As she proudly showed the card to practically every sheriff in the courthouse and a few lawyers, she was surprised by the comments of a couple of lawyers. More than one lawyer said something like this , "That reminds me I need to renew my card. You know you can't be charged with a felony UUW as long as you have a valid FOID card"?
Whoa! I'll admit I wasn't thinking about being charged with any criminal offense but this caused me to take another look at the Criminal Code and sure enough, they were right.
There I was simply glad that I can hold a shotgun, as a "gun girl" for my husband on an Upland bird hunt or continue to enjoy sporting clays.