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Concealed Carry in Illinois

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 18,141 Senior Member
Thought I had seen something here concerning this but I could be mistaken. As of July 9, we non-Illinoisians no longer have to avoid the entire state in our travels.

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

The pertinent details follow:

However, 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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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Some progress; at least one won't get arrested for passing through.
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Now the only thing needed is a reason to go to Illinois.
  • LerchessLerchess Senior Member Posts: 550 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    Now the only thing needed is a reason to go through Illinois.

    Fixed it for ya. There is no reason to go to Illinoise until they recognize the Constitution again.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    Now the only thing needed is a reason to go to Illinois.

    Our reason is you can't get there from here or you have to take a ferry across Lake Michigan or add a few 100 miles..

    At that, it is bad enough avoiding Chicago.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Thanks for the legwork Jayhawker. Hopefully I won't need it but if I do I'll have it.
    We're not going anywhere near Chicago.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    As I've said before, the long-suffering, endangered and oppressed people of Illinois are still a few legal challenges away from genuine CCW. See ya in court.
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Will make passing through much easier in the future.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Lerchess wrote: »
    Fixed it for ya. There is no reason to go to Illinoise until they recognize the Constitution again.

    Go through it or go to it, the same. It's up east and that means rust belt, liberals, and snow. I hate snow.
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    The problem is that Illinois blocks my path to Kansas.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    The problem is that Illinois blocks my path to Kansas.

    Well, the real problem is that you're starting on the wrong side of Illinois in the first place, it seems. You should already be living on the Kansas side of Illinois so that you don't have to pass through it. ha ha
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    Well, the real problem is that you're starting on the wrong side of Illinois in the first place, it seems. You should already be living on the Kansas side of Illinois so that you don't have to pass through it. ha ha

    Twelve more years Sam, twelve more years.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Keep countin' and yearnin' for those comfy southern or western states. We're pullin' for ya.
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Oh I am quite comfy in Tennessee, Kansas will always be home.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,570 Senior Member
    In all fairness, get outside of Chicago and cook county and the rest of the state is pretty decent.mostly conservative and rather gun friendly.
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    Wife and I took a trip to Chicago a few years back, with the goal of using the public transit system entirely. Train into Union Station, got a pass for 3-day unlimited bus/subway/el use, and saw the sights. Taxis only twice, once on arrival to get to the hotel, then one evening for the theater.

    Always went with caution in mind, although public transport was clean, well-maintained, and seemed largely problem-free. The culture there though is a bit different.

    We left the theater to a guy on the curb aggressively flagging down taxis for departing patrons. Apparently a homeless or nearly-so dude, who really got irate if someone didn't tip him generously for his unsolicited assistance. Only point in the trip where I was mildly apprehensive and would have been more comfortable with something a bit more than a strong voice.
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    You don't HAVE to pass through Hellinois to get to KS from TN.

    No... but it does make for a shorter trip.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Wife and I took a trip to Chicago a few years back, with the goal of using the public transit system entirely. Train into Union Station, got a pass for 3-day unlimited bus/subway/el use, and saw the sights. Taxis only twice, once on arrival to get to the hotel, then one evening for the theater.

    Always went with caution in mind, although public transport was clean, well-maintained, and seemed largely problem-free. The culture there though is a bit different.

    We left the theater to a guy on the curb aggressively flagging down taxis for departing patrons. Apparently a homeless or nearly-so dude, who really got irate if someone didn't tip him generously for his unsolicited assistance. Only point in the trip where I was mildly apprehensive and would have been more comfortable with something a bit more than a strong voice.

    Glad you made it out in one piece. I cannot imagine going to Chicago on purpose. What's that about?
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    Glad you made it out in one piece. I cannot imagine going to Chicago on purpose. What's that about?

    Fascinating city, if you can ignore the politics and corruption. Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Natural Science, and local businesses and landmarks are quite interesting, including the fountain so familiar to fans of "Married...With Children" - all worthwhile sights.

    The seedier sides of Chicago, however, make me very nervous on a personal safety level.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Fascinating city, if you can ignore the politics and corruption. Navy Pier, the Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Natural Science, and local businesses and landmarks are quite interesting, including the fountain so familiar to fans of "Married...With Children" - all worthwhile sights.

    The seedier sides of Chicago, however, make me very nervous on a personal safety level.

    Yeah, but can you get a decent pizza? I hear there's a lot of that strange deep-dish thick-crust action goin' on. EEEK.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    If the rest of you states ever decide to invade Illinois, I'll help you from behind enemy lines. Just let me know when you're coming.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    You Yankees are the ones with predilections of invading.

    :D
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    My grandfather's brother was a live-in superintendent of an apartment building somewhere in Chicago for over 40 years. I think he owned the place, but I'm not sure of that. Back in the 1950's when we visited them for a few days it was a pretty nice place. I think the last time I was there was 1957, and I can't recall leaving anything there then that's been worth going back to look for. Ditto for Commiefornia- - - -we left there in early 1980, and I can't think of a reason to go back, ever!
    Jerry
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Wife retires in 4 years. Illinois will be in my rearview mirror shortly thereafter.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • Pelagic KayakerPelagic Kayaker Banned Posts: 1,503 Senior Member
    Wife and I took a trip to Chicago a few years back, with the goal of using the public transit system entirely. Train into Union Station, got a pass for 3-day unlimited bus/subway/el use, and saw the sights. Taxis only twice, once on arrival to get to the hotel, then one evening for the theater.

    Do you always bring a butter knife to a gunfight?
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    Wife retires in 4 years. Illinois will be in my rearview mirror shortly thereafter.

    Welcome to Southern Arizona! We have 2 seasons here - summer and Christmas Day. In winter, you can skinny dip in your swimming pool and go skiing the same day up in the mountains. The icing on the cake - Constitutional carry. Enjoy.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Talked about AZ. I'd like it. Wife likes the Carolinas. Depends on which is closer to the kids when they finally settle, but AZ is definitely on the charts. Love your Governor!
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
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