As I read the statute at the link: He or she has not been a patient in a mental institution within the past 5 years and he or she has not been adjudicated as a mental defective;
Looks to me like both conditions must apply: Patient in a mental hospital AND adjudicated.
I grant that I am no expert on Illinois law, nor do I care much about it. However, this result is good fro all of us, because Jesse’s firearm ID is safe, which is the result we want. The most freedom for the most people.
Uhm, the reality in Illinois is if you have an overnight psych stay your FOID will be revoked. IANAL so I do not want to argue the law but the reality is what it is. He can appeal the decision and get it back sooner with the support of a lawyer and a shrink.
A family member got such a letter within 5 days of his admission, the only time I have ever seen the ILL .gov move that fast.
I was wrong. The denial/revocation provision further down the statute is in the disjunctive. The state police can deny or revoke a FOID if the holder has been adjudicated a mental defective OR if he has been admitted to a mental institution within the past five years.
Politicians such as the Jackson’s and many others despise, especially when it comes to guns, “the equal protection of the laws” (14th Amendment), one of the two which overturned the SCOTUS Dred Scot decision to end leglized slavery; something they continue.