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    Cool Traveling through Chicago with pistol

    I have heard you can drive through Illinois and Chicago with your firearms locked up and in your trunk, but you would be considered breaking the law if you were to stay overnight in a hotel as opposed to just driving straight through and not stopping for any extended period of time. Anyone from Illinois? or anyone know what the laws are pertaining to simple transport through the state?

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    I couldn't tell you now that they have legalized concealed carry but to tell you the truth I wouldn't go to that communist crime ridden city for anything.

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    Look at handgunlaw.us and it should answer your question

  5. Yes you can, but only if you abide by these rules: http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/1-154.pdf

  6. Illinois has changed the conceal carry while in your vehicle.

    Details can be found on the Illinois state police web site. Under the heading."Are out-of-state Concealed Carry permit holders granted reciprocity in Illinois?"

    The reply is as follows.

    "Out of state residents are granted a limited exception to lawfully carry a concealed firearm within a vehicle if they are eligible to carry a firearm in public under the laws of his or her state or territory of residence and are not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal law. This rule becomes effective immediately. "

    "If the non-resident leaves his/her vehicle unattended, he or she shall store the firearm within a locked vehicle or locked container within the vehicle in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 65 of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act."




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  7. Sorry forgot to include the link to find the answer

    http://www.isp.state.il.us/firearms/ccw/ccw-faq.cfm

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    Quote Originally Posted by figelfixit View Post
    I have heard you can drive through Illinois and Chicago with your firearms locked up and in your trunk, but you would be considered breaking the law if you were to stay overnight in a hotel as opposed to just driving straight through and not stopping for any extended period of time. Anyone from Illinois? or anyone know what the laws are pertaining to simple transport through the state?
    google FOPA, the operative and most important words to heed are TRAVELLING THROUGH!
    that doesn't mean spending a hour or two at aunt tillies, or staying overnight, it means getting through "dodge" ASAP

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    Quote Originally Posted by croute View Post
    Yes you can, but only if you abide by these rules: http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/1-154.pdf
    IL law is superseded by the federal FOPA law which allows anyone who can legally possess a weapon to travel freely THROUGH any state provided that the restrictions set forth in FOPA are adhered to.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by davesgospel View Post
    Illinois has changed the conceal carry while in your vehicle.

    Details can be found on the Illinois state police web site. Under the heading."Are out-of-state Concealed Carry permit holders granted reciprocity in Illinois?"

    The reply is as follows.

    "Out of state residents are granted a limited exception to lawfully carry a concealed firearm within a vehicle if they are eligible to carry a firearm in public under the laws of his or her state or territory of residence and are not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal law. This rule becomes effective immediately. "

    "If the non-resident leaves his/her vehicle unattended, he or she shall store the firearm within a locked vehicle or locked container within the vehicle in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 65 of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act."




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    I know after talking to my brought who is a Cook County LEO, that with the training they received, there was no mention regarding this section of the law. I asked him to talk to a Chicago cop and well let's put it this way, if you're from out of state and carrying in your vehicle or even have a firearm in your vehicle. Do not go to Chicago. If you travel I-80, I-90, I-94, I-294, I-57 or basically anywhere through, even a portion of the city, (on any street) get the hell out ASAP. Chicago cops will pull someone over on the interstate as through Chicago, I've seen it happen. And they will pull someone over, if they even feel their may be any type of suspicion. So when traveling best to travel the interstates, don't follow traffic at the speeds that they travel, obey all traffic laws to a T. Do not, I repeat DO NOT bring any unnecessary attention to yourself. Make sure your vehicle has all functioning lights etc. I know this may sound like paranoia, but better to errr on the side of good judgment, than get stuck in that hellhole. And if any plans, carry a very legible, neat copy of the conceal carry law with this section highlighted, no matter where you travel in Illinois. Just my 2 cents. Hope this gives a good idea from actual LEOs, lack of understanding of the laws of their own state. Too bad the innocent can't hold LEOs accountable for ignorance of the law, like they can, innocent person, who actually for whatever reason, happens to be unaware of laws. Chicago should be avoided, if at all possible, but if you can't, don't raise any suspicion. If pulled over, you will spend time in jail and lots of money, to possibly prove your innocence. K done with my long and partially redundant reply, sorry......
    Good luck in anyone's travels through the backwards state of Illinois.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goondan9 View Post
    I know after talking to my brought who is a Cook County LEO,
    you can stop right there, a cop is the last place to find reliable and accurate legal info. cops arrest and or shake people down that is all they know.
    if you want legal advice consult an attorney, or do a little research


    here the FOPA laws are laid out
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearm...Protection_Act
    this is the IL info
    http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/ptfire.pdf
    WARNING:
    This post may contain material offensive to those who lack wit, humor, common sense and/or supporting factual or anecdotal evidence.

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