Driving Through Illinois With A M4 Carbine.

Driving Through Illinois With A M4 Carbine.

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    Driving Through Illinois With A M4 Carbine.

    I plan on having the magazines removed from the weapon, but does anyone know if Illinois State Law requires the cartridges being removed from the magazine while moving in the vehicle?


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    This is from USA Carry.com...see Concealed Carry Resources Tab at the top of the page: http://www.usacarry.com/

    Illinois Concealed Carry Permit Information

    Concealed Permit:
    Illinois does not issue concealed weapon permits. Possession of a firearm or ammunition generally requires an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) which does not allow you to carry concealed.

    Open Carry:
    Prohibited in all public areas.

    Vehicle Carry:
    There is more than one way to legally transport a firearm. However, in order to be in compliance with all statutes, it is recommended all firearms be transported:

    Unloaded,
    Enclosed in a case and,
    By persons who have a valid FOID card.
    Non- residents must be legally eligible to possess or acquire firearms and ammunition in their state of residence. It is recommended that, in order to be in compliance with all statutes, non-residents transport all firearms:

    Unloaded, and
    Enclosed in a case, and
    Not immediately accessible or broken down in a nonfunctioning state.


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    I have transported my handguns many times through Illinois. resupt99 nailed it. I even go so far as to keep the ammo secured and locked in a separate case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hartlathers View Post
    I have transported my handguns many times through Illinois. resupt99 nailed it. I even go so far as to keep the ammo secured and locked in a separate case.
    What he said and that was my understanding of their requirements. At the first Rest Stop in MO re-arm.
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    We have to make the trip thru IL each year went we go to Camp Perry. Our rifles are locked in the pelican case, ammo is separate. We take an SUV so the cases are on the back floor and all of our shooting gear, spotting scopes, chairs, mats, suit cases are on top. We stay on the freeway and don't stop in that state. The goal is to not spend a nickel there. Except for the toll. By the way IL has no conceal carry and the most strict gun laws in the country, How is that working out for them?
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    Do what others suggest. My wife is from Springfield, IL and when we go there from gun-friendly WV to visit, we have to disarm totally.

    It isn't all the citizens of Illinois, many of them outside of Chicago are very gun friendly, it's just that Chicago dictates to the people what they can and cannot do. Extends to the "visitors" as well.

    There is some hope on the horizon however. They have been told to craft a law concerning concealed carry and have been given a time limit to do it. However, it will be the most restrictive permit in the universe so while IL has "hope and change" we think it won't make a difference and they will continue to ban the carry of any firearm.
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    Driving through the midwest with a shotgun.

    Years ago, I had a friend who was moving from Wisconsin to Michigan. To help her out, I called the state police of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan to ask about transporting her shotgun. They all said the same thing, namely to have it unloaded, in a case, and in the trunk. I told them she had a minivan, so there was no trunk, and they all said to keep it in the back where it could not be reached.

    This was a long time ago, so things may have changed.

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    I would go AROUND Illinois if I could. Ugh. What an inconvenience.
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    Illinois courts have set a precedent on vehicle storage of firearms. Driver was pulled over, and disclosed that he was traveling with firearms. Police officer executed a search, and found unloaded firearms in center console, loaded magazines alongside. Courts ruled that a closed center console meets the requirements for a case. Keep in mind this driver was arrested, and prosecuted, luckily the courts ruled in his favor in the end.

    But if you want to transport firearms in Illinois they must be unloaded (magazines can be loaded as long as not in the gun). The firearms must be entirely enclosed in a "case" that latches, zips, buttons, or otherwise held close. If you choose to use your center console or glove box, NEVER open in the presence of police. This mean do NOT keep your wallet, proof of insurance or registration stored with your firearm.

    I live in Madison county, the local state's attorney issued a letter recognizing this case, and the center console/glove box as a case, while CLOSED!

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    On top of unloaded in a locked container in a place not readily accessible to driver / passengers, I personally would not even answer if they asked directly if I had a firearm in the vehicle. You don't have to answer any questions when stopped by police (just hand them your license, and in some places, insurance and registration), and they'd have no probable cause for a search thus fruit of the poisonous tree thus cannot (well, should not) be used. (As far as legality is concerned)


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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I would go AROUND Illinois if I could. Ugh. What an inconvenience.
    I was in Illinois as a child. I have not been back nor will I.(Unless it's as part of a liberating force.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    I was in Illinois as a child. I have not been back nor will I.(Unless it's as part of a liberating force.)
    I am so glad I don't live in a place full of commies like Illinois.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    I am so glad I don't live in a place full of commies like Illinois.
    Boy Howdie!

    They've eff'd up their own state and now they're running our country!
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    Driving through ILLannoy with an m-4. Heck Id have it mounted to the roof on a swivel with someone at the ready. Belt fed to boot!!. LOL

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