without a FOID card.

Pearson doesn’t expect the case to be heard until at least October, if not later.

In court filings the Illinois Attorney General's said FOID is meaningful regulation permitted under the Second Amendment.

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