CCW permits to get when living in IL

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    CCW permits to get when living in IL

    Hello again DC. Been awhile since I posted but I'm still around.

    I'm getting ready to get my CC permit for other states, because I can't get one in IL yet. Does anyone have any insight on which states permits I should apply for? I was thinking I would cover a lot of bases if I get the Pennsylvania and Florida permits, based on the amount of states that honor them. Other opinions would be welcome.

    Also, any new news on Illinois required ban lift? I haven't heard anything since the Newtown fiasco.
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    Utah and Florida is the most popular it seems. I chose to get Arizona because I travel to Arizona a lot for family. It also covers Texas which I travel to for friends. Arizona also covers all states I travel through. I would make your decision by how your travel dictates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedimitrius View Post
    Does anyone have any insight on which states permits I should apply for?

    A permit to drive a uhaul, then move! In all seriousness, it depends on the reciprocity you want and where you travel most.
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    Reciprocity from florida is very good.Search the reciprocity maps and youll know where youre safe.Most states except the north east NY and up honor floridas permit

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    The muliti-permit question . . . again. Just get one from every state so you cover them all--except IL.

    How many states outside of IL do you travel to/thru? Get one that covers those. (and why do you return?)
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    Utah and Florida have probably the best coverage but it all depends on your needs. Start Your Search Here
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    The news from IL is limited. AG Madigan appealed the court decision and asked for a full panel review from the Fed Court. That basically means she asked the full 15 member panel for a review. I don't have a timetable of even when that will happen let alone when a decision will happen. The good news is the appeal did not delay the deadline to have a CCW bill passed by Springfield.

    If I understand that deadline correctly it must be passed by June. But given the arrogance and corruption of the pols in this state they might just ignore the deadline.
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    You have to be careful. I've been led to believe that some states don't honor non-resident licenses from states that they otherwise honor resident licenses. I've also heard that Utah & Florida are good licenses to have for travelers. It would be best if you researched all the states you want to be covered even if you have to give a call to their licensing authority or state police. Some reciprocity has changed recently & Handgunlaw.us is on top of those changes fairly quickly.

    Move up to WI, get your CCL & happily carry anywhere that's not posted. Open carry with or without a license. Castle Doctrine & Stand Your Ground are in effect.

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    I went with Utah and Florida " You will need to shoot at the range to qualify for the FL permit". I'm also waiting for Illinois to get there S#$% together The last word I heard was, The courts gave Illinois 6 months to come up with an exceptable CC law but that was 2 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GH View Post
    You have to be careful. I've been led to believe that some states don't honor non-resident licenses from states that they otherwise honor resident licenses.
    Yep - Michigan.

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    To the best of my knowledge, PA now requires you to apply in person for a non-resident permit. You might want to consider a VA non-resident permit. It can be done by mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenshizzle View Post
    Yep - Michigan.
    This drives my friends crazy. My CCW is good in most states minus CA, OR, IL, and a handful, in the northeast, but my buddy from WI can not carry here.

    I did not realize that you can get a non resident permit in other places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GH View Post
    You have to be careful. I've been led to believe that some states don't honor non-resident licenses from states that they otherwise honor resident licenses. I've also heard that Utah & Florida are good licenses to have for travelers. It would be best if you researched all the states you want to be covered even if you have to give a call to their licensing authority or state police. Some reciprocity has changed recently & Handgunlaw.us is on top of those changes fairly quickly.

    Move up to WI, get your CCL & happily carry anywhere that's not posted. Open carry with or without a license. Castle Doctrine & Stand Your Ground are in effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdunn217 View Post
    A permit to drive a uhaul, then move! In all seriousness, it depends on the reciprocity you want and where you travel most.
    If I didn't work for the state of illinois I would reside elsewhere. Until I retire or get a new job (and who wants to do that) I will have to stay in this pit of corruption.

    I travel to Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and Indiana on a pretty regular basis. Anyone around my area that is also planning on doing the Florida license? Maybe we can get a class together.
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    Basically, it'll depend on the different states you'd care to travel to. You'll find some will be better than others.

    Utah's non-resident CHL would be a decent one, normally. Trouble is, Utah has apparently changed their rules (as of Jan 1 2012), requiring that folks applying for their non-res CHL must first have a CHL in their states of residence. Sort of kills it for IL residents, where no such CHL for residents exists (yet).
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