ALTON — State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is offering free assistance to residents seeking to complete their Firearm Owners Identification card and concealed carry permit applications.
“The ISP’s decision to discontinue paper FOID applications impacts many citizens across Illinois who may not have access to a computer or the Internet,” Beiser said. “I want to make sure that residents of all ages are able to complete the paperwork necessary for them to follow the law and enjoy their Second Amendment rights.”
As of March 16, the Illinois State Police stopped accepting paper applications for FOID cards and concealed carry permits and only allows the process to be completed online. Residents who lack Internet access or need one-on-one help can go to Beiser’s constituent service office to complete their applications. His office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and is located at 528 Henry St. in Alton. To apply, residents will need to bring a valid Illinois driver’s license or identification card.
“No law-abiding citizen should be stopped from applying for a FOID card or concealed carry permit simply because they don’t have access to a computer or are uncomfortable with the online application,” Beiser said. “My office has resources available to constituents and is happy to help anyone who requires assistance in completing the online application process.”
For information, contact Beiser’s constituent service office at (618) 465-5900.