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This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.Per the Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Card Act.
The Director of the Illinois State Police or a local court shall restore a felon’s firearm civil rights in Illinois, under the Firearms Owner’s Identification Act under the following conditions, per the FOID Act:
Therefore, I suggest, you can contact the Illinois State Police and get the application - I know you do not have a felony. But the process is the same for misdemeanors.
And file the application for Restoration of Firearm Rights with the Director of the State Police. Your other recourse is to Petition the Circuit Court and request relief.
This is the process because your misdemeanor was of a "domestic abuse" nature.
Keep in mind, that under Federal law, you still would not be able to pass a background check. And so you would need to apply for and be granted a pardon to purchase a firearm.Please see this LINK for more information on the Pardon process.
A pardon will forgive the crime. But then you will still need to have the matter expunged. The Pardon will make you eligible to Petition for Expungment. They just don't make it easy. But in the end, the time and effort will be worth it to have the rights restored.
Please let me know if you have other questions in this regard. Keep in mind, I can only answer and provide information for what you ask. I do not know what you need to know, unless you tell me. Please rate positive as this is how I get credit for my time and information.Thank you