State Rep. Dan Caulkins spoke at GSL’s Decatur meeting.  He shared an update on Illinois gun licensing schemes and on the many (federal) corruption investigations underway.

He began with telling folks how ISP processed 50,456 FOID applications (new and renewals) in July. That’s down from the world-record 73,066 in June, but that’s still double the normal workload for them.

We aren’t sure if that’s applications received or not.  Because we don’t think it’s applications processed and here’s why:  Because we’ve talked with two people in the past week.  One took ELEVEN MONTHS to process is carry license renewal.  Another took NINE.  NINE MONTHS.  When, by law, ISP has a maximum of four months to process renewals.

I’ll be three months expired on my FOID card come September 1.  And I submitted my renewal during the first week of March.  Meaning ISP is in violation of IL law on that as well as they only have 60 business days to process renewals.  Or is it 90?  I don’t know, but I know the ISRA told us this was a great thing when they negotiated allowing ISP more than 30 days to handle renewals.

New FOID card applications are taking twenty weeks to complete – in violation of Illinois law. The applications are supposed to be completed and cards issued within 30 days. But don’t look for hard-left, gun-hating Attorney General Kwame Raoul to ride to the rescue.

“The whole process is FUBAR*,” Caulkins said. “They are in way over their head” trying to keep up with FOID, CCW and firearms transfer background checks. Point-of-sale checks for dealers are taking weeks to approve in some cases.

This is a good time to push for the end of the FOID card. It’s only a burden upon the law-abiding, not the criminals.

Guns Save Life has a lawsuit pending challenging the FOID card’s constitutionality.  And the ISRA has filed suit to mandate the ISP process FOID cards in a timely manner.  Frankly, at the present time, there’s not much the Illinois State Police does legally when it comes to enforcement deadlines on gun licensing schemes.

Caulkins also shared Michael Madigan news, including how there are feds from Texas giving Mr. Madigan quite the procto exam.

We have had endemic corruption in both Springfield – and Chicago where you can’t swing a dead cat in city hall without hitting at least one or two scandals – for decades. Of course our Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul acts like the Sergeant Schultz of law enforcement.

AT&T and Walgreens have reportedly been implicated in the massive corruption investigation. Mr. Caulkins says there’s no way Fortune 100 companies are going to cover for Mr. Madigan. “They’ll cut him loose without a second thought,” he noted.

And our delightful governor reportedly faces more investigations about property tax assessments at over 100 properties he’s tied to in Cook County.

And yet ANOTHER federal investigation is looking into deals made by Pritzker’s allies, including his Lt. Governor, to help grease the skids to legalize recreational marijuana. As GSL has reported before, one quarter of the tax monies from pot go into a Democrat slush fund to donate to their political cronies.

Given all of the visiting federal investigators, even some Democrats are calling for ethics reform. Not because they are altruistic, but because they’re feeling the heat from constituents.

*FUBAR: Family friendly definition… fouled up beyond all recognition.

17 thoughts on “THE REPORT FROM SPRINGFIELD: ISP’s Firearm Services Bureau is ‘FUBAR’; Investigations multiply”
  1. I renewed my foid (i thought) and ccl in jan .. as well as notified change of address , had to write and ask 5 months later where they were , can never get through on phone number . Then a week later got the foid.. with outdated exp date .. they took $80 to change address only .. I had to go back online and submit another renewal for it , for another $10 . still waiting … great money maker for them

  2. I am glad to hear that GSL still has a lawsuit pending, concerning the FOID card nonsense.

    Being someone that is old enough to remember when we could buy guns through the mail without back ground checks and FOID cards. Back in those days just about anyone could buy a gun.

    I often wonder how we were able to survive without “ALL” of this Big Brother Government.

    We even had a Hong Kong flu out break in the 50’s that was really rough.

    We even had a flu out break during Woodstock and some how millions of stupid long haired, Dirty hippies manage to survive.

    Thank God we have “ALL” of this government today to keep us safe.

    1. Don’t know what you mean by the “meatball”, Hoe, but go make your own signs up ant try and sell them, are you really one of “Kenny-boy dr.ho’s new “pen names”? Is that you Kenny-boy?

  3. More superhero cop bullsquirt:

    Turns out they shot an innocent black guy in the back seven times.

    So now, merely walking away from pigs becomes a capital crime (for GSL1598 – you dumb loser – that means an offense for which you are EXECUTABLE).

    Yeah! “BACK THE BLUE!!!!!!!!!”

    SUPERHERO COPS!!!!!!!!



    Remember, the ONLY good cop……..

    You gotta quit MINDLESSLY and STUPIDLY backing these murderous pigs. HOLD THEM accountable or you’ll be next.

    Hey, John Boch, you coward? When are you going to issue an apology to our governor’s daughter for calling her a thot?

    YOu cowardly basta*d. It’s fine to disagree with him on his evil politics, but leave the girl out of it. She’s not like Kellyanne Conway’s daughter, inserting herself into every debate. She’s just a pretty young woman who loves attention like they all do. That gives you NO cause to call her a thot.

    1. Kenny-boy dr.ho peddy-phill,,
      He WAS NOT “INNOCENT”, you mental midget, there was a “warrant for his arrest” for domestic violence, the police were called to the scene for domestic violence, he had been arrested before and had weapons charges and resisting arrest charges previously, VERY GOOD chance he was trying to flee, or worse, trying to gain access to a weapon hidden inside the car he was trying to get into. Eddy-cate yo-self moron. Did you go help your Antifa brethren BURN,LOOT,MURDER and destroy the town, Kenny-boy? Still a chance, they will continue for a week or more, you can go up there and lead them like you truly want to.

      THOT YOU WERE LEAVING, kenny-boy dr.ho peddy-phill, you LYING SCUMBAG ASSHO. YOU are the coward and liar. Is Benedict Arnold on your mammy’s side or your pappy’s side of your ancestry?

    2. BTW: kenny-boy, this is GSL+1589, you mental midget. (not GSL 1598)and YOU call ME a “loser”?

    3. Kenny-boy, YOU call ME a “loser”? you are a loser and a liar, THOT you were leaving, but all you do is create a “new” name to post your ignorant drivel, GO AWAY mad, hateful, disgusted and disgusting, but JUST GO AWAY!

    4. If every arrest warrant equaled “guilt,” we wouldn’t need courts. We wouldn’t have enshrined the right to trial by jury in our Constitution. All we’d need would be “men” like GSL 1 1/2 wit to determine guilt.

      Or cops with guns on the scene.

      The worst I’ve seen in several videos is the guy resisted arrest and walked away.

      Oh, my! He was “reaching” into his suv. If there were a gun there you know what would have been in a press release two minutes after the murder by cop. There was no gun. If there magically APPEARS a gun, it was planted by the cops. What’s that, you say? Cops don’t plant things? Riiiighhhhtttt!!

      GSL+1589 (1/2 wit), you have defamed me. Retract your defamatory statements immediately or you may be held to answer for them in a court of law. WE obviously, clearly disagree on many things politically, but you have called me a pedophile. That is factually, DEMONSTRABLE FALSE, and you need to retract it now. See you in court.

    5. kenny-boy dr.ho,

      the fool was a known criminal, known to have previously used firearms, previously was uncooperative while being arrested (aka: resisting arrest), now he is trying to get into the vehicle or get to a firearm and you wait for him to turn around and submit to getting arrested? BOOM!, TOO LATE, YOU ARE SHOT OR KILLED. You make the split-second decision.

      “Murder by cop”? The last I heard is the fool is STILL ALIVE you IDIOT!

      Boo, Hoo, you have been “defamed”? get over it ASSHO, you have called me a “fahg”, I am not a “fahg”, gay, cross-dresser, LGBTQ-LMNOP, or anything of the kind (not that there’s anything wrong with that ala: jerry snidefeld) So SURE me you mental midget, I refer to your alter-ego, butt-buddy, phill (peddy-phill) and you take “offense”? TOO EFFIN’ BAD dr.ho scum. GET OVER IT.

      YOU AND PEDDY-PHILL ARE ONE AND THE SAME MENTAL MIDGET, you have to “make up” an “alter-ego” to “praise” your previous posts, and YOU call ME a 1/2 wit, everyone can see through your idiocy, and you hate to have me point it out for all to see. Boo Hoo, cry me a river, assho.

      Have you been playing “doctor” with your chillins again? I would never want to be near your chillins because you have probably been teaching them your hatred and intolerance and they are probably jack-off BRATS to boot.

      You claim to be a “doctor” to lord your “higher eddy-cation” over your perceived “underlings” and I believe that it is probably a blatant LIE, no matter, I don’t believe it by reading your posts, a REAL doctor would have more compassion and or understanding than the hatred you present in any and all of your posts here.

      …and you call ME a 1/2 wit, or is it a 1 1/2 wit? Is that not defamation? you mental midget moron. Make up your feeble mind you idiot. So SURE ME assho. You have no idea who I am, and words on the internet are just words.

      THOT YOU WERE GOING AWAY, SO LEAVE kenny-boy dr.ho.

    6. Kenny-boy dr.ho,

      It took over 2 months before cop-cameras (body cameras) video to be “released” from the junkie G. Floyd arrest because the state’s attorney refused to let it out, Mr. Floyd was a junkie who had swallowed crack/fentanyl as the reason he “couldn’t breathe”.

      This state’s attorney is just as sympathetic towards criminals and anti-cop as the Minneapolis SA was for Floyd’s arresting officers. No chance they will get a “fair trial” (in the media or elsewhere) either.

      You should be proud of your Antifa influence in the “just us” justice system, assho.

  4. Kenny-boy dr.ho,
    you are still a mental midget MORON, GO AWAY mad, ignorant, disgusting and disgusted, but just GO AWAY, peddy-phill dr.ho Kenny-boy and ALL of your “screen names”, alter “egos”, butt-buddies and haters. yer ALL idiots.

    1. philly-boy dr.ho. Kenny-boy, blah, blah, blah:

      You boys just LOVE “driving the point home” doncha? Do you smoke a cigarette (or some crack/fentanyl) after?

  5. Kenny-boy dr.ho pilly-boy:

    Free Speech is a God-given right enumerated in our Constitution and opinions are opinions.

    1. Good lord man, take an anger management class or get on meds……… Let it go.

      And BTW I’m not Ken and have no clue who he is

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