Congrats on having the paitence to put up with that. Even here in California, that seems absurdly draconian.
But help me out here...
Chicago Firearms Owners Permit (CFP).....: $ 100
Chicago CFP Fingerprinting fee (if any)..: $ ??
Chicago Gun Registration Fee ............: $ 15
Illinois State Firearms Owner ID Card ...: $ 10
Certified Class & Range Training course..: $???
One box (50 rounds) of .45 ammuntion.....: $ 32
I'm guessing between $175-$225 just to get this far.
How far did you have to drive out of town to get to a shooting facility (miles)? How much time did the trip take you (one way). How long was that portion scheduled to last? (:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00hrs ?)
How long was the classroom instruction? 3 Hrs?
How long did it take for you to arrive, check-in and get processed at the CPD bureau that processes permits?
The next question -- the Chicago certificate of firearm ownership, as I understand it, is specific to each gun and lists the address where that gun is supposed to be. So what happens if you must move to a new address before applying for a new certificate (i.e. due to a fire, water damage or some other unforeseen event)? Do you incur any liability (risk of arrest) if the city cannot provide the certificate before you move to the new address?
Inquiring minds need to know.
BillCA in CA (Unfortunately)