Class A License
Authorizes the possession and carrying of large capacity firearms, rifles, shotguns, and feeding devices. (A weapon is large capacity if it is a semiautomatic and has or is able to accept a feeding device of more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells or is an assault weapon.) A class A license is required in order to carry any loaded firearm in a concealed manner in a public way or place.
Class B License
Authorizes the possession and carrying of a non-large capacity firearm as well as large and non-large capacity rifle and shotgun. Class A & B licenses have a 4-year term.
Firearms Identification Cards (FID)
Authorizes the possession and carrying of non-large capacity rifles and shotguns. An FID card may, at the request of the applicant, be limited to the possession of mace or pepper sprays. Where as FID cards had previously been issued for life they also have a 4-year term. No person under the age of 15 may be issued a FID card. No person who is 15 but less than 18 may obtain a FID card without parental permission.