Condo Carry?

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    Condo Carry?

    In Illinois, the most gun-unfriendly state in the union, I could legally carry a firearm in my house and on my property. But I've moved.

    I now live in a large condominium project (276 units) with ample common ground areas. I own 100% of my unit, plus a partial interest (< 1%) of all the common areas.

    Can I carry when walking the dog around the condo grounds given that I have partial ownership of all the common ground areas?

    Yes, I know I should ask an attorney.... and I will. But for now, I'm interested your opinions, especially if someone has a similar situation.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jim
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    Hi Jim - welcome to the forum.

    In my opinion, I think that you'll be ok if you stay within private property (condo complex), but I could be wrong.
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    I'm in Georgia and have several LEO's tell me: "concealed is concealed." I live by that-anywhere anytime.
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    common grounds area is another way of saying public, you only own part, and even if you owned 100% of the commons, it is an area designated for all to use, not like its you private area, but Im no lawyer.
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    All it's gonna take is one spooked sheep to cause you a bunch of trouble.
    Then you will be known as the crazy guy upstairs who totes a gun while walking his attack dog. I think it's a bad idea, but I don't think it's a dumb idea. You're damned if you do and if you don't.

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    Considering your location is Chicago and not knowing Illinois law I would say don't try it. At least not yet. You said you plan on seeing a lawyer. Do that now, before you risk being arrested by Chicago's "finest". With what we hear about that area a pound of prevention will save you a ton of pain. Stay legal and alive. I know sometimes its difficult to do both but do try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boricua View Post
    Hi Jim - welcome to the forum.

    In my opinion, I think that you'll be ok if you stay within private property (condo complex), but I could be wrong.
    +1, IMO the common areas are for the public as it pertains to the residents and owners of the property. Not some joe blow that just happens to wonder up on private property. Like the others have stated, I'm no lawyer, but I do own property in Ga and it's called private property for a reason. If you don't live there you shouldn't be there. If you are a resident your considered a property owner IMO. Carry concealed would be the best advice I can offer. Good luck to ya.

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    First of all welcome to the forum

    Chicago…. hummmmmmmmmmmm

    Most unfriendly gun city in the nation

    That said I’d be willing to bet you’re not allowed to carry.

    Why don’t you call the local LEO’s and ask the desk sergeant?

    And please post their answer here
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    From a Public phone

    Don't be calling Chicago's Finest from your own phone asking if you can carry your firearm anywhere including your condo!
    Do it from an anonymous pay phone and don't stay on the phone very long, ask the question, if they stall you hang up and walk away from the phone :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by captknots View Post
    In Illinois, the most gun-unfriendly state in the union, I could legally carry a firearm in my house and on my property. But I've moved.

    I now live in a large condominium project (276 units) with ample common ground areas. I own 100% of my unit, plus a partial interest (< 1%) of all the common areas.

    Can I carry when walking the dog around the condo grounds given that I have partial ownership of all the common ground areas?

    Yes, I know I should ask an attorney.... and I will. But for now, I'm interested your opinions, especially if someone has a similar situation.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel5051 View Post
    Don't be calling Chicago's Finest from your own phone asking if you can carry your firearm anywhere including your condo!
    Do it from an anonymous pay phone and don't stay on the phone very long, ask the question, if they stall you hang up and walk away from the phone :-)
    If you are serious, please pardon me, but that made me laugh big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    Can you own a handgun in Chicago?
    According to Chicago ordinance, no one is allowed to possess an unregistered handgun. The kicker of course is that the city will not register handguns, so the answer to your question is NO.

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    Short answer, IMHO = No!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ming View Post
    According to Chicago ordinance, no one is allowed to possess an unregistered handgun. The kicker of course is that the city will not register handguns, so the answer to your question is NO.
    Just wonder, I'am from Peoria, there you can own weapons. I left that state over five years ago.
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    I get the impression you are in the burbs. I can assure you that if you carry a gun, concealed, and the police find out, they will arrest you. You can try and figure out if you could beat the charge in court but I assure you you're going to spend the night in jail, go to bond court and have a felony arrest on your record for life. You will not talk yourself out of the handcuffs standing on the sidewalk. You will also earn the title of crazy gun nut neighbor. Please don't risk it, I know the gun laws here in IL suck but this is not the way to sample the freedom that most of the other states in the union enjoy.

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