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Illinois Gun Laws and Travel Guide



Don't stop in Illinois with firearms. If you are traveling from state to state and carrying, you need to know the situation in each state you are entering or you could get into trouble. For certain states or if you have any doubt at all, keeping moving through the state (reference the McClure-Volkmer Act to only stop for gas and emergencies) towards your final destination state. Your destination state must have acceptable laws for your stay. We make some generalities with our color map here for ease of use so you should always look up the current details of the laws. Handgun laws are where it usually varies the most. This is a controversial issue but which ever side you are on, it is better to have informed people out there. You can also download an easy to print new 2013 version with all states and details.

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Illinois Gun Law Travel Guide Basics

Friendly Law Icon Ownership: restricted, special FOID card needed (Firearms Owner ID Act)

Friendly Law Icon Consistency of laws: local laws, about three dozen of them

Friendly Law Icon Self-defense: NO castle doctrine

Friendly Law Icon Open carry: prohibited

Friendly Law Icon Concealed carry: prohibited

Friendly Law Icon Vehicle carry handguns: handguns banned in the city, nonresidents passing through fall under “Not immediately accessible” or unloaded and cased in trunk or outside storage

Friendly Law Icon Vehicle carry long guns: as above, unloaded and cased in trunk or outside storage

Official source information
Firearm Owner ID Act
Illinois Statutes
Illinois Legislature
Illinois State Rifle Association
Champaign County Rifle Association
Illinois State Home Page




Adam | Jan 5, 2009 | Category: Security

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