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This is a discussion on traveling to Chicago area question. within the Traveling With Handguns forums, part of the Handguns category; I will be traveling from Mich to the Chicago area soon. I have a Mich CCW and want to take ...

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    I will be traveling from Mich to the Chicago area soon. I have a Mich CCW and want to take the gun on the trip. My question is, can I take it in a locked box in the trunk? I will be going through Indiana and would put it in the trunk at the Ill border. Thanks in advance.

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    Best advice is contact the authority on this in Chicago via email. Lay out what u just described. My experience is they will link you to the laws on this topic and explain then out for you a bit. Then save the email on your phone or print it.
    I traveled to Iowa this year and was contacted by a sheriff. I have a Colorado CCW, we do share reciprocity with Iowa. The deputy wasn't convinced. So I showed him a email from the office of the state manager of safety. That prompted him to contact his superiors and I was then sent on my way.

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    By most interpretations (I am not a lawyer, consult a lawyer, etc, etc, etc,) if you are travelling through an area with restrictive gun laws, you're fine. But if you stop in that area, you can run in to trouble.

    Generally, if you're travelling through a restrictive area, you lock everything in the trunk, weapons separate from ammunition, in individually-locked containers, and go straight through the restrictive area. The only stops you should make along the way are for gas and bathroom. (And you should consolidate those two into a single stop.)

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    I can tell you from experience, if you are in the City limits of Chicago and are in possession of a handgun no matter where the gun is located or what shape it is in, you have committed a Class 3 Felony! Welcome to the most corrupt city in the country in the only state with no "Right to Carry" law!

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    that is what the Illinois State Police told me when I called and asked them.

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    Thanks everyone. I guess I'll just have to carry the old Louisville slugger along with me on this trip, you know, who knows when a Baseball game might break out.

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    I live about 20 miles away from the Chicago border. Since the Supreme court overturn, you can, in fact bring your gun into city limits. I have a brochure from the Chicago PD about how to transport a firearm. Unlike most of the state, you can bring it in, but the firearm, as long as it is in a case, and ammunition is kept seperaretly, you can bring it in. As with any traffic stop, if you are stopped, inform the LEO. Whenever I drive into city limits, I always leave the magazine out (in the glove box) and my semi-auto with the action open. The more steps you take to make the firearm attainable and usable while driving, the better off you are.

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    Oops! I meant un-attainable!

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    Having lived in the suburbs of Chicago, and worked in the city my advise is DON'T GO!!!!

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    I'm actually going to be in the St. Charles area but will travel through Chicago.

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