Went to Chicgo with a firearm.

Went to Chicgo with a firearm.

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    Went to Chicgo with a firearm.

    Went to Chicago with a firearm in the car. Stayed at an in-laws, and took the firearm (in my luggage) in the house the moment I arrived. Took the compact (g33) apart. Put a lock through the barrel. Put a lock through the lower. Put that in a travel lock box. Took a mag and locked it in a separate lock box. Then put each lock box into a different piece of luggage locked with a travel lock. At least I was able to rearm myself in IN and MI.

    Hopeful that the court demanded changes help bring change to IL. It is a place I would like to visit.
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    Holy crap that was a lot of work! Hope you don't need it while it is disassembled and each and every component is locked up. Tell me all of these locks have the same key.
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    Huge waste of time to "secure" a gun. So stupid.

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    I know it was all but worthless to me locked up like that, but it allowed me to get it out and cc once out of IL (locked it up at a Bass Pro in IN on the way in, and rearmed at a Cabela's on the way home).

    Had to weight the pros and cons heavily. Assumed if I ran into trouble via a traffic stop all the locks would at least calm an uninformed LEO. Also assumed good chance I might lose the firearm. When I did the pros and cons being rearmed in IN and MI on the way their and home was huge.

    A minor pro was the comfort factor that no matter how many locks, if some SHTF situation developed, something crazy like an EMP, terrorist attack, etc I would at least be as well armed as some criminal.
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    Be ready to have your post deleted for admitting breaking the law.
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    What law was broken?
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    I don't believe he broke the law. Federal law allows firearms to be transported in such a manner in spite of what the mobsters in Chicago think.
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    a lot of work but at least you had it in the states that welcome it.
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    He violated the law. The FOPA allows for the transportation THROUGH states. He stopped in the state for something not involved in continuous travel trough it.
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    18 USC § 926A - Interstate transportation of firearms

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

    He violated the law.
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    Illinois law just changed. A resident from another state that is licensed by their state can carry a firearm on them or in their car while in their car. When they exit the car, the weapon must be locked up in the car. Once the OP took the gun from the vehicle he was probably skirting the law.

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    You Criminal! How dare you? Just kidding........................................... .
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    Be ready to have your post deleted,lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    Went to Chicago with a firearm in the car. Stayed at an in-laws, and took the firearm (in my luggage) in the house the moment I arrived. Took the compact (g33) apart. Put a lock through the barrel. Put a lock through the lower. Put that in a travel lock box. Took a mag and locked it in a separate lock box. Then put each lock box into a different piece of luggage locked with a travel lock. At least I was able to rearm myself in IN and MI.

    Hopeful that the court demanded changes help bring change to IL. It is a place I would like to visit.
    Assuming the home invasion crew called an hour in advance you were ready for their "surprise"! At least you were able to rearm yourself in the places you were least likely to need to protect yourself

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