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    I am traveling from Florida to north Carolina. Then from North Carolina to Missouri. I have a Florida CCW Permit and I have looked into it but I am having a hard time understanding how I can and cannot carry while traveling or while I am there. I will be going thou GA, SC, NC, TN, KY, IL, MO. any help or information you could give me would be a big help.

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    Personally, latest law passed notwithstanding, I would bypass IL even if it meant driving a longer distance. I've actually done that!

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    Yeah skip IL an not sure about MO

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    Ty and I will bypass it then

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    You may not exit your vehicle with a concealed firearm in Illinois if you do not have an Illinois CCL.

    You may unload and remove the firearm and secure it in a container or locked vehicle if you must exit the vehicle for any reason.

    Your out of state CCW permit means nothing in Illinois except it allows you to travel through the state concealing in your vehicle.

    Stop for gas at the Illinois state line on the Indiana side and then in St. Louis. If you get stopped for speeding or anything else, don't let them sucker you into getting out of the vehicle without securing your firearm. Bang, instant Class 4 felony.
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    Lot's of different rules by state - too many to list here. Look at Handgunlaw.us or the app CCW if you need information. Each is easy to use and pretty up to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderneun View Post
    You may not exit your vehicle with a concealed firearm in Illinois if you do not have an Illinois CCL.

    You may unload and remove the firearm and secure it in a container or locked vehicle if you must exit the vehicle for any reason.

    Your out of state CCW permit means nothing in Illinois except it allows you to travel through the state concealing in your vehicle.

    Stop for gas at the Illinois state line on the Indiana side and then in St. Louis. If you get stopped for speeding or anything else, don't let them sucker you into getting out of the vehicle without securing your firearm. Bang, instant Class 4 felony.
    Yep this is right on the Illinois,as far as mo goes we honor all states permits.

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    I remember someone's account of an out-of-stater being at a traffic stop in the Chicago area and that person carrying on their states CHL. The driver notified the officer. He didn't even ask to see his CHL. Officer said just to make sure he stays in his vehicle while armed and to have a nice day.

    So a positive story of interaction while carrying on an another states CHL, even near Chicago.

    I might add that I frequent the Illinoiscarry.com forum and there have been a number of posts about interactions with police when carrying. There has yet to be a horror story, even from Chicago. The farther from Chicago, of course, the less likely you'll have a bad interaction with police.
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    There won't be any problem in my town. Three of the town's officers teach a CCL class. Very pro-gun, pro-self defense, and pro-2nd Amendment around these parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepon35s View Post
    I am traveling from Florida to north Carolina. Then from North Carolina to Missouri. I will be going thou GA, SC, NC, TN, KY, IL, MO.
    If your CHL's and non-res CHL's support carry in all of those states, great.

    IL is the obvious exception. But then, they have peaceable journey laws now written into their statutes that should protect you just fine. Plenty of people do this. I'd just as soon head around, myself, but that's not always possible. And so, while going through there, unload, lock it up in the trunk, and sleep well, then re-arm once 5ft beyond the state line into MO.


    Handgunlaw.us is a good place to start, then dive into each of the state statutes for each of the states you'll be heading through. Be aware of the basic places you are prohibited from going to while armed, the basic differences in the use-of-force statutes. Ensure your CHL is fully recognized by the state you're heading through. For example, some have the non-res UT CHL, but some states only recognize UT residents, not merely folks who have a non-res UT.
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    Pay particular attention to how the different states treat rest stops. Some states consider rest stops to be government buildings where carry is restricted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Pay particular attention to how the different states treat rest stops. Some states consider rest stops to be government buildings where carry is restricted.
    Peaceable journey, though you are criminalized for stopping to relieve yourself. Pretty sad. But, true in some states.
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    deleted- cause I messed up.

    FL & SC are reciprocal. GA is still an outcast state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Pay particular attention to how the different states treat rest stops. Some states consider rest stops to be government buildings where carry is restricted.
    I have to admit, I did not know that one. Man alive!

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