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  1. From Illinois state police website
    http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm

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  3. This is very helpful and I thank all of you!

    I live in PA and when I drive thru NJ, NY, & CT alot so I put my handgun in a case in my SUV ( no trunk) and the magazine somewhere else in the SUV. This is a huge pain in the butt!

    So does this mean that since I have a License to Carry in PA that I can drive thru any state if I have the handgun just in the vehicle?

    Thank you for the information!

  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Glennsav View Post
    This is very helpful and I thank all of you!

    I live in PA and when I drive thru NJ, NY, & CT alot so I put my handgun in a case in my SUV ( no trunk) and the magazine somewhere else in the SUV. This is a huge pain in the butt!

    So does this mean that since I have a License to Carry in PA that I can drive thru any state if I have the handgun just in the vehicle?

    Thank you for the information!
    No it does not. you can carry in states that reciprocate with PA and in states that don't you need to follow the FOPA law

  5. I thought I posted this but I don't see it! BTW thanks for the advise!

    I have a LTCarry in PA. I drive thru NJ, NY, & PA a lot so with my LTCarry from PA can I carry as I drive thru NJ,NY, & CT as long as don't stay overnight etc.????

    So can I drive thru any state with my PA LTCarry as long as don't stay overnight etc.?

    Thank you!

  6. #15
    Honestly I do not think all of Illinois is a problem just Chicago I would avoid Chicago like stepping in a pile of dog poo. I was in the back seat
    of a car going through southern Illinois with a S&W 10mm on my hip and a small 22 in the seat and Indiana plates when we got pulled over by a state cop and he checked all 3 of our D.L. But didn't ask or say a word about guns so maybe we were lucky or he just didn't care. but we were coming back from Chris Kyle's Funeral in Texas and we told him that and the 2 gentlemen I was with were both Veterans so I guess that stuff might of helped but I do not think it would of turned out that way in Chicago!

  7. #16
    well I just read the Illinois firearms laws and I guess we just got lucky Illinois sucks lol

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    Very nice to know!! I, too , am a Michigan resident who has family and friends in my home state of Nebraska as well as in Denver, CO. Nice to know I can just have it with me and I don't even mind locking it in the trunk during the duration of the trip across IL. Doesn't take that long and if I stop in Michigan City IN and fill up, I don't even stop for gas.
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  9. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by msg51 View Post
    kwc says "Yes, concealed carry anywhere in the car is okay, including on the hip."

    Unless he is from Illinois and knows something the rest of us don't. If you conceal carry in Illinois you better hope you don't even see a cop. FOPA only covers you traveling through a state, you cannot stop for anything except as needed, for gas, meals, etc. You can NOT stop overnight. You cannot carry concealed or open unless it is allowed by that state. You must have all firearms in a locked container outside of the reach of all passengers. Ammunition must also be in a separate locked container. This applies to all states that you do not have a carry permit for.

    Last bit of advice. Check with the Ill. attorney general, they are still in the process of writing their law.

    I have to travel through Illinois to visit family in MA. I am extra careful in ILL and NY and MA.



    No weapon in history ever acted on it's own.
    msg51: Yes, I do currently live in IL (PA resident assigned here on active duty military orders) and have verified this with the ISP as well.

    You can be more conservative and follow FOPA if you wish, but as I and others have stated the law does give you a degree of flexibility above that via the so-called "vehicle safe haven" clause in the statute.

    By the way, even prior to the passage of the new IL concealed carry law, IL did not require magazines and/or ammo to be stored separately from the firearm. The existing rules at that time allowed them to be locked in the same case together, as long as the firearm wasn't loaded. These rules still apply for those without concealed carry licenses.

  10. Illinois law sates that you can travel through Illinois carrying concealed as long as you have a permit from your home state AND as long as the weapon never leaves your car. If you travel a lot, a good smart phone app is Concealed Carry 50 States. It shows you every state your permit(s) are good in, has links to the AG laws from every single state - including transportation laws, and updates in real time as new laws are passed. The app also tells you what it takes to get out of state permits from other states. For the road-tripping family, I recommend getting as many out-of-state permits as possible.

  11. Read all the new laws concerning OC in Illinois. Things have changed to allow more, but read the laws to be sure. As for putting your firearm in the trunk, unloaded and in a LOCKED case, you should be fine through the state.

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