Texans can now get Illinois Non-resident CCL.

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Re: Texans can now get Illinois Non-resident CCL.

Postby Oldgringo » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:06 pm

That settles it, my CC, me and my money are still not welcome in Illinois. I attended 2nd through the middle of 11th grade in southern Illinois and my youngest son was born in Alton, IL. You know, if Illinois would secede from Chicago, it might be an okay state?


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Re: Texans can now get Illinois Non-resident CCL.

Postby koine2002 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:10 pm

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Re: Texans can now get Illinois Non-resident CCL.

Postby mylostclub » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:59 pm

It's easy to look at something proposed on paper, but as many of us know, what are the "real-life" stories, and what is actually going to happen. This is a definite concern when you are talking about the state of Illinois. The only one's allowed to have guns in Illinois, are the illegals. I too, travel thru Illinois, and many times, am working in Illinois. I have studied their carry laws and what they will allow and not allow. Basically, if you have a gun, and are traveling thru the state, you have to pull over before you enter the state, lock it in the trunk, and then you are not allowed to stop in the state, including spending the night.
On a recent trip to Chicago ( I was working there for 3 months in a very bad part of town), I was able to play golf with a CPD Officer. He was very pro CCW/LTC, and couldn't believe that my employer had me working in the area that I was, by myself. WE discussed the fact that I carry, and the possible problems that it may cause.
He stated on several occasions that he would do the same thing, carry, as my/his life was my important and it would not be left to someone else to decide when and if we could protect ourselves. He also stated that even though I had a CCW permit from my home state, it would not be honored or recognized, and that if I got caught with my gun it would be considered a felony. This was last year, and at that time, Illinois DID NOT HONOR any states permit.
Again, consider the history of Chicago/Illinois. To this day they are pressing for more gun control. I will be very surprised the day they legally allow other states to bring guns in.
Fortunately, I have not had a real life experience with the Law in Illinois. But, I can tell you, from what I have heard, and knowing the extreme liberal background, it's probably not one of the states that you want to push your luck.

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Re: Texans can now get Illinois Non-resident CCL.

Postby Keith B » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:22 pm

mylostclub wrote: Basically, if you have a gun, and are traveling thru the state, you have to pull over before you enter the state, lock it in the trunk, and then you are not allowed to stop in the state, including spending the night.


This is incorrect. If you have a permit from any other state, you can carry legally in your vehicle. You just can't carry outside of it.
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Re: Texans can now get Illinois Non-resident CCL.

Postby oohrah » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:31 pm

Keith, IL honors the Federal transport rules. If you unload your firearm and lock it in a case you can carry into your hotel, as this is considered your abode under IL law. You can also possess a firearm without a FOID (if you are a non-resident) at a private residence if you have the permission of the owner.

And you are correct, when IL passed their CCL law, it included the provision for licensees from other states to carry in their vehicles, even if IL did not recognize that state's laws as "substantially similar".

IL is kinda where TX was 20 year ago, altho it is considerably more liberal since Cook County controls most of the politics. IL has more statutory restrictions on where you can CC (such as public parks, and public transportation), but other than statutory places, you can CC anywhere that is not legally posted at private businesses, etc.
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