A firsthand description of obtaining a Chicago Firearms Permit

A firsthand description of obtaining a Chicago Firearms Permit posted on SomethingAwful (please be aware this is generally a “not safe for work” website.

One of the most frustrating parts to the application process was locating a “state licensed” firearms instructor that would teach an ordinance approved class. I had some other questions that I wanted answered as well, so I called the CPD gun registry department. I admit that I approached the application process with some skepticism, both because the ordinance was so new that nobody was quite sure how it worked and because of the general mentality Chicago has against firearms.

2 thoughts on “A firsthand description of obtaining a Chicago Firearms Permit”

  1. Also be aware that the Chicago Municipal code prohibits ownership on high capacity magazines. That is, those greater than 12 rounds. You won’t be able to register a gun that has a large capacity magazine.

    1. Yes, that is very true. Isn’t it interesting how we live in the most violent city in the world, yet we have the strictest gun laws.

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