"If the FOID system is so screwed up, how can we trust a CHL system?"
You cant. Ask the sheriff when the last time they actually verified a NRA instructor number, slim to none and only if there is something highly suspicious.
Ask me how many times I have been called to verify a certificate .... ZERO!
Ive had to notify over a dozen times, I have never been asked to show my CHL.
Heck, ask yourself when the last time the sheriff or attorney general checked out instructor's classes? We all know there are instructors out there doing less than 12 hours that are just certificate mills.
THE SYSTEM IS BROKE AND WILL ALWAYS BE UNTIL WE GET NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY