Two Gun Group Sue Illinois State Police for Delayed IDs, Licenses

Two Gun Group Sue Illinois State Police for Delayed IDs, Licenses

CHICAGO (AP) – Two gun rights groups are suing the Illinois State Police for not promptly renewing firearm owners’ identification cards.

The Illinois State Rifle Association and Second Amendment Foundation filed the lawsuit last week on behalf of two men who said they’ve waited two years for their identification cards and concealed carry licenses.

The groups said the state agency transferred nearly $30 million from funds used for the administration of the cards, background checks and concealed carry licenses into other accounts.

An agency statement said Illinois officials did use the funds in previous years to deal with a budget crisis, but have not swept them this year.