Yea! Another Travel Related Question!

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    Yea! Another Travel Related Question!

    First, I travel a lot, roughly 75% of the time, so I'm good with how to check my EDC, etc, etc. My question arises from an unusual situation. Since I started bringing my EDC on the road with me, I have only been to states with reciprocity to my own. My next trip that I am about to embark on will take me through airports in 4 states, one of which is Illinois (O'Hare). If anyone has been in a similar situation (flying with a firearm from an unfriendly state) what should I expect? I know an FOID card is required for residents, but I will be there all of 3 days, and I really don't feel like being arrested at the ticket counter.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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    IIRC, a while back O'hare was having a big problem with guns being stolen from checked bags, just something to think about.

    That many hops in a flight, I'd leave the gun at home.

    Every time I fly with the guns, I'm worried about "lost" baggage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    IIRC, a while back O'hare was having a big problem with guns being stolen from checked bags, just something to think about.
    I have been reading some articles online and saw that it was a problem at least as far back as '06. Not sure if it's been resolved. The bad thing about leaving it at home, out of all of the facilities I will be working in, the one in Illinois is the safest. Since I ship my job box from site to site, I may just put my travel safe into it when I ship it out of Illinois to my next stop.

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    You're spending 3 days in Chicago?
    You're not covered by the FOPA.
    Leave it home.

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    Thanks for the input. Per Illinois State statutes and local ordinances, I am covered as long as it is unloaded and locked in the travel safe at all times while in the PRI. Copies of said statutes and ordinances (with applicable subsections highlighted) are already printed and will be readily available should the need arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    IIRC, a while back O'hare was having a big problem with guns being stolen from checked bags, just something to think about...
    I heard the same thing about Phila too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMarshall73 View Post
    Thanks for the input. Per Illinois State statutes and local ordinances, I am covered as long as it is unloaded and locked in the travel safe at all times while in the PRI. Copies of said statutes and ordinances (with applicable subsections highlighted) are already printed and will be readily available should the need arise.
    Seems you answered your own question. I'll close this since you have what you need.
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